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#152038 13-Sep-2014 23:51
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apologies if a duplicate post. previous one didn't appear.

Does anyone know if google maps (not interested in bing maps) and youtube are supported on wp 8.1?

Also, am looking for a phone for development and thinking about a lumina 520 or 635. Anyone have any thoughts? I use an iPhone as my primary device, the dev. phone is more for just eval purposes.




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  #1128133 14-Sep-2014 01:14
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I use a Google Maps app on WP 8.1.  It's not an official Google App, rather it is from stanford.edu (Stanford University) but it works fine.





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  #1128179 14-Sep-2014 08:31
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Here Maps are available - with offline maps, voice navigation and more they are much better valu, I think.






 

 

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Here (Nokia) Maps is a very good app. There is no need for a nav man or Tom Tom type device. There's other neat stuff linked to Here Maps giving ratings on things like restaurants nearby etc.

Also there is a desk top version that allows you to plan a route and then sync via you Here account to your mobile device.




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freitasm: Here Maps are available - with offline maps, voice navigation and more they are much better valu, I think.

I must admit, I use Here Maps much more than Google Maps.  However, I've found one place so far where Google Maps are better.  During July we were in New Caledonia, and the Here Maps file is very crude, with little detail.  On Lifou Island, it was OK because there are only a few roads, so it was good enough.

But in Noumea, Here Maps had very few streets shown, and at one point it was plotting our location in the sea, rather than on land!  No doubt it will improve over time, but I find it handy to have both mapping apps loaded, just in case.







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Thanks folks,  
   For now I think I will utilize the emulator in Visual Studio until I need a device - it looks like the phones are all capable, but the issue appears to still be lack of mainstream apps (and local to NZ ones).

On an aside, does anyone know if there is a Windows Phone model (on the cheap end) that has a camera on both sides?    I was going to grab a Lumia 520 or 635 as a development device, but discovered they have no front facing cameras.

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  #1128868 15-Sep-2014 10:53

TwoSeven:

On an aside, does anyone know if there is a Windows Phone model (on the cheap end) that has a camera on both sides?    I was going to grab a Lumia 520 or 635 as a development device, but discovered they have no front facing cameras.

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