The Bing Team announced today that they're releasing beta version of a new tool for developers that will allow them to improve the quality of apps written in Microsoft's design language, Metro. Bing Maps SDK for Metro style apps will enable developers to add the latest road maps, bird's-eye views, and low-angle high-res images to their apps.
The announcement comes on the heels of last week's debut of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8. As Senior Program Manager of Bing Maps, Dan Polivy, explains,
Additional features include flexibility among programming languages so that developers more familiar or who simply prefer C#, C++, or Visual Basic as well as an updated licensing term. The new licensing model aims to give developers much more fluidity in constructing and testing Metro style apps on the current Consumer Preview of Windows 8.