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Navigon for Windows Phone 7 provides turn-by-turn voice navigation


Summary: A weakness in the current version of Mango is the lack of a solid GPS navigation solution, but we now have Navigon coming to the rescue.

In early September I posted on the news that Navigon was bringing their app to Windows Phone 7 and then last night I saw that the folks at WPCentral.com spotted Navigon in the U.S. and European Marketplaces. This is pretty good news for Windows Phone owners since the Bing Maps implementation is lacking quite a bit, especially with the need to tap to hear directions for the next turn.

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We should eventually see Nokia Windows Phone devices with Nokia Maps, but for now you may want to consider Navigon for Windows Phone. Navigon is available for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices and for the special introductory $29.99 price in the U.S. you get all the states that will consume 1.6GB (lets you use this for offline navigation) and there does not appear to be a way to just pick and choose what states you want to install. Thankfully, I have two 32GB Windows Phone devices so have plenty of room to try out Navigon.

Navigon for Windows Phone 7 includes:

* Spoken turn-by-turn directions
* Visual lane guidance
* Live traffic information and rerouting
* Speed Assistant
* Pedestrian navigation options
* Live Tiles support

You will also find the augmented reality function Reality Scanner, which provides an instant and effortless way of identifying nearby destinations while on foot; an option to select address information directly from the phone’s contact list; and the ability to save a favorite or home address as a shortcut on the start screen.

I have tried Navigon’s application on other platforms and find features like the lane assist to be extremely useful when traveling in new cities. The full retail price will be $49.99, but is available until 15 November for just $29.99. There is a European purchase option as well.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/navigon-for-windows-phone-7-provides-turn-by-turn-voice-navigation/6682

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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Mango, Windows Phone 7 Developer

 

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Yalla Apps gives Jordanian Developers access to the global Windows Phone 7 Market


Microsoft announced the launch of “Yalla Apps”, a regional Windows Phone 7 developer portal that will serve as an accelerator for the creation, Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Google Extends AdMob Support to Windows Phone 7


Google on Tuesday invited Windows Phone 7 application developers to start using its AdMob advertising platform.

Google released a beta SDK that will let Windows Phone 7 developers integrate AdMob ads into their applications. They’ll be able to control where the ads appear and what kinds of ads are shown. They’ll also be able to include text and banner ads and, when users click on the ads, open a Web page or link to the App Marketplace.

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Google said it has customized the ad experience to give it the look and feel of Windows Phone 7.

The addition of support for Windows Phone 7 could entice more developers to build apps for that platform. AdMob already displays ads in apps on iPhones, Android phones and webOS Palm devices. Developers might be encouraged to port their applications to Windows Phone 7 if it’s now easier to use the same ad system across all the platforms.

Some Windows Phone 7 developers, particularly those outside of the U.S., appear to have been eager to use AdMob. One created a way to integrate AdMob ads into applications and shared it with the community.

Microsoft lets developers use ads from its own ad platform but the capability is not yet available in all countries. That’s one reason that developers have started using AdMob, even before Google officially extended support to them.

Another ad platform, from Millennial Media, also recently added support for Windows Phone 7.

Google bought AdMob, one of the largest mobile advertising platforms, last year.

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/222199/google_extends_admob_support_to_windows_phone_7.html

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2011 in Google, SDK, Windows Phone 7 Developer

 

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Prototype Interactive launches “Yalla Apps”, a Windows Phone 7 Developer Portal for the Middle East & Africa region


Yalla Apps is a regional Windows Phone 7 developer portal managed by Prototype Interactive, a leading UAE based digital agency. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Apps, Windows Phone 7 Developer

 

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Windows 7 Phone Application Developer


Zco Corporation offers Windows Phone 7 development for windows cell phones, windows pda phones and windows mobile phones. For more information, check zco website.

 

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