No Surprise Here: King of Bing Maps is Taxi Fare Calculator

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When the Bing Team announced that they were holding a contest for developers to create new Bing Map applications, called the “King of Bing Maps,” the blogosphere soon erupted with news of one of the entries: the Taxi Fare calculator.

The Taxi Fare Calculator app was developed by Ricky Brundritt, and, as you may imagine, it lets you enter in a starting address and end address and then see what the cab fare may be, as well as the shortest route. Fare estimates are based on rates for cabs in the area, and include pick-up rates and by-the-miles costs, as applicable.

Obviously, this map app is extremely handy, which is why everyone was raving about it.

Now the Bing Team has revealed that the app is the official winner of the contest, news which was announced via a video on MSDN's Channel 9. Brundritt, as the grand-prize winner, won $1000.

The other winners included in GeoSales Tax and Ricky’s Data Viewer


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