tags: Windows 10, UWP, JavaScript

I am working on an app for the Windows Store that requires mapping functionality. As it is a Windows app, it seems logical to use Bing Maps as they also provide an SDK for apps. Currently it is at version 8, but I had a few problems implementing that version so went for version 7 with the hope to upgrade it at some point when I get more traction for the app.

Firstly you need to go to the Bing Maps Developer portal and sign in to request an API key for your project.

Click on the Create Key link and enter some details about the app. For store apps, a key type of Basic should suffice as we are not doing any enterprise level development. Choose Universal Windows app for the type and any URL you have for your in dev app (I use a placeholder page on my website where the app privacy policy etc. are going to go).

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tags: Windows 10, UWP, JavaScript

If you want to monetize your UWP apps, it might be part of you plan to have some kind of trial so that uses can try out the basic functionality of your hard work. This can be achieved in two places, firstly you need to test and set the properties in the app. Then you need to change the properties of your app submission in the Windows Dev Center. So here I will cover how we write the code to test for a trial installation of your app.

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tags: Personal, JavaScript

Well its been quite a while since my last post and it might look like I wasn’t going to be blogging again. I am planning on writing more and posting the content here. The reasons I haven’t blogged in a while are numerous, but basically I have been involved with a project over the past 12 months that has taken up my time and at the tail end of last year I got a bit burned out with everything tech.

So excuses over, what am I going to be writing about in the coming weeks and months?

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