April 5, 2011 | by Michael Heller
It just got a little bit easier for developers to create alternatives or even full replacements for Google Maps on Android. InKnowledge has released a Bing Maps SDK for Android at Codeplex.
There is even a video showing off Bing Maps on Android. Things still are a bit buggy, though. You can see in the video that navigation gestures don’t always work, there is general lag throughout, and too many options are buried in menus. But, it’s a good start, and with some work and optimization, developers could certainly use this to create viable alternatives to Google Maps on Android.
If you want to play around with the SDK, just head over to Codeplex. Otherwise, here’s the video.