Official Bing App For iPhone By Microsoft Available On Appstore

by Rohit on December 16, 2009

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Microsoft has released its official Bing App for iPhone and it is available for free at the Apple iTunes App Store.

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Bing App has a wonderful feature of voice search wherein you can speak what you want to search and it will search it for you. This voice search is also available on Google App for iPhone. It has segregated search into following categories for easier search options:

  • Image Search
  • Movies Search
  • Map Search
  • Business Search
  • News Search
  • Direction Search

and much more

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Its very new as was not rated when I downloaded it today, but my rating would be 4 star. In this post I will review the official Bing App for iPhone by Microsoft.

When you run the app for the first time, it will ask for your permission to use the Location Services. I guess this will help in Map search and also in providing country or city specific search results.

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The interface is very beautiful and there is a small grid at the bottom of the screen which lets you narrow down your queries by specifying what you are looking for, like Images, Movies, Maps, News or Directions. If you don’t want to specify anything, just type in the top text box and press the search button.

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To use the voice search, tap the Microphone shaped button at the end of the text box and it will start listening to you. Just speak in your iPhone what you want to search on Bing, it will listen to you and will search for you. Honestly speaking, it did not work very accurately for me because I speak English in Indian accent and the app might have been optimized for American Accent. So give it a try and let us know by comments how it works for you.

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On the settings screen you can so the following :

  1. Turn on off Safe search to following levels : Off / Moderate / Strict
  2. Set the units as Metric / Imperial
  3. Set Screen Rotation On / Off
  4. Clear Search History

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Download Bing App From iTunes

Rohit

Rohit Khurana is a professional Technology Blogger from India. Check more about him on his profile page.

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