The Bing Maps AJAX Control on Mobile Devices

When we launched version 6.3 of the Bing Maps AJAX control earlier this month, one of the new features was the “Core Mode”. There core-mode strips down some of the features from the standard-mode and reduces the size of the control significantly. The main idea of this core-mode is to load a basic entry-map more quickly but as a nice side-effect it also works quite well on mobile devices. You fill find more details on the supported methods of the core-mode here.

In order to activate the core mode you just add a little “c” at the end of the version number:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ecn.dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6.3c"></script>

Have a look at this little sample here which uses the Bing Maps AJAX Control in core-mode on a mobile website and overlays some floor-plans. To make this all a bit more fancy I have created a Microsoft Tag pointing to this website. Currently supported devices for the tag reader are:

Windows Mobile
5.0
6.0
6.1
6.5

Android
1.5
1.6
2.0
2.0.1
2.1

BlackBerry
4.3
4.5
4.6
4.7
5.0

iPhone
3.0
3.1

Once you installed the tag-reader from http://gettag.mobi start the application, point the camera on your mobile device to the tag below and you will automatically be redirected to the mobile website. I realize of course that it doesn’t make too much sense for content that is already on the web but it might be a good idea to have this is print-media or on billboards.

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