Bing App for Windows 8; Updated 'Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports' Apps Previewed

Bing app for Windows 8 along with six new Bing app (Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports) now available to Windows 8 users."Searching with the Bing app is fast and fluid, whether you use a touch device to tap and swipe or type and click with a keyboard and mouse. Visual results and images […]

Bing App for Windows 8 Launches

Bing app for Windows 8 along with six new Bing app (Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports) now available to Windows 8 users.

"Searching with the Bing app is fast and fluid, whether you use a touch device to tap and swipe or type and click with a keyboard and mouse. Visual results and images take center stage letting you quickly find what you're looking for, so you can search less and do more," Microsoft stated.

Let's look at a couple of the key feature of Bing for Windows 8 as well as the new apps for Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports powered by Bing.

Microsoft says, that Bing on Windows 8 is fast and provides features such as "autosuggest, search results, and fluid navigation using tap and swipe."

Fast and fluid scrolling through the continuous horizontal list of results with a swipe of your finger is immediately satisfying. Rich answers provide instant fulfillment of your search intent based on smart captions and image previews.

Bing app also comes with a more immersive image search and shows a comprehensive collage listing of images. Tapping or clicking on any one of them takes you to a full-screen preview, and a swipe of the finger lets you scroll through the next set of results.

Bing's search charm lets you initiate search from anywhere in the modern Windows experience. Similarly, the Windows 8 snap, presents the list of search results side-by-side with your browser, allowing you to navigate web pages without leaving search results instead of flipping back and forth to see other results!

The app also integrates with the share charm allowing users to share a specific result on their social network profiles with a simple swipe of your finger.

  • "The new Travel app lets you explore more than 3,000 destinations from all over the world. Swipe or click through rich resources, such as in-depth articles, attraction information, maps, weather conditions, beautiful pictures including 360 degree panoramas, and much more.
  • Weather app offers a gorgeously rendered preview of current weather conditions, helping you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts.
  • Maps app makes it easy to find the places you're looking for and helps you get there faster.
  • News app makes it easy for you to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the world from reliable sources from around the web.
  • Finance app provides a quick overview of key market indices via a live tile and helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions.
  • Sports app helps you stay on top of the sports, teams, and players that you care most about. The app features high-resolution pictures to give you an immersive experience that makes you feel like you are sitting in the front row," Bing said.