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Location and mapping are at the heart of many of the most compelling apps and it’s easy to see why: people love using their smart phones to find and share information about where they are and what’s around them.
Microsoft supports both a unified location API and a vibrant map control, and in Windows Phone 8, these services are even more robust. With a new map control based on Nokia’s HERE service data, plus a new converged location API, you can now utilize most of your location code across both Windows and Windows Phone.
If you are looking into leveraging location and mapping in your app, here are the key resources you need in order to get started:
We encourage you to be creative with location-based services in your apps – get started today with these resources and as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas. Share them via Twitter @wpdev.
Unfortunately, the maps control has a serious bug, which makes is useless in long-running scenarios. Here is the bug: social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../continuous-wp8-map-control-redrawing . I decided to continue working with Bing Maps in my app until this bug is fixed.