Microsoft’s Bing for iPhone, Gets Better with Each Update

By on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Bing for iPhone has just been updated to version 2.0. The latest update brings a host of new features and looks absolutely fantastic. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Quickly find the perfect restaurant based on your price range, cuisine, atmosphere, or location.
  • Easily find great movies by name, location, or theater.
  • Use the Plans feature to plan a night out, a dinner and a movie, or any event you want. See what plans your Facebook friends like and read their comments.
  • More transit directions to help you plan your commute. Real-time transit updates for Boston, San Francisco and Seattle (more cities to come), show you if a bus is on time, early, or delayed, with predictions for arrival times. Standard transit routes for 11 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver BC, with more to come.
  • Familiarize yourself with a location before you go, using Bing Streetside. Streetside, a new mapping feature, gives you a multi-street level panorama of a location so you can take a virtual walk through the streets with a view of a location and its landmarks. Slide the street level imagery sideways, and the view of the sidewalk is seamlessly constructed, including an overlay of business listings, street names and store fronts.
  • Use reminders to get a notification when you’re nearby a business or location where you have an errand. Add a reminder and you’ll stop forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning.
  • Check in to Facebook, Foursquare, and Windows Live Messenger, without leaving Bing.
  • Improved homepage layout and design for easier navigation and discoverability.

Bing for iPhone is available at the App Store as a free download.


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