Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps App

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The Bing Maps Preview app hits the Windows Store today. The Bing Maps Preview requires Windows 8.1and the app takes advantage of Windows features including Snapview, Windows notification and live tile.  The Bing app includes the following features:

  • Natural Navigation from Your Point of View
  • Streetside
  • In-App Searching
  • Traffic Notification on Favorite Routes
  • Local Scout and Personal Picks

Source: Bing Blog

Download: Bing Maps Preview

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  • Willem Evenhuis

    looks okay. First impression of the video, too commercial.

  • Gromanon

    Love this! Can’t wait to try on my Surface 2!

    Now they got to bring this to Windows Phone!

  • neva

    I’m so happy it’s not avaliable in my country :D /s
    Just like the XBox One, Bing (still Beta) and so many other Microsoft stuff.
    It’s not like over 95% computer marketshare belongs to Microsoft here or I needed to wait 3 weeks to purchase a Lumia 920 since it was sold out in Vodafone, or a lot of people in my college carries a Surface or is still waiting for it for about 2 months because it’s sold out everywhere from that University deal…

    • NegLewis

      Then Move. What’s so hard? /s

    • Ben A

      Im using in the UK right now. so don’t talk BS.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I was expecting this earlier, but still, it’s better to wait and have something good, then get it soon and get ”another Apple Maps”, so Bing Maps is worth the wait.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I don’t like the common ”designed for touch” Microsoft puts in EVERYTHING, I’m on 8.1 (Blue) and I love it, there is absolutely no trouble navigating and using it with a mouse and keyboard, but their commercials make it look as if it is impossible to use those, and then people think ”they don’t work on Windows 8”, the commercials are counter-productive as hell.