Microsoft Bing for iPhone and iPad (Macworld 2010) -- TiPb Apps #1.2


Florian Voss from Microsoft Bing for Mobile talks to TiPb's Rene and Leanna about Bing for iPhone [Free - iTunes link]... and iPad! Recorded live at Macworld 2010.

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Microsoft Bing for iPhone and iPad (Macworld 2010) -- TiPb Apps #1.2


Bing?! Haha what us stand for?! BUT IS NOT GOOGLE?! or BING INVRSTMENT NO GOALS?! cause ain't returning any good result when you search it!!! It would make the life he'll for all of us iPhone users, as now we have to physically go to google!!!
Come on microsof, pick one thing for god sake and deliver it correctly!!!
Your window Os still sucks!! Your emails sucks!! No push!! WTF?!
deliver one thing right then we may consider it!!
After 12 years of being Microsoft user, this year I had to switch to MAC and as being so used to Microsoft, my mistake was buying office for mac!!! There are only sw those crash on my mac!!! Come on mate!! WTF is wrong with you people?!

I still find myself equally loyal to both Google and Apple. I feel that Google provides a much better search option than Bing. And besides, loosing Google search on the iPhone would mean I would lose Google Maps, and I do not want to have to rely on Bing directions.

From what I understand no one will be losing google on the iPhone. Bing will be the default search engine but you can select google, just like now google is default and yahoo can be selected.

Please don't flog me with a giant salami, but I am not seeing anywhere where Bing is going to be a search default.
That said, I do think that it deserves to be a selectable search default. The more the merrier!

I use Microsoft all the time. Their Email, their games console, I wanna use a Zune. I also use Bing a lot. Bing is great I think. I sometimes find better results on it than I do with Google.

I've tried Bing a few times but its just so much easier to use google when its built in to the safari app.

It's a nice app, but unless it's searchable via Safari, I don't think I'll use it very often. That being said, I wouldn't mind if Apple made it a choice of search engines like Google and Yahoo are now but I don't want it to be my only choice.

The few times I've tried Bing I haven't had a problem with it, but I really only use the search bar within Safari and not a separate app so I've never been able to get much use out of it.

I haven't tried Bing yet, but after this video I think I will. I really like the "Image" function demoed in this video.

I am an avid apple lover and am not a fan of windows. I will have to admit that I use the bing search engine on the iphone and my mac. At least I will until apple comes out with a search engine of their own.

I want the choice of Bing as a defaul browser. I really like it and the difference in result sometimes impresses. Example: lately I want news on the iPad and for some reason I find Bing to provide the more satisfying experience.

Bing seems to be the up and coming underdog in the search engine arms race. I think the app in its current incarnation is a bit clunky and feels awkward to open in lieu of just tapping on mobile safari. That being said, having an opportunity to interface with the app by replacing Google as the default would give me a choice I would love to have. Plus I do like the name Bing.

I won't bother with the app, but wouldn't mind another option for the built-in browser search in Safari. That said, I'm pretty happy with (and used to the results from) Google search.

Though Bing has improved in quality especially as of late, I don't really use it other than for its image search (neat, elegant interface) and of course its glorious Cashback.

It's certainly nice to have more options, and Bing is getting very good, although Google is still my go-to search engine for the foreseeable future.

Yeah, Bing is doing interesting things, but in spite of being MS, it feels a bit unpolished - maybe I'm just too used to Google? Hmm. I do like to have as many options as I can available to me. though.

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