Microsoft has released a major update to its apps for Android and iOS, and the update is a doozy. Among other things, the new iOS version adds:

  • Bing Streetside views (Bing’s answer to Google Street View)
  • More transit directions and real-time transit updates for several cities
  • Find movies by name, location, or theater
  • Find restaurants based on price, cuisine, atmosphere or location
  • Check-in to Facebook, Foursquare, or Windows Live Messenger
  • Set a reminder to get a notification when you’re a location

Meanwhile, the latest Android version of Microsoft’s Bing app gets a whole different set of updates, including:

  • “What’s Nearby” feature which detects nearby locations and shows you local restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, and more
  • Ability to bookmark images from an image search
  • Search Widget now lets you search third party apps such as Yelp in addition to Bing
  • Book reservations through OpenTablet or GrubHub from search results

Bing 2.0 for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store, while Bing 1.02 for Android is available from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...