Live Search for Mobile’s recent update comes the ability to access collections on your mobile device. The feature comes with a few preloaded collections, and you can search through items collected by others, but it becomes much more powerful when you add your own collections. While it certainly isn’t “seamless computing” at this point, adding a collection takes just a few steps, and with a few tricks it can really add to the mobile experience with Live Search for Mobile. Steve Lombardi from Live Maps shows us around the new features, and I’ll show you how to add your own collections to your phone.
The Collections tab in Live Search Maps allows you to search through items in collections that others have posted, sorted by tag or collection, by using the search tools on Live Maps:
You can zoom in to an area on a map, and sort by tag, or by items with photos, 3d buildings, or MapCruncher layers (the three icons). And yes you can subscribe to those, as well. But another way the Live Search for Mobile Collections feature is interesting is when you create your own collection, and then access it on your mobile device (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, or any phone with a browser and a data plan). That’s what we’re going to do here.