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BING Windows 8 App

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  • Ian2

    http://www.bing.com/bingwin?bingwin8app=1&h=1

    Looks to be dedicated to Windows 8, maybe IE10? (There is aw8_version variable in there amongst other things) The map is also centered around the BUILD conference location so I guess we might see more then.

    (http://twitter.com/#!/WinRumors)

  • Bas

    Interesting. Doesn't appear to do anything except update the tiles (which update confusingly fast), but interesting nonetheless.

  • Ian2

    @Bas:Try doing a search in BING - after hitting this site I am getting a radically new UI layout

  • Bas

    Huh, you're right! Interesting stuff. Looking forward to the keynote now.

  • Ian2

    Definitely very finger friendly on my Tablet PC

  • Bas

    Do the tiles scroll when you swipe them? Didn't see anything happen when I tried to drag them with the mouse.

  • Ian2

    No, just scrolling through the results using my finger.  it looks to me like either the home page isn't quite finished or (more likely) requires some windows 8 goodness.

    Some interesting URLs in the source:

    http://bingtablet.blob.core.windows.net

    Could MS be releasing a BING Tablet?

    LOL: http://BINGTablet.com (Google Sites)

  • Sven Groot

    ,Ian2 wrote

    @Bas:Try doing a search in BING - after hitting this site I am getting a radically new UI layout

    Great, any idea on how to get it back to normal? Sad

  • Ian2

    @Sven Groot:My guess is its a cookie

  • figuerres

    ,Ian2 wrote

    No, just scrolling through the results using my finger.  it looks to me like either the home page isn't quite finished or (more likely) requires some windows 8 goodness.

    Some interesting URLs in the source:

    http://bingtablet.blob.core.windows.net

    Could MS be releasing a BING Tablet?

    LOL: http://BINGTablet.com (Google Sites)

     

    also if you view source on the page / view that comes up on the map view there are things in there that say stuff like Win8  etc...

  • giovanni

    ,Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    Great, any idea on how to get it back to normal? Sad

    I guess this will be my first day with Google since a long time if I don't get the old one back: there is nothing that works on that page!

  • figuerres

    ,giovanni wrote

    *snip*

    I guess this will be my first day with Google since a long time if I don't get the old one back: there is nothing that works on that page!

    yeah they need to change how that is working.... or show a button to turn it off!

  • CKurt

    To turn it back of in IE9:

    Press F12 on the Bing home page -> Select the 'Cache' menu -> Remove cookies for this domain and Remove cache for this domain.

    Not really user friendly but then again it is a leak Tongue Out

  • spivonious

    Ooh, I like the maps UI. Definitely seems tablet-/touch-oriented.

  • Ian2

    I don't suppose it will happen but I quite like the idea of a BING branded Tablet PC - kind of distancing things a little from Windows without completely losing track of what it's about.

    Maybe one coolness step in the right direction without being ridiculous? (EG Branding it an "XBOX Tablet")?

     

    Perhaps I will just have to buy a BING sticker for mine ...

  • Harlequin

    But is this Bing thing a "Windows 8 App"....or is it an "HTML5" app that can be used on all kids of tablets who have modern browsers? If it's a Windows 8/IE10 thing, then are we not back to the IE6 days of coding for a specific browser?

  • kettch

    @Harlequin: Hasn't Google already done that with their Chrome app store?

  • figuerres

    ,Harlequin wrote

    But is this Bing thing a "Windows 8 App"....or is it an "HTML5" app that can be used on all kids of tablets who have modern browsers? If it's a Windows 8/IE10 thing, then are we not back to the IE6 days of coding for a specific browser?

    well given the webkit extensions for iPhones and such i'd say we never left .... just new sets ofCR@P / Er wonderfull features to deal with!

    really HTML and CSS are never going to render the same on all browsers.... so if you want to make s site great for every client you ither just do the basic site and stop or you make like 10 versions of it.

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