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Monday, February 14, 2011

TA Maps 2 Now Available On The WP7 Marketplace

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.techautos.com/2011/02/11...-7-marketplace/

"TA Maps is a mapping solution that uses sources like Google Maps and OpenStreetMap and gives better coverage in many parts of the world than Bing Maps."

If you have heard in the past about the TA Maps app, which was pitched as Google Maps for Windows Phone 7, then this development may be quite exciting for you. To use the original version you would have needed a jailbroken phone, and I'm sure none of our readers would have had one (ahem). This new version is available in the Marketplace. It looks like it is very full featured, including:

  • Scrollable/zoomable maps
  • Street/satellite views
  • GPS location tracking
  • Search
  • Favorite locations
  • Driving mode (keeps map centered on GPS location)
  • GPS sensitivity settings
  • Smoothly restores your last map view and pushpins

If you have some experience with this app, please let us know in the comments how you think it compares with Bing Maps.


More Windows Phone 7 App Recommendations

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:30 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...one-apps-5.aspx

"Check out my 5 picks for this week's most promising new Windows Phone apps and let me know what you think."

Michael Stroth over at the Windows Phone Blog recently published a short review of five new Windows Phone apps that he feels are worthy of your attention. We have included references to one of these before (Balloon Gunner), and I have to agree that these are worth checking out. Included in his list are Outdoor Navigation (see the screen shot above), Windows Phone Insider (a WP7 help/tutorial system with a different twist), Flickr for Windows Phone 7, and the NY Times Newsreader. If you have a look at the screen shots for all of these apps I believe you will agree that they are certainly visually appealing. I will leave it to you to decide if they are worth pinning to your phone.


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