Microsoft Bing gets official apps on Windows 8 platform

Microsoft has announced the release of Bing app for the Windows 8 platform.

Microsoft Bing gets official apps on Windows 8 platform

The company also announced the release of some other apps powered by Bing platform: Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports.

Bing on Windows 8 would let user search on the web using the new user interface being introduced in this release.

The company highlighted the features:

Bing provides elements like autosuggest, search results, and fluid navigation using tap and swipe.

Bing’s iconic homepage and hover points are a big part of the app experience. And Bing’s image search just got a lot more immersive. When you’re looking for that perfect photo on the web, Bing brings back a comprehensive collage listing of images. Tapping or clicking on any one of them takes you to a full-screen preview. A simple swipe of the finger lets you scroll through the next set of results.

Bing takes full advantage of the rich user experience innovations in Windows 8. Bing’s search charm means you can initiate a Bing search from anywhere in the modern Windows experience.