- May 14, 2010
Microsoft adds turn-by-turn navigation to Bing mobile app
Bing Maps App – Click above to watch video after the jump
We really haven't heard too much from Bing since Microsoft cooled the jets on its advertising assault. We had thought that the supposed Google-killer had been sentenced to the same search engine purgatory as the likes of Ask Jeeves, but it turns out the big M has been busily sharpening the teeth on its Bing app. The company has just added turn-by-turn navigation to the recipe, and from what we can tell, it looks just as capable of getting you where you're going as any of the windshield-mounted hardware out there.
Pocket Now has posted a video of the app in action. It has no problem handling voice commands and the robo voice is easy to understand. You can even tap on the screen in order to have the app repeat a portion of the directions. The best part? It's absolutely free. Hit the jump to see for yourself.
[Source: Pocket Now via Engadget]