Microsoft Releases Bing SDK for iPhone
Bing Community Blog has announced that Microsoft is "sprinkling some Cocoa" on their Bing. (No laughing!):
The Bing iPhone and Mac SDK is available for download on CodePlex, open source under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL).
The SDK provides:
- The ability to easily query Bing from within your Cocoa or Cocoa Touch application.
- Perform both synchronous and asynchronous queries.
- Search Bing for Web, Image, Video, News, and Phonebook results.
We hope that you'll be able to make some great Cocoa/iPhone apps that harness the power of Bing!
Of course, the iPhone's default search is Google, with Yahoo! as an option, and Bing will soon be powering Yahoo! search, so it's ipso de post facto (pardon the Latin-ish) it's already there, but still it will be interesting to see what kind of iPhone apps come of -- and leverage -- this. We just hope it really makes an awesome "BING!" sound whenever a query hits the index...