This week’s featured article shows how to draw shape objects on a map in Windows Phone applications. Generally you can add polylines, polygons and MapOverlay objects onto the map, however there are no predefined shapes which could be drawn into the map.
The complete source code for the example illustrated in this article can be found from Windows Phone 8 Maps Examples project, the code used here is implemented for example in MoreMapContent example inside that project.
Windows Phone 8 Maps Examples is a collection of code examples demonstrating the basic Map uses cases on Windows Phone 8. The examples are an evolution/extension of work previously done for other platforms, hosted on the Nokia Developer Wiki.
The map examples cover the following use cases (to list just a few):
Basic map with kinetic panning and pinch zooming
How different events can be captured, and which events are generated with different map changes
Moving to predefined locations
Switching different animation modes (parabolic, linear, none)
Changing heading, pitch & zoom levels
Switching between map color (light/dark) modes & map types (road, Arial, hybrid, terrain)
Toggling pedestrian features & landmarks on/off
Setting multiple values with setview()
Add and remove Markers (MapOverlay), Polyline and Polygon to the Map.
Map Explorer demonstrates the use of new Map control for Windows Phone 8. This application shows functionality like searching of address, calculating route, etc in the same page, giving the user an immediate understanding of the Map property changes. To follow the standards of using location feature in the application it has also added the query dialog for user’s premising before accessing the location service of the device. The project wiki explains the compatibility and implementation of the application.
Windows Phone 8 Map API brings a fluid and extensive use of Map experience. Whether you are upgrading an existing Bing Maps application or writing a new Map application for Windows Phone 8 , Guide to the maps could be the one stop tutorial for you. This article explains step-by-step implementation of Windows Phone 8 Map API along with its features and the class library used.
A map selector is a UI component for choosing the type of map to display (e.g. street map, terrain, satellite view etc.) This article explains how to create a Map Type Selector for both full-touch and non full-touch Java ME phones.
An appropriate UI is dynamically created at run time to utilise Full Touch features where they are available. The code also demonstrates how to create a fallback option so simpler feature phones are also supported.
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The Maps API for Java ME makes it possible to embed Nokia maps into Java ME applications. However, if these apps need to support pinch zoom functionality for maps then they have to implement custom pinch zooming in their applications. This week’s featured article covers this pinch zooming implementation using Gesture API in Java ME.
The article has a buildable source code example available for download. If you plan to use maps in your Java ME apps – please try this out and let us know if the article was helpful.
J’ai écrit cette semaine un article pour le blog des développeurs Nokia France. Le sujet : utiliser l’API REST Nokia Maps dans vos applications Windows Phone. J’ai eu quelques heures après la publication une question sur twitter : Comment faire … Continue reading →
Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a comenzar a examinar el acceso al hardware del que disponemos en las aplicaciones metro para Windows 8. En primer lugar hablaremos del GPS, de como acceder a el y utilizar los datos que nos brinda. Para que nuestra aplicación pueda hacer uso del Gps, lo primero que necesitamos hacer es declarar en el appxmanifest de nuestra aplicación, en la pestaña de capacidades, que deseamos hacer uso de la localización del usuario: De esta forma tendremos los…(read more)
Run Tracker by jappit (Alessandro La Rosa) is a Series 40 application demonstrates how to track and keep record of various parameters of running activities like route, distance, duration and speed of run. It’s a MIDlet and uses some of the features of Ovi Maps Java ME Location API to display track information on Map.
This application, made specifically for Series 40 phones, will bring them a step closer to being used to track daily workout. Tracking daily workout is a function currently limited to better equipped Smartphones, and this application aims to bring this functionality to the next billion.
With the addition of more modules like a pedometer, and changing the Run to include Walks as well, this application has the potential to become a full fledged workout tracker.
Throughout the fall I will be teaching a series of workshops on Qt for Symbian using the N8 around the U.S. and Canada. We have already held two well attended classes in Boston and Toronto. More information about the workshops can be found below If you live and/or work in North America, I hope to see you at one of the remaining workshops.
Forum Nokia and Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), a Qt certified training and consulting partner, are providing an intensive two day hands-on, classroom style coding workshop that will train developers how to use Qt to develop mobile applications for the new Nokia N8. Attendees will learn how to create mobile applications with Qt by using an actual N8. Workshops are currentlyscheduled for Boston, Toronto, NYC, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver with more cities being added soon.