Microsoft has this week launched a new Bing mobile application it has created for both Android and iOS devices and is built using HTML 5 to blend the mobile browser and app together. Providing you with a much faster search experience when you use either m.bing.com or the new stand alone application.
Microsoft have used HTML 5 to be able to provide users of the application with access to the unique capabilities of the different searches including camera and voice search. Watch a demo video of the new application after the jump.
Funnily Microsoft has decided to release the new application on to its competitors platforms first and not its own Windows Phone 7 OS. Microsoft does say though that RIM and Windows Phone 7 version are currently under development and will be released shortly. The new app is currently available for iPhone devices and select Android devices in the United States.
‘Rather than tightly binding functions into a mobile client, we want to embrace the drive towards exposing our functions via an HTML5 experience. In order for search to advance, engines need to be able to call functions that are currently ‘hiding’ in apps so we can better help people get done what they are trying to get done. “
Source: Bing Community