Microsoft updates Bing iOS app with new features

Microsoft has already been busy on the Bing front this week, introducing an all new logo along with some new features for its search site. Today, the company launched a revamped Bing app for iOS devices that adds some new features of its own, just time time for the release of iOS 7 and the launch of some new iPhones.

The Bing blog states the new iOS app now has four new tiles that have been added to its homepage. Two of them link to Bing Trends, to allow users to quickly find the latest trending news and photos on the Internet. Another new tile helps to find nearby businesses, while the fourth looks up the local weather forecast.

There's also a new share button on the app that can save a screenshot of a search result page, homepage image or a image found using Bing. Those shots can then be shared with friends who use Twitter and/or Facebook. Finally, the app has a new menu with a number of different options. Microsoft says:

Browse saved images, screenshots and bookmarks and sign-in with a Microsoft account to sync them to Skydrive or your iPad app. Click ‘More Microsoft apps’ to explore additional options in the iOS store including Office Mobile, Skydrive, OneNote and more.

In June, it was revealed that Bing will be the default search engine for Siri in iOS from now on.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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Dude, you really need to get a Lumia 521. It's only $100 bucks and I pay only $30 a month for 100 minutes of talk , and everything else is unlimited. Let me guess, your European? I hate when something isn't available in a person's country of residence.

Anyway, I really wish Microsoft would give users a way to change the search provider when you tap the physical search button on the phone. I miss my Google.

£12 = $20

What carrier are you going thru? Is it unlimited 4G data, text, and 100 hours of talk?
$30 dollars is cheap here in the states. Most people pay $70 and up on contract.

Tyler R. said,
£12 = $20

What carrier are you going thru? Is it unlimited 4G data, text, and 100 hours of talk?
$30 dollars is cheap here in the states. Most people pay $70 and up on contract.

Giffgaff, truly unlimited 3G data, truely unlimited texts and 250 mins, best deal on the market IMO.

j2006 said,
Umm.. WP7 and 8 already have these features. They're just bringing them over to iOS.

My WP7 does not. Could be a local thing but all I can do it search the web / find pictures. Bing doesn't provide weather or a local feature. Even though Bing on Windows 8 does offer this for my country. So apparently the data is available, just not on my WP7.

Tyler R. said,
Dude, you really need to get a Lumia 521. It's only $100 bucks and I pay only $30 a month for 100 minutes of talk , and everything else is unlimited. Let me guess, your European? I hate when something isn't available in a person's country of residence.

Anyway, I really wish Microsoft would give users a way to change the search provider when you tap the physical search button on the phone. I miss my Google.

I can get the 520 for a 100 euros (off contract). But I don't feel the need to upgrade. Besides in terms of screensize and build quality it would be more of a downgrade anyway.

Bing works fine for me, although options are always good so changing search providers would be a nice addition. Not that it would matter as I doubt Google would build an app worthy of the search button on WP. It's just that Bing is so nice on Windows 8 and it looks nice on iOS as well. So why am I stuck with the basic search web & pictures...

wasn't one of the things they promised was to make sure windows had the best experience? so why isn't this on windows first? I'm all for open multi-platform, unlike google's approach to closed, but why iOS first since they already lost those customers?

siah1214 said,
For all of the people commenting, how is this better than what I already have on WP8? O.o

My thoughts exactly. WP already has this!

Christopher Bruscato said,
Can't wait for that - but it has my hopes WAY to high...because of the name. It had better have Cortana's voice or I'm out...(not really, lol)

No point in calling in calling it that if they don't. I still reckon the name is too geeky a name for the business market.

They're still there... I think most images have it, but not every single one. I've noticed that a few times too.

-adrian- said,
i dont have those boxes with infos on WP8 GDR2 anymore. anyone know why? Did i turn anything off?

Same here; and I am in the US....

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