This is an interesting app that just went live (for free). It’s a map app that can pull maps from either Bing or Google and you can swap between the two. And that’s only the beginning:

Bingle Maps is a full featured map application. Other than the commonly desired features like Search, Routing and Itineraries, it allows you to drop unlimited personal pins and synchronize them with your DropBox account, not to mention that it also integrates with Google Maps.
Highlights:
– You can choose to use either Bing Maps or Google Maps.
– Tap your current location to drop a pin.
– Hold down on anywhere else on the map to drop as many pins as you like.
– Hold down on a pin to move it.
– Tap on the pin to expand it.
– You can easily find directions between pins and current locatoin with the “from” and “to” button.
– When editing a pin, tap the name “my pin” on top to personalize the name.
– Browse and quickly navigate between pins, search results and route points through “Layers”.
– Send your pins and search results to others via sms or email.
– Synchronize your pins online via DropBox.

I briefly tried it and despite feeling dirty with Google on my phone, it’s a pretty neat app. I need to ticker with it to figure out how to get the directions to appears like it does on their site but I’m keeping it installed in any case to see where this goes.

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  1. The sync with Dropbox is huge. Nothing like adding a bunch of data to an app, only to lose it with a reset. Hope more apps continue to follow the model to backup/sync with SkyDrive or Dropbox. Not like it costs anything. Will have to give this one a go.

  2. Does this just let you scrape in data through google’s api to get a second map opinion on South American borders or do you also get google’s other map stuff like transit, walking, tracks, Latitude, any of the layers, Places, caching, vector imaging — you know, random shit like that?

    Pins baby, pins. How did they pull that off pre-Mango?

  3. All right, well, those cocky Android fanboys (oh sorry, you guys say fanbois with an i because that’s how it’s done, right) who think they’re not only cool enough to get into New York City’s Rao’s but that they ought to check the traffic on a fair number of the surrounding streets in addition to perusing reviews in order to make sure the place is good enough in various respects. Warning, it’s kind of big but arguably with quality in addition to quantity with respect to the information it offers (most of which I have collapsed), but let me recreate that Google experience, and maybe then you can reassure me that you can get this same sort of data if not more as easily if not easier and prettier on Windows Phone. Hang on a sec…

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