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  • Question

  • The company i work for is interested in using the Bing Maps in our new medical sync app. We just have a few questions that still need to be answered to move forward. 

    1. Is there any cost to leveraging Bing Maps in Windows, Android, ios applications. 

    2. Is Bing Maps able to be used on Android and ios devices. 

    2. Are there any limitations we would need to worry about on devices other then Windows. 


    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:44 PM

Answers

  • In response to your questions:

    1. Bing Maps does have free terms of use that can be used for public facing applications. Android and iOS apps can generate up to 125,000 transactions a year for free. Windows apps can generate up to 50,000 transactions a day for free. If your app uses more transactions than this, then you would need to license Bing Maps. There is also free limits for internal facing app which is 120,000 transactions a year through Azure: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/bingmaps/mapapis/ If large volumes of transactions are needed, or your company has an enterprise agreement with Microsoft, or if a known user license is desired, contact the Bing Maps licensing team at maplic@microsoft.com
    2. Yes, a fairly decent percentage of the usage of Bing Maps today comes from iOS and Android apps. Most developers us the Bing Maps JavaScript control for this as it works cross platform well.
    3. Bing Maps doesn't currently provide a map control that works offline on Android or iOS.

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    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:18 PM