Various aspects of the Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com) experience have been enhanced with new features, which U.S. users can access immediately. At the same time, customers using Bing for Mobile in the UK will also be able to take advantage of updates to the local variant of m.bing.com.
The marriage of search algorithms with friendsourcing data
is not limited to the desktop version of Bing, but also making its way to the mobile flavor of the decision engine.
Softpedia readers are undoubtedly already familiar with the integration of Facebook data into Bing, but there’s also a “mobile” side to this story.
“Share on Facebook – Easily share images, local business details, and, applications (only on iOS devices) with your Facebook friends, making it easy for them to learn, comment and “Like” what you find interesting and you to get their opinion while on the go,” revealed Andy Chu
, Director, Bing for Mobile.
Provided that they’re located in the U.S., Bing users can easily see what’s trending on Bing following the latest update. The refresh’s enhancements also cover search history, with m.bing.com making it easier for users to back trace their steps on Bing for Mobile.
Another U.S. only improvements boots the search UX for Bing News for such categories as U.S, World, Local (state), Entertainment, Science/Technology, Business Politics, Sports, and Health.
“Whether you’re looking for the latest entertainment news or sports scores, get the day’s news straight from your Bing for Mobile browse home page with the touch of a button. For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three headlines and images for numerous categories,” Chu added.
The mapping update makes puts the map and the list in a single view. This means that customers can still look at the map while simultaneously also access direction information from Bing.
Across the pond, Bing users can also count themselves lucky enough to receive m.bing.com. Chu noted that they get “Facebook sharing, maps/list split view, enhanced local listings, autosuggest, real-time transit for London, and more.”