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Bing’s Flair For Visual Search Comes To The iPad

April 7th, 2011 04:04 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Bing’s iPad app goes live in the Apple App Store this morning, with Bing’s signature focus on visual search in full force. The new app will feature a different high-resolution homepage every morning, with more details about the image revealed through image hotspots.

The app amplifies Bing’s strengths, namely its visual and design aspects. It offers a grid view of searches and full page image previews. Content like weather, news, stock quotes are visible from its homescreen. Finance nerds can monitor up to 18 ticker symbols at a time, and keep tabs on their stocks also from the page.

The map search option also provides a variety of map views such as bird’s eye, road and aerial and a new “Trends” feature, exclusive to the Bing iPad app, gives you a visual display of the top ten trending Bing searches.

Engineered around touch, the “magazine-inspired” app also allows you to swipe between search results and the web underscoring the iPad’s potential for providing a new kind of browsing experience. Emphasizing this even further is the fact that you can now search with voice.  Yes, voice.

You can download the app here.

<br/> <a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-u..." target="_new" title="Touch and Decide: Introducing Bing for iPad">Video: Touch and Decide: Introducing Bing for iPad</a>

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