Note to other tech journalists - it's not hard to get on the phone to figure out what's happening with a story rather than just republishing what you see the first new site say.
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- Isn't there a Bing maps app windows phone...?Jan 5, 2013
- AFAICT, the map you get back from a mobile Google search is static - it doesn't respond to touch events (at least it doesn't when I tried in Android Chrome, so I presume it doesn't anywhere else).
On the other hand, the map you get from http://maps.google.com does respond to touch (zooming, dragging, etc). As I understand it, one of the big differences between mobile IE and Webkit (and Firefox and Opera, to some degree) is in their handling of touch events, so it isn't surprising that IE gets static maps but not touch-enabled ones.Jan 5, 2013
- Only that it just not that simple. And it is not just on Google maps that Windows Phone users have been getting the short end of the stick for a while now:
2.- https://plus.google.com/101835433272879715504/posts/Vj6on6skTWAJan 5, 2013
- early developers were only "iPhone 1st" & ignores the rest. Nobody raises hell, Android just focused on improving the experience.... but when Android marketshare skyrocketed, thats something they could not ignore anymore...Flipboard, instagram, etc. bottomline: give the developers a good reason to spend resources to WP8.periodJan 5, 2013
- IE is complete shit! I run a dating site in Latin America and I sure as hell do not support that browser! My site is awesome fully responsive, and my markup is super clean. And guess what? it's gong to stay that way!Jan 5, 2013