Interesting news from Bing (Microsoft) today as the company announces a new map SDK along with a challenge to developers. From Microsoft… Bing opened up the Bing Map App API to developers at www.bing.com/maps/developers with the release of the Bing Map App Software Development Kit (SDK). This release gives developers the ability to create their own map apps built on top of Bing Maps and hosted on bing.com/maps. Once developers create their Bing Map app, they’re encouraged to submit it to the King of Bing Maps Challenge. The challenge starts today and concludes on July 25, 2010.
What can developers do with the SDK? Well, here’s just a sampling as there are 2 new mapping apps built on Bing.
More info available on the Bing blog post.