Software giant Microsoft has brought out the Bing for iPad app for rival Apple's tablet PC device, in a bid to expand its search engine's user base.
In a blog post, Microsoft claimed that the new iPad app, which goes beyond the 'traditional search experience', has been designed for the touch enabled iPad from the ground up, offering visually rich ways to search the web in its entirety.
The company said that users will be able to browse news, search for movie listings, view Bing homepage images and search for local businesses, by simply swiping their finger across the screen. The app also includes a voice search feature.
“From the outset, our goal with Bing has been to help you stop searching and start deciding. Whether it’s on your computer, smartphone, tablet or the form-factor of tomorrow, we’re constantly exploring new ways to optimize Bing to ensure you’re getting the most from your search experience,” the Bing Team wrote on the blog.
The app comes with the exclusive Bing Trends feature which allows users to view the latest topics being searched by other Bing users. Users will be able to tap on a trend and learn more about it to see why it is so popular.
The Bing for iPad app is available now for free download from the Apple App Store.