Bing for iOS Lets Users Search Web for Images by Taking a Photo

Microsoft has updated its Bing search engine app for iOS with a feature that allows users to search the web using a photo taken on their device.

Bing users can now select an existing photo from their gallery or opt to shoot one from within the app, and Bing will use the image to search for similar ones online.

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User photos can be cropped to get search results specific to an object within the photo, while images that are returned in searches can also be cropped in-app to receive new search results.

The functionality is similar to Google Goggles which used to be part of Google's Search app before Google removed the feature on iOS devices, so users looking for a replacement might want to give Bing a try.

In addition, Microsoft's update enables users to get notified when a movie they're following becomes available for streaming, and also brings search for bus routes and schedules in online maps.

Bing is a free download on the U.S. iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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39 months ago
Finally somewhere that bing is ahead of google. IMHO.
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39 months ago

The thing that powers Safari search.:D
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Google Goggles is still a pretty cool app. I use it still


I am techie enough that I'm RARELY "blown away" by a new app or feature, but my friend & I were snapping pics w/ Goggles and I captured the cover of a fairly eclectic comic book I was reading- up popped a review, where to buy, & information about another collaboration between that writer/illustrator duo that was unknown to me...... mind=blown!!!!! Sooooo cool & handy. =)
Edit: also snapping his desktop background (even with icons strewn everywhere!) yielded the artist of a painting found on a long forgotten website.
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39 months ago
Cool feature!
I used to LOVE Google Goggles....
(& demoing it helped me sell many a phone, when I used to work for Verizon)
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39 months ago

Yup... it is called Bing Rewards. You get one credit for every two Bing web searches, among other things. Then you use the credits to choose whatever gift cards you want.

https://www.bing.com/rewards/dashboard

This is exactly what I was going to say. It literally pays to use Bing!
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39 months ago
What is bing?
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39 months ago
Did not realise there was a Bing app. This is a cool feature though.
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39 months ago
I wonder how many people will take pictures of their privates and see what comes up on Bing? Just gives a whole new meaning to the name. :D
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39 months ago
Who said innovation is dead?

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39 months ago

What is bing?


Its like Ping

But diffrent.
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39 months ago
This will be nice for the seven people who use Bing.
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