Microsoft today updated both their Bing Maps and Bing Maps Preview apps on Windows Store. This update allows you to explore the world in glorious 3D, more personal features and a streamlined design for your local search activities. Find list of new features below,
The Bing Platform Makes Personalized Recommendations
Have you ever found yourself entering an address that you’ve looked up before? Have you ever wished your “favorites” on your work device were available on your home device? With the new auto-suggest feature, both apps leverage the intelligence of the Bing platform to provide you with a personalized experience which in turn helps you get more done. Now when you type into the search box, Bing displays your past searches for places and addresses as well as places you may have already saved as favorites. It also packs in recommendations for popular searches nearby and inline insights.
Your Favorites Now Roam
If you’re like most people, you use multiple devices. With these updates you can create and manage the places and addresses that matter most to you across your Windows devices. Say, you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas. As you explore the stunning 3D imagery of the strip and save the places you want to visit as favorites, the app will automatically save that information to the cloud. For instance, you can save your hotel with a nickname ( e.g. “My Hotel”) These favorites will now automatically roam and sync with both your Bing Maps apps across your Windows devices. To turn on favorites roaming, simply go to settings and turn on “personalization.”
Cortana and Bing Map apps
On the soon to be released Windows Phone 8.1 update (US-only,) these saved favorites will also show up inside Cortana’s notebook under “Places”. So when you land in Las Vegas, all your favorites will be available on your Windows Phone.
With this release, we’re making it even easier to explore the beautiful cities that we have lit up in three dimensions. Using the new Explore 3D pane & Featured 3D Cities carousel you can quickly dive into any of our 96 cities.
You can now explore the following cities:
1. Richmond, VA
2. Providence, RI
3. Austin, TX
4. Tucson, AZ
5. Jacksonville, FL
6. Lincoln, NE
7. Las Vegas, NV
8. Reno, NV
9. Daytona Beach, FL
Read more about it at Bing blog.