Microsoft releases location based meeting application for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has recently released a new location based application for Windows Phone 7 called We’re In. This app allows users to simply invite people to a meeting or an event with the use of Bing Maps. I unfortunately can’t test it out because the current version only works in the US and Israel but here’s the official description anyway:

Update: We’re In seems to be the first official Mango application available on the Marketplace as it support contacs integration and fast application switching.

We’re In makes organizing get-togethers, carpooling or trying to find people in a crowd a breeze. Any time you want to see where your friends are – We’re In can help you. It’s simple, invite your friends, and when they join, they’ll see your location and you’ll see theirs. When the invite expires, so does the shared location – no complicated process to worry about.

We’re In allows you to:

•Create a get-together invite for a group of friends

•See where your friends are

•Share your location with your friends in real time

•Control your privacy – your location is only shared with the group of invitees, only for a short time slot

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Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 Mango released

Windows Phone developers should be happy to learn that the new Silverlight Toolkit for Mango has just been released by Microsoft. It contains tons of improvements over the previous version and is still open source. The toolkit has also been localized to support all the new languages supported by Mango along with new Mango specific controls like the HubTile and a totally rebuild LongList Selector that takes advantage of the OS’s smooth scrolling and off-thread image loading capability.

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