Local search on m.bing.com

When you’re out and about and need to find somewhere to go, you probably want to search around where you are right now. The Local section on m.bing.com does just that.  Using the GPS on your phone (or nearby cell towers), Bing shows you a list of suggestions based their popularity, your location, and the time of day. You can choose the radius for your search, narrowing to .5 miles for congested areas.  Searching in the morning?  Bing may show you coffee shops and shopping.  At night, the suggestions may switch to entertainment and pubs.  Best of all, you can display all listings on a single map.

On the home screen, click the “Local” button. You’ll see a list of places nearby. You can dive into a particular category, like Restaurants, or choose to see all local categories.

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Find something you like?  Save them all to your Favorites using the “Save” button.  Now click “What’s nearby” to find a list of places within a particular distance range.  Once you’ve saved a few local listings, go to your Favorites page (either from a local detail page, or from the home page).  Select the ones you want, and you can see them all on a map, or send an email to friends with all the details.

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So whether you are looking for that local coffee shop or pub Bing for Mobile can help you find what you are looking for and even map out your route.

Andy Chu – Bing for Mobile

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