Bing for iPhone app update brings barcode scanner and real-time Uber data

Mark Coppock

Bing for iPhone App

Bing released a new iPhone app last month, on November 18, to be precise. It added a number of features to make utilizing Bing on Apple’s popular smartphone easier and more efficient. Yesterday, the Bing team provided an update to the app to make it even more appealing.

Bing for iPhone App
Bing for iPhone app.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Barcode scanner for comparison shopping with prices from twelve major retail stores (including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Macys, and others). Happy Holidays!
  • Real-time data from Uber when you tap “Get a ride” or the Uber app icon.
  • Support for animated GIFs
  • Left/right swipe navigation
  • Improved overall performance and responsiveness, reduced crashes
  • Improved Video and Image search input experience

Bing for iPhone App Barcode and Retail Lookup
Bing for iPhone app barcode scanner and retail item lookup.

In case you’re not familiar, here’s an overview of the Bing app from its introduction:
Microsoft continues to make its presence known on competitive platforms, and iOS is no exception. Bing isn’t shy about joining the cross-platform movement, which makes sense given the value of Apple customers to Microsoft’s search efforts. Now, we wish Google would realize the same thing about Windows users.