‘Bing for iPad’ Now Available on Apple’s App Store

Bing for iPad

Microsoft has just released ‘Bing for iPad’ which brings their “decision engine” to Apple’s tablet. The app is available for free under reference category and has already received great App Store reviews with 5 star ratings.

Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs has appreciated Microsoft’s efforts in the past in making Bing for mobile devices fully HTML 5 compatible and the search engine has managed to offer some unique features which provides added value. iOS already supports Bing as a search option in mobile Safari. You can change the default search engine in the settings menu where you can choose between Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

Bing for iPad aims to bring “you closer to what you’re looking for by delivering a visually rich, touch-enabled way to search and browse news, movies, Bing homepage images, local businesses, popular searches and much more.”

Some of the features include:

  • Swipe through our touch enabled movie listings, news articles, trending topics, local businesses and other rich, immersive search results.
  • Stay current with the latest news, traffic, weather, stock quotes, movies and popular searches from the main screen.
  • Bing Local and Map integration to help you find the places you are looking for from directions with real-time tracking to immersive road, traffic, aerial and “bird’s eye” views.
  • Follow the latest news and trending topics with beautifully iPad optimized results with rich images and magazine inspired layouts.
  • Tell Bing what you are searching for with voice activated search.
  • Wonderful touch friendly, grid view of image searches, with source site details and full page preview.
  • Easily navigate between Bing results and websites as Bing frames the site to make it easy to return the search or to launch a new one.

Bing for iPad looks great and with all the features listed above it is certainly worth checking out. Which search engine do you use on your iPad? Let us know what you think about this app in the comments.

{via 9to5 Mac}

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