Leverage the Maps app in your Windows Store app with Protocol Activation

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In this DevNugget, Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie, shows how you can leverage the functionality of the Maps app that ships with Windows 8 to provide mapping and directions for users of your app, using a simple uri syntax to leverage the Maps app's support for protocol activation.

The official docs for the Maps app uri scheme can be found here.

You can read more at his blog post on the subject, part of his "Windows 8: What I've Learned" series.

UPDATE: You can now download Community Megaphone for Windows 8 at:

http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/community-megaphone/65b28d25-c987-410f-8f72-c05cdb6fc55c

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