Bing’s Windows Apps Hit Windows Phone 8By: Chris Crum - August 7, 2013
Bing’s specialized apps that were previously released on Windows 8 (News, Sports, Weather and Finance) are now being launched for Windows Phone 8.
“The new apps will share the comprehensive, customizable and visually immersive experiences powered by Bing in Windows 8, and allow people to conveniently track and prioritize what’s important to them across the Windows family of devices,” a spokesperson for Microsoft tells WebProNews.
The News app gives the user personalized news based on particular story categories, topics or news sources. Bing has also partnered with news organizations like the AP, Reuters, Gizmodo and The Guardian, in addition to local and regional sources.
The app also takes advantage of Live Tiles on Windows Phone.
The Sports app also brings personalization features enabling you to follow your favorite sports and teams.
The Weather app provides dynamic maps for the cities/regions of your choosing, and includes satellite, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover and radar.
The Finance app includes financial news, market info, currency conversions and US stock updates with customizable charts.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a new look and features for Bing itself on Windows Phone. More on those here.