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Bing for iOS Gets Uber Integration, Barcode Scanner, and More

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Not long ago, Microsoft revamped its Bing app for iOS to improve its homepage and add new features. The company has now quietly updated the app to v6.1 to add few more features including Uberintegration, barcode scanner, and support for Gif images.

To start with, Bing now offers real-time data from Uber. Users can tap Get a ride or the Uber icon from within the app and see how many cabs are available in the surrounding area. The integration comes days after Uber released a Universal app of its service on Windows 10, and just a day after Uber integrated with Facebook’s Messenger app for iOS.

Another interesting addition is the barcode scanner. The updated Bing app for iOS can help you find whether the product you’ve scanned is available at a cheaper price at any other store. As of now, the app supports Amazon, Walmart, Target, and some other major retailers.

Microsoft noted that it has added support for animated Gif images files to the Bing app for iOS. A user can swipe left and right to navigate through images. The company says that it has improved video and image search input experience, too and has also enhanced the overall performance and responsiveness of the Bing app.

The update comes a month after the company rolled out Bing v6.0 for iPhone and iPad users. The update came with a redesigned homepage, and also added quick tap options for things like Restaurants, Movies, Images and others. The app is still not available in India, however.

Once exclusively concerned with Windows platform, over the years Microsoft has changed its stance on rival platforms, and is now aggressively releasing its apps and services for users on those ecosystems.

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