Bing for iPad Application Update Arrived in App Store With 'Lasso' Touch Search

On April 7th, Microsoft released Bing for iPad App, which within seven days of its released became the #1 free app -- Now, on July 5, recevied an update, adding a new touch-search capability known as "Lasso," to the release, which's designed for touch-friendly devices.Lasso is a new way to search with the touch of […]

On April 7th, Microsoft released Bing for iPad App, which within seven days of its released became the #1 free app -- Now, on July 5, recevied an update, adding a new touch-search capability known as "Lasso," to the release, which's designed for touch-friendly devices.

Lasso is a new way to search with the touch of a finger. Lasso allows users to search outside the search box, the Softies said, by circling a desired term and then searching for it. Microsoft officials said Lasso will let Bing iPad users do in two steps what otherwise could take them nine (if they rely on the iOS operating system's cut-and-paste functionality).

Lasso Search: Bing for iPad

"What you're seeing today is only the beginning. Lasso moves Bing beyond the search box. Although it will only be available in Bing for iPad to begin with, we're already thinking about how to take Lasso even further – so stay tuned," noted a blog post on the Bing Community blog.

This release also includes: an improved movie experience that now lets you view multiple showtime days and theaters, the ability to swipe through the last six Bing homepage images, and hundreds of quality and performance improvements based on what we heard from you.

Here's Microsoft's video clip of how Lasso works:

Exisiting users of Bing for iPad, should see an update for it in the App Store. Otherwise, you can download it from iTunes App Store.

[Source:Search blog]