Introducing the Bing Maps Preview App for Windows 8.1

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Today we announced the release of the Bing Maps Preview app built for Windows 8.1. As a first look at the next generation of the Bing Maps app, it offers a beautiful 3D experience designed for touch that brings the best of Bing and Windows together. Get all the details in the official announcement on the Bing Blog and let us know what you think.

A new user interface for Bing Maps

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Over the past few months, we’ve been testing some enhancements to the Bing Maps interface that we’re excited to now make available for everyone. The most apparent changes are to our task and navigation controls, where—based on your feedback—we’ve made it easier to find the most common actions to complete your task at hand. For reference, here’s the previous design (pay particular attention to the top and bottom of the…

Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions

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Commuters rejoice! Today Bing Maps added transit routing to its directions options. So, for those of you who like to take the bus, subway, or local rail you now can turn to Bing Maps. This is a very important feature for us as public transit grows in popularity and coverage. There are more than 10.7 billion public transit passenger trips per year in the US alone.  In this initial release…