04-20-2012 04:53 AM
You would have to find the URL interface of the Bing Mapping. Where by you can send a request with coordinates and it will return you this map. Then when you move the screen on your phone, in what ever manner, you would have to resend a new request for the map, with the new coordinates. Its not straight forward.
Im using my own mapping REST interface, as it is a necessity but if you can use mapField, I strongly recommend that instead.
04-20-2012 05:48 AM
04-20-2012 06:20 AM
Oh I dont know about this method sorry.
Ive built my map application from the ground up. Using a web service that returns images. I know google has a similar API.
But if you can do what you suggest that would be easier. Sorry but I cant help you on that though. Ive no experience in doing so.
04-20-2012 06:32 AM
Unforunately not. It is a private app, for private customers and is not freely distributed or sold over the App Store.
Plus its still in development I just got the GPS displaying on my mapping system Yay.
04-20-2012 06:40 AM
04-20-2012 07:37 AM - edited 04-20-2012 07:40 AM
I am getting static maps that I provide from my own web service. via REST interface. (sent back in GIF Compression, as a byte array in Base64String Format.)
I have seen and can do similar with a google map API that obtains static images. Since thats all the maps are. When I move the screen, it drags the image with it. And when I release, It obtains a new static map image of what the screen should now display. And then displays it
I tried using Mapfield for use with my own maps but never did find a way. It seems stuck on BB Maps.
I should mention, that this obviously uses the internet to obtain images. If its ever possible, I recommend using on device mapping. I had to use this due to slow reading times causing massive lag delays, So the server draws my maps for me.
The Cons: Eats at your data allowance, even if each image is only 50kB - Soon adds up. (unless unlimited data plan). And requires internet connection to work.
04-20-2012 07:54 AM