Windows Mobile Phone 7 features an extraordinary mobile version which belongs to Bing Maps (property of Microsoft). Windows Mobile Phone 7 allows people to get directions, search locations of and directories of interest, and much more activities!
Bing Maps fitted to Windows Phone 7
To extract the most valuable of Bing Maps, people will need to have their own phone which need to be configured really correctly (what is quite simple), and that means activating the Position services. This relies on the GPS system “A-GPS” or other way – Assisted GPS. A-GPS is a system for assuring that the subject’s location is correctly being detect by using of information from multiple satellites and triangulation from mobile phone towers.
With the Position services active (somewhere known as Location service), Bing Maps may then determine very correct user’s position and therefore feed appropriate information to user’s handset.
For doing this action the user just need to do these few steps:
- Activate Position services in Start
- Go to Settings – Position/Location
- User can also read the Privacy Statement which can explain how the collected information must be used.
How to use Bing Maps on Your Mobile Devise
First at all the user need to launch Bing Maps, which is really simple – you just have to swipe left or right from the Start screen or just tap the pointer to get to the Programs list. After that, you need to scroll down until you find Bing Maps. You might create a start screen tile by tap and pressing long time the button on the Programs screen and selecting Pin to Start.
You should note one important thing – this is not a Live Tile and that’s why it is not going to send any regularly updated data to your Windows Mobile Phone start screen.
Bing Maps may suggest three main controls – Directions, Me and Search, every available from the main menu at the foot of the screen.
All the directions are going to permit the user to calculate a route among 2 positions, with Start defaulting to user’s GPS position, so all users must do is to enter a city or any other address for the Bing Maps to calculate the route, that may be toggled for journeys by car or foot.
There is one other interesting option – when you press the button “Me” Bing Maps is goint to centre the map on your current position, while Search is going to permit you to enter an address or business name that is going then to be displayed on a map!
Additional options of the Menu of Bing Maps fo Windows Phone 7
- If the user drags the ellipses he might access additional options in the Bing Maps menu. May be the 1st which you shoul note is “Clear map”, which is most used after performing a search and which will remove all of the last displayed position flags and routes.
- There is also Aerial view with option for enabling and disabling on/off toggles among a Bing map view and a satellite photograph. The satellite photos often looks to be out of date on services as Bing and Google Maps so the user can opt to stick to the standard illustrated map.
- If the users have chosed a route search with the Directions tool, in the ellipses menu they are going to see the details of the Route option that is going to display all of the roads and junctions they should take to their destination. Eventually, Settings are going to permit the users to Delete all history of their previous map searches as well as switch off position services for the Maps app, during leaving it activated for other apps as Bing Maps.