Microsoft released newly refreshed Maps app together with its SDK (which is part of Windows SDK) featuring 3D cities and Streetside experience. I led a team developing Streetside feature together with many talented people from Bing Maps and Windows (KJ Sethi, Mike Ammerlaan, Pablo Candelas Gonzalez, Roberto Bojorquez Alfaro, Seung Woo Lee, Teemu Laakso, and many others). Using the feature we released, users can explore street-level experience natively from Windows by default. Also, any developers can utilize our SDK to embed Streetside to their awesome apps.
As a developer at Microsoft geospatial team, I worked with many great people to bring native 3D map experience to Windows 8.1. I mostly contributed on Streetside features, including the lens-like interactive “bubble view” from the aerial perspective, Streetside navigation, and general UI/UX inside the Streetside mode.