New TrafficManager in Bing Maps AJAX v7 Show Traffic Incidents

Bing Maps AJAX v7's new TrafficManager--now show traffic incidents and gives control to show or hide both. Bing shows popular search queries on homepage via images. Skype for Windows Phone 8 app integrates People Hub.

Bing Maps AJAX v7 control now show traffic incidents in addition to traffic flow and gives you the control to show or hide both with the new TrafficManager, inform bing.

"The TrafficManager class replaces and enhances the functionality provided by the TrafficFlow class which is now deprecated, but will continue to be supported," Bing adds."

Hovering over an incident bring up details including time and duration. You can find the sample that created this view and more details on the TrafficManager page.

Below is a view of Seattle traffic flow and incidents:

bing maps ajax v7 traffic manager

In other news, homepage updates now highlights the popular search terms through the neat little images at the bottom, along with search query text to the right side of image.

As you can see in the image below, the featues is enabled through a new bar at the bottom of the home page, providing quick access to popular Bing search terms, using littel square images. Once the homepage loads, the bar slides up from the bottom, and can also minimized.

bing home page now shows popular search terms via images

In other news, Microsoft is rolling out an update to Skype app for Windows Phone 8 devices featuring integration with the People Hub.

The People Hub is the place to kick off conversations (phone, text, IM, email, even Skype) and check out your friends' latest tweets, posts, and pics.

In addition, the new Skype app also brings support for HD video calls, video calls in landscape or portrait mode, and additionally allows users to use both cameras.

people hub in windows phone

Microsoft has also posted a video showcasing the features of the People Hub in Windows Phone: