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Maps on Bing Mobile App for iPhone and iPod touch

Here’s a bit deeper on the Maps part of the Bing Mobile App for iPhone and iPod touch:

  • Location Enabled: Bing Maps for iPhone locates your position based on GPS onboard
  • Multiple Map Styles: Road, Shaded (sort of a terrain road map, Aerial and Hybrid maps are all supported on app
  • Zoom In / Out: Double touch or pinch out to zoom in; pinch or use zoom icon to zoom out
  • Voice Command feature will listen to what you’re saying to transcript it into text for submission to Bing Maps’ search service
  • Geocoding: Input information as a free text field to locate places of interest, businesses and locations. Respective pins will be placed on map
  • Directions come in multiple flavors: shortest route based on time (clock icon); shortest route based on distance (ruler icon); driving directions as if you were in a car (car icon); walking directions if you’re just walking (pedestrian icon); traffic-based routing that takes into consideration current traffic flow to produce optimum route. A route overlain on map with step-by-step directions. Plus a real-time pushpin to indicate your current location.History – All of your historical search requests will be kept…unless you want them deleted
  • Map View: View all search results on a map
  • List View: View all search results as a list
  • Traffic flow will be overlain as a transparent map
  • Detailed Results will include a popup with business name, a rating, a phone icon (to call the business) and a car icon (to generate driving directions).


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