MicroSoft Releases Bing for the iPad

. April 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

MicroSoft has announced Bing for the iPad.

Key Features
Custom Design
• Built specifically for the large, high-resolution iPad screen, the Bing for iPad app is sleek, simple and easy to use — letting you search and discover cool new things while lounging at home.

• Enjoy a new, breathtaking homepage image every day, with hotspots sharing additional details about the image — including travel tips, urban legends and interesting facts.

Touch Friendly
• Forget the back button! The seamless touch integration makes it easy to quickly swipe back and forth between search results, images, videos and more.

Home Screen Tiles
• The home screen tiles keep you up-to-date on the latest news, traffic, weather, stock quotes, movies and popular searches, and you can easily access this content from the main screen.

Finance
• Keep an eye on your finances to make smarter investment decisions. Monitor up to 18 ticker symbols at a time, and easily keep an eye on your three most important stocks on the homepage tile.

Image Search
• A picture’s worth a thousand words. The Bing for iPad app offers a grid view of image searches, details of the image source and full page previews — all without leaving the app.

Trends/News
• The Trends feature — available exclusively on the Bing for iPad app — lets you explore the top 10 trending searches of the current and past seven days, using the touch screen interface to scroll through content and dive into news.

• Keep up with the latest news with results optimized for the iPad, including rich images and magazine-inspired layouts.

Movies
• Grab your popcorn and your iPad to get all the latest information about movies, watch trailers, find a theater close to you, see showtimes and buy tickets without leaving the comfort of your couch.

Maps
• Incorporating the integrated Bing local and Bing Maps experience, the Bing for iPad app provides multiple map views (including road, aerial and bird’s-eye) to help you find businesses and destinations and allows you to save them to your address book or calendar, get turn-by-turn directions, search real-time transit info, and much more.

Weather
• Through rain, sleet, snow and sun, stay informed with weather alerts and 10-day or hourly forecasts for your current location, powered by MSN Weather.

• Save up to five cities using the Save Location feature for quick access to the weather report for your favorite spots.

Searching Made Easy
• No need to type it, with the Bing Voice Search function, powered by Microsoft Tellme. Say it, and Bing will find it right away.

• The Bing autosuggest feature helps you refine your search by providing suggestions based on your recent searches, as well as related searches done by other people.

• When searching for a popular topic, Bing provides the most relevant answer at the top, complete with quick links to help you accomplish your task faster.

http://www.bing.com.

Category: iPad

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