Windows Phone 7

Lawsuit Charges Microsoft with Location Spying with Windows Phone 7

Users of this site will remember that "locationgate" affected most modern smartphones OS. A new episode is discussed over Slashdot in a story named Lawsuit Claims Windows Phone 7 Spies On Users.

Their summary: "Microsoft wants to emulate the success of the iPhone, but they probably didn't want to follow in Apple's footsteps this way: a class action lawsuit claims that Windows Phone 7 is collecting location data on users, even when they request that it stop. But a look at the internals shows that Microsoft might not be acting as Big Brother-ish as it appears."

Slashgeo will resume geonews aggregation (and catching up the last three weeks too) pretty soon. Thanks for bearing with us.

ThinkGeo Launches Map Control for Windows Phone 7

Frisco, TX – ThinkGeo today introduced Map Suite Windows Phone Edition, the newest entry in their family of GIS controls for .NET software developers.  Built upon the powerful and successful Map Suite GIS engine, Windows Phone Edition is designed to bring interactive maps to Windows Phone 7 devices through the use of a simple Visual Studio .NET control.

Map Suite Windows Phone Edition gives .NET developers the ability to deliver a completely custom GIS solution to Windows Phone 7 handsets.  It also integrates with the device’s GPS and boasts full support for touch events, including pinch zooming and tapping to draw and edit shapes.  WP7 apps built with Map Suite Windows Phone Edition can utilize custom map data (including consumption of WMS services), perform spatial queries, track vehicles, draw thematic maps and much more, going far beyond what’s possible with the simple map services built into Windows Phone 7.

Additionally, since Map Suite Windows Phone Edition is built upon the established Map Suite core framework, developers who are already working on applications for the desktop or web using other Map Suite editions can now easily port their projects to Windows Phone 7 handsets, broadening their potential market to include the fast-growing world of mobile computing.

Map Suite Windows Phone Edition is currently available as a public beta with special introductory pricing and can be purchased online from ThinkGeo’s web store at http://gis.thinkgeo.com/store/.  Free 60-day evaluations are also available for download from ThinkGeo’s web site.

ThinkGeo is an industry leader in GIS mapping components and customizable GPS tracking solutions.  The company offers a wide variety of high-quality geospatial products for software development, asset tracking and much more.  They have clients from a wide base of industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace.  For more information about ThinkGeo products or professional services, visit www.thinkgeo.com or contact a ThinkGeo sales representative at [email protected] or (866) 847-7510.

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