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Bing Maps Free Licence -private network definition RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I've recently created Lightswitch HTML app and would like to add Bing Map control to it, but after reading terms and conditions of Bing Maps free licence I'm not sure whether I qualify.

    The app will be hosted on shared hosting server on the internet, but it will not be publicly available. It will only be used internally by my colleagues at work to display an address of our customers (we have 200 of regular customers and that does not change, hence maps usage should be very low).

    How should I understand "private network" term? Does it mean that I could only use this app if it was running physically on the internal network, or perhaps it means that it could be hosted on the server somewhere on the internet and used, as long as it is not publicly available and is used only privately by colleagues in my organisation? We don't have internal server, that's the reason why I used hosting service provider to deploy my app. Can I use free licence key in the above scenario?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    Thanks!

    Regards,

    Tom


    • Edited by l3ulky Sunday, April 10, 2016 4:21 PM
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 4:01 PM

Answers

  • For internal apps Bing Maps has recently added free usage if you sign up through the Azure marketplace here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/bingmaps/mapapis/

    This will give you 10,000 transactions a month for free. If you exceed this limit your key will be temporarily blocked unless you select the option to auto upgrade your subscription.


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by l3ulky Monday, April 11, 2016 6:04 AM
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:41 PM
  • Regardless of where your app is hosted, if it is only accessible to employees of a company it requires an internal key. Even though the azure website requires a credit card, it doesn't charge you unless you choose one of the paid subscriptions. If you choose the free one the credit card is mainly there so that you can easily upgrade when needed. There is another way to create a Bing maps key which doesn't require a credit card but it doesn't have free usage for internal apps.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Monday, April 11, 2016 4:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by l3ulky Monday, April 11, 2016 6:04 AM
    Monday, April 11, 2016 4:08 AM

All replies

  • For internal apps Bing Maps has recently added free usage if you sign up through the Azure marketplace here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/bingmaps/mapapis/

    This will give you 10,000 transactions a month for free. If you exceed this limit your key will be temporarily blocked unless you select the option to auto upgrade your subscription.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by l3ulky Monday, April 11, 2016 6:04 AM
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:41 PM
  • Thank you very much for quick answer.

    I've just tried link provided, but it seems that I cannot sign up to that without providing credit card details. Is it possible to sign up without providing payment details?

    Going back to my original question. Does this mean that I cannot use free key for the scenario described by me in the first post? I was only wondering what's the definition of "private network"? If I put an app on external server (shared web hosting provider), but app is used only internally by employees of my organisation, can this app be used with free key?

    Thanks,

    Regards,

    Tom

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 6:53 PM
  • Regardless of where your app is hosted, if it is only accessible to employees of a company it requires an internal key. Even though the azure website requires a credit card, it doesn't charge you unless you choose one of the paid subscriptions. If you choose the free one the credit card is mainly there so that you can easily upgrade when needed. There is another way to create a Bing maps key which doesn't require a credit card but it doesn't have free usage for internal apps.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Monday, April 11, 2016 4:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by l3ulky Monday, April 11, 2016 6:04 AM
    Monday, April 11, 2016 4:08 AM
  • Thank you very much for your help!

    Regards,

    Tom

    Monday, April 11, 2016 6:04 AM