8 Ways to Search on Windows 8: The Maps App

We’re back with an app that will be your go-to app when plotting your day The Maps app powered by Bing Maps.

The Maps app makes it easy to find the places you’re looking for and helps you get there faster. Quickly pinpoint locations, get directions, see traffic conditions and more— all designed to be easily navigable with touch.


The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the Maps app on Windows 8 is that your location is immediately available on the map. Using advanced location detection, we’re able to quickly pinpoint where you are on the map so you can figure out where you’re going next.

To explore the map, simply pinch to zoom, swipe to pan or use your mouse to click and scroll. Finally, you can check traffic conditions or get a birds-eye view of where you’re going by simply switching modes.

To show you what we’re talking about, Stefan is back again with the following video:

Check back here next Wednesday where we’ll highlight another of our favorite apps on Windows 8.

– The Bing Team