Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Brilliant Bing for iPad

Microsoft has recently free an iPad app for Bing that's really impressive. "Bing for iPad goes beyond the traditional search experience, offering a single and visually rich way to search the Web. The app is designed from the ground up for touch. You can quickly browse news, movies, Bing homepage images, local business schedule and much more – all with the swipe of your finger," informs Bing's blog.

Bing for iPad transforms a bland search engine into a visual request that lets you interact with information. The app is fluid, the integration of all the particular search engines is almost seamless and there are a lot of small features that make your life easier. For example, you can rapidly highlight matches, go to the next image result using gestures and go back to the list of search results using a back swipe.

Unfortunately, Bing's results aren't always great, but they've better a lot lately. Voice search didn't effort well for me and there's no visual search.

Google doesn't have a search app urbanized specifically for iPad, but there's an universal app for iPhone and iPad that adds features like voice search and visual search to the standard Web interface. The latest version of the app additional two gestures that enhance the interface, but many users complain that they slow down the app. While Google's results are motionless better, Google has a long way to go to grasp up when it comes to the user interface.

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