Microsoft Updates Bing For iPhone App

Microsoft has updated the Bing for iPhone app with enhanced search and map features.

The updated Bing app, which rivals Google Mobile app for the iPhone, will come with a new travel feature, some improvements to its maps service and a new 'nearby' feature.

The Bing for Mobile iPhone and iPod Touch app has been updated with a new Bing Travel feature called Price Predicator, which will allow iPhone users to check out top deals in their home airport and look for last minute and weekend deals and prices.

Users will be able to view an interactive Deals calender, which will allow them to see on what dates are the prices available.

The app has also been updated to provide flight status updates to check if the flight is on time.

The Bing Map features have also been updated to add bigger and clearer fonts to enhance the mapping experience. Meanwhile, information on the map such as traffic details, business listings, pushpins and labels has been enhanced as well.

The Nearby feature on the other hand, allows users to 'fly' through their current neighbourhood and check out a business listed locally.