sKwok12 sKwok12 - 2 months ago 13
Android Question

How well does Bing Maps API integrate with Android app?

First of all, I would like to ask, CAN YOU integrate

Bing Maps
within an Android app?
Secondly, if possible, what are the advantages
Bing
has over
Google Maps API
and vice versa?

Answer

Updates This Android SDK v1.5is now deprecated

see this link for proper use of BingMap using AJAX controller


Open Source Bing Maps SDK of course it's not official so there is a con right off the top, looks a bit dated but then again the google map api for android in my opinion is a bit dated, but you can work around most limitations.

Seems like both of them want to keep the really "good stuff" to themselves, built in competitive advantage for them.

As far as pro's and con's it depends on what you are trying to do. I don't think there is any perfect solution out there, Decarta which is a bit more free in it's usage restrictions than Google or Bing Decarta Dev Zone and they have a broader range of use API's in my opinion, for instance I like their POI Api vs. using places or yelp etc.

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