Optimizing Performance for WP7 Bing Maps Control - by @codechinchilla
One of the first apps I created for Windows Phone with 25K was one called Maps+. It’s still available, but it definitely has some flaws – namely the Bing Soap API was finicky (yes I should have used the REST API), and didn’t seem to work depending on where you were in the world.
Despite the issues, one of the parts that I was rather proud of was the map optimization and performance. If you’ve used mapping apps on WP7 before, you’ve most likely run into lag and stuttering. Not to say my app was perfect in this regard, but I feel like I found a few good tricks to eek out some more frames.
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Post Contributed by: Kunal Chowdhury
Kunal is the Site Admin and Contributor of Silverlight-Zone. He is a Software Engineer, Microsoft Silverlight MVP, Code Project Mentor and a Code Project MVP. He is also an active Author in SilverlightShow.net and a speaker in various community events. He works on Microsoft Platform and very passionate about Silverlight technology. He started his career in 2007 and achieved various awards during his professional life.
He shares his findings in his personal blog: http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com and he also tweets at: @kunal2383.