Microsoft has released the Bing suite of apps for Windows Phone 8, a set of apps that have been exclusive to Windows 8 and Windows RT. These new apps include News, Sports, Finance and Weather, and are available now for free.
“Back in October we launched a collection of Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, and Maps. The apps provide you with gorgeous, comprehensive and customizable experiences powered by Bing that showcase world class content from leading outlets. Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone 8 users around the world,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
If you have used these apps on Windows 8 or Windows RT, you will be familiar with them since they are pretty much similar. You can read the app descriptions below, watch a video walk-through of the apps courtesy of WPCentral, and download the apps via the download links at the bottom of the post.
These apps seem to be ported from the Windows 8 versions and Microsoft has done a well job doing so. Try out the apps and let us know how you like them in the comments below.
The Bing Sports app makes it easy for you to keep up with all the sports and teams you care about. Designed for Windows Phone, the Sports app puts your favorite teams at your fingertips. Swipe through the app to get an overview of the top headlines, scores, schedules, standings, statistics, and much more across all major sports.
The Bing Weather app helps you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily, and 10-day forecasts. Designed for Windows Phone, the Weather App features beautiful weather images and maps, easily customized to track conditions for the places you care about. Catch the forecast on your Live Tile, check radar maps, and view historical details so you’re always aware of weather on the way.
The Bing Finance app helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions so you can make the most informed financial decisions. Designed for Windows Phone, the Finance app puts your portfolio at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day’s events.
The beautiful, photo-rich Bing News app makes it easy to stay up to date on the news that matters most to you. Designed for Windows Phone, the News app lets you easily choose your favorite news sources. Swipe through for a quick read of the headlines. Go deep with personalized coverage of the topics you’re passionate about. Or, search the day’s stories from your choice of trusted sources from around the world.