• Tap it. Discover it. Do it. Tap Near me for restaurants attractions gas stations groceries and much more. Faster and easier to find new local places to love and deals you won’t want to miss. Or go into Deals to browse offers discounts and coupons at retailers near you.
• Find it. Watch it. Book it. Discover great movies to watch read reviews and tap to stream. Prefer to go out? Find new movies and showtimes and get tickets. Browse through restaurants book a table and when you are ready get directions or a taxi right from the app.
• Scan it. Compare it. Buy it. Use the built-in barcode scanner to review products and compare prices at select major retailers (eg Amazon Walmart Home Depot Target); tap to buy it online. One quick scan can save you both time and money. Or just take a photo of something and Bing will try to find it online for you to buy.
* Some features are not available in all countries.
Here’s what the press has said about the Bing app:
• Android central: Bing for Android gets major overhaul with new
design and features
Feb 4 2016)
… a robust and full-featured search app that rivals other search clients including Google's offerings.
• Search Engine Land: Bing Updates Android & iOS Apps To Enable More Finding With Less Searching (http://searchengineland.com/bing-updates-android-ios-apps-to-enable-more-finding-with-less-searching-241778/ Feb 4 2016)
The company [Microsoft] has done a nice job with both apps enabling users to get much more information with much less typing. The idea according to Microsoft is to help users find and do faster.
• Engadget: Bing for iPhone makes it easy to jump from search straight to your apps (http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/18/microsoft-bing-for-iphone-app-integration-update/ Nov 18 2015)
the new Bing app definitely feels like a more "mobile-native" search experience. Between voice integration the quick access to local info without having to type and the integration with your app collection Bing for iPhone is definitely worth a look if you want a deeper search experience.
• PC Magazine: Editors' Choice (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/02817249723900.asp Dec 31 2015)
…the choice of a search app should depend on how easy it makes getting to the information you need. Bing makes it easy and makes taking the next steps easier with its app integrations. Add the bonuses of QR scanning more-accessible privacy controls Bing Rewards for gift cards and more and you've got our Editors' Choice for iPhone search apps.
• The Verge: Microsoft overhauls its Bing for iPhone app to take on Google (http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/18/9754310/microsoft-bing-iphone-app-update Nov 18 2015)
The new Bing for iPhone app does a good job of providing useful results that aren’t just a list of text or Wikipedia links. For films Bing lists their Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB ratings and even iOS apps like Netflix or iTunes where you can buy or rent titles. It’s even clever enough to remove options for Spotify for artists like Taylor Swift that keep their latest albums off of most streaming services.
• Cult of Mac: Bing’s redesigned iPhone app focuses on instant answers (http://www.cultofmac.com/398079/bing-iphone-redesign/ Nov 18 2015)
When you conduct a search it’s clear Bing tries very hard to figure out what you’re looking for and just give it to you. Displaying search results is the last resort. Finding what you’re looking for now takes much less time.