The Windows phone 7 home brew scene continues to cook, with the latest news being software which allows one to access Googleâ€™s mapping data.
The software currently features:
- Scrollable/zoomable Google maps
- GPS location tracking
- GPS enable + sensitivity settings
- Smoothly restores last map view from state or isolated storage when app is restored
The application, which is not in Marketplace, and therefore needs a developer-unlocked device to install, is currently pretty limited, only allowing browsing and location, but the developer, TechAutos, plans to improve it further.
He plans to add:
- Address / point-of-interest search
To make it easier to install these homebrew apps without having to load the whole Visual Studio Tom Condon has created XAP Installer, which makes the process of installed an XAP as simple as clicking on it on the desktop.