For those of you using Windows Mobile phones, we have great news. This week we’re releasing an update to our Live Search Mobile app for Windows Mobile. With this release, we’ve added some features that make it easier to find local businesses and to get maps and directions on your mobile phone.
For starters, no more fumbling around with your phone trying to enter your exact location. Location detection helps you automatically find your location even if you’re not on a GPS-enabled phone.
We also know that entering text on a mobile phone can be a pain. That’s why we first introduced voice input in previous releases. With this release we’ve also added predictive query input to help speed up your searches. That’s a fancy way of saying that after entering a few letters, you can browse through previous searches as well as some suggested ones.
Ever wanted a more detailed view on a specific map? We’ve added an additional perspective in our mapping called “Bird’s Eye.” This view gives you a 3D-like view to help you identify places of interest.
Also, if you’re not running the latest version of Windows Mobile, don’t worry. We have you covered. We’ve built in support for Windows Mobile 5 phones to make sure that you can use these new features as well.
Give it a try and let us know what you think. Go to wls.live.com on your mobile phone to download the app. For more information about Live Search Mobile and the other platforms we support, check us out from your PC at livesearchmobile.com.
Jeremy Beasley, Product manager, Live Search mobile