Back in October we launched a collection of Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sport, and Maps. The apps provide you with gorgeous, comprehensive and customisable experiences powered by Bing that showcase world class content from leading publications. Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone 8 users.
Bing News – Want to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world? The Bing News app for Windows Phone has you covered. With the new app, you have one comprehensive experience to keep tabs on the latest headlines and videos of breaking news. And the app is customisable so you can track specific story categories, topics, or news sources that matter to you. You can even rearrange the headline clusters so that your most relevant news is at the top.
We’ve partnered with leading editorial and news agencies including The Guardian, Sky News and The Independent, as well as local and regional sources from around the world, so you can choose which sources you’re most interested in – all in one app.
With Live Tiles on Windows Phone, you can see what’s happening at a glance. You can also pin a favourite news source or a personal topic to your Start screen to get quick access to the news that matters most to you.
You can watch the latest news videos as they appear within the headlines, or in the dedicated video section.
Bing Sport – The Bing Sport app is your personal sports companion letting you stay on top of the sports and teams that you care about. You can swipe through to see recent scores, top sports headlines, schedules, standings, statistics and much more across most major sports, including Football, Cricket, Motor Racing, Rugby and more.
Care about the Premier League more than Formula 1? Or maybe the other way around? You can personalise the experience to track the leagues and teams you follow. Tap into a specific league or team and the app color theme changes depending on the sport, such as green turf for Football or grey asphalt for Formula 1 racing, etc.
Have a favourite sport or team? For quick access to team news, scores and league standings, you can pin the team to your start screen, and tap the tile to go straight in.
Bing Weather – Want to know to know whether you need to grab an umbrella? Now you can stay a step ahead of the weather with up-to-date current conditions including temperature, rainfall and cloud cover. The Bing Weather app also dynamically updates your live tile based upon your current location. Open the app to get more detail on the present location or others you’ve saved as favourites.
You can follow the weather with dynamic maps for your city or region in a number of categories including satellite, temperature, precipitation and cloud cover.
You can pin the app to your start screen for instant access to today’s conditions for your current location as well as your favourite cities. Multiple locations can also be pinned to your Windows Phone start screen. To add a city, simply touch the world icon while in the app and then type in a city name to add cities to your favourites list. Tap a location to get detailed information, including hourly and 10 day forecasts and monthly averages.
Bing Finance -Keep tabs on the financial markets and gauge performance of your stocks and shares at a glance with the Bing Finance app, which includes financial news, market info, currency conversions, timely UK stock updates and customisable watch lists
Your watchlist gives you at an a glance view of all your stocks and share interests.
Tap a stock in watchlist to get an overview of the stock’s performance, news about the company, stock statistics and a company overview.
Looking to stay on top of breaking business news? You will see top stories arranged by topic in the Bing Finance app. Simply tap to read an article.
With a swipe of your finger you can access market information for currencies, commodities plus a currency converter tool.
To download the apps, click the links below. Stay tuned for more from us as we continue to invest in bringing you high value experiences across all platforms.
*Features and content may vary by country.
– Steve Chang, Bing Principal Program Manager Lead