Bing added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile Browse — with this, as of today, a collection of over 400 shopping malls are now available from m.bing.com. Here’s a look at the new features added today as of August 4 and how they work:
Finding venue maps
Just search for the mall name on Bing or Bing Maps from your desktop or m.bing.com, then click on the Mall Map link in the search results contact card.
You can also view different levels of a specific venue by clicking the “Level” button at the top of the screen and then selecting the correct level from the provided list.
Here’s a closer look at the mall map experience from your desktop and mobile device:
Mall Maps from your mobile:
Close up on Search on the Map
Also added today is the ability to search from Bing Maps. “When searching from Bing Maps, the search results take advantage of Bings Maps/List split view providing a dynamic synchronization between a list and corresponding map in a single view. Pan the map and hit refresh and the results in the list will change based on the position of the map. The map highlights the business locations as you scroll through the list making it easy to see where all the options are located. Clicking on a list item such as a business listing will move the map to focus on that business. Similarly, clicking on a point of interest on the map updates the list,” explains the Bing team.
Mall maps are available on Bing.com from your desktop and mobile devices that support HTML5 capable browsers including iPhone, Android and RIM devices.
To access the maps from your mobile device go to m.bing.com or from your desktop go to Bing Maps.
[Source: Search blog]