Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bing For iPad App

The Bing search engine for iPad has been updated with a new Lasso tool. Copy, pasting, etc to a search box requires many steps on the iPad. The new "Lasso" feature has been developed to significantly reduce the time wasted in searching with a encircling gesture. I doubt that Apple has patented this gesture...

From Bing’s official blog...

We’re pleased to release an update to Bing for iPad, rolling out later today in the app store. In this release we made some improvements that you asked for and are excited to introduce a new feature called Lasso. Designed for touch-friendly devices, Lasso is a new way to search with the touch of a finger.

From our research, we know that many searches are inspired by things people see on the web. Today, it can be somewhat painful to search on a tablet when you’re engaged in reading something; just copying and pasting pieces of text from a webpage to a search box can take up to nine steps on the iPad. With Lasso you can circle and search in just two steps.

Bing for iPad is available for FREE from the App Store.

1 comment:

  1. The app looks nice, but when will it be avalible in europe?


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