I was an early fan of the Bing iPhone app after its initial launch, and now the app is even more useful!
I was an early fan of the Bing iPhone app after its initial launch, and now the app is even more useful! Microsoft released an update to the Bing app adding two important features: travel and maps.
I use Bing's travel search almost exclusively to find plane tickets, so I'm especially excited about this update, which adds a "Travel" tab to the app's home screen and allows you to search for the best plane fares — complete with Bing's Price Predictor, telling you when the best time to buy your tickets will be. Plus, there's a calendar for highlighting special deals and other offers.
Additionally, Bing has incorporated its updated Maps function and optimized it for mobile, including larger font sizes for larger roads, easy switching between Map and List views, and an enhanced "what's nearby" function allowing you to quickly navigate different neighborhoods.
The Bing app is free from the iTunes Store.