Last week, Microsoft announced the availability of a brand new application for Apple iPhone devices, namely Bing Get Me There, meant to give travelers to London the possibility to easily find their way around the city.
Following that announcement, the company also unveiled a new update for the Windows Phone flavor of the Bing Get Me There application.
The new flavor of the application now features the Bing search bar built into the first page, which makes it even easier for users to start looking for places that interest them.
“The search bar is perfect for when you can’t quite remember that address and need a quick confirmation before planning your journey and for getting more info on what's nearby when you've arrived early and have some spare time,” a post on the Bing UK blog reads
The application also provides info on the recently reopened stations, so that users could find their way around the city easier than before. Basically, the app can easily prove the travel companion that iPhone and Windows Phone users need when in London, Microsoft notes.
“It’s been designed to get people from A to B with true door-to-door directions using Bing maps and live tube updates as well as Bus, Docklands Light Rail (DLR) and Overground data,” said blog post continues.
“Navigating around London, whether as a commuter or a tourist is always a challenge. Get Me There can help throughout the whole journey by locating the nearest stations and bus stops to walk to and best travel routes to use avoiding any delays or un-expected changes.”
The Windows Phone flavor of the application comes not only with door-to-door navigation, but also with a ‘Get me Home’ button, which provides users with info on the fastest route they can take to go back home.
The button can also be pinned to the phone’s homescreen, which provides fast access to the aforementioned route info.
The mobile application is available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace via this link
. You can learn more on the iPhone flavor of the app from this post