Bing AppEx team delivers four apps for Windows Phone

Bing AppEx team delivers four apps for Windows Phone

Summary: Microsoft is rolling out four of its Bing-made consumer apps for Windows Phone.

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The team inside Microsoft's Bing unit that built some of its better Metro-Style/Windows Store apps is rolling out versions of four of those apps for Windows Phone.

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The four new Windows Phone apps are Bing News, Sports, Weather and Finance. Microsoft announced the availability of these new apps -- with the caveat that "features and content may vary by country" -- on August 7.

Here are the download links:

Bing News: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=9c3e8cad-6702-4842-8f61-b8b33cc9caf1

Bing Weather: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=63c2a117-8604-44e7-8cef-df10be3a57c8

Bing Sports: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=0f4c8c7e-7114-4e1e-a84c-50664db13b17

Bing Finance: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=1e0440f1-7abf-4b9a-863d-177970eefb5e

Update (12 noon ET): Some of these apps don't seem to have populated the store yet, so keep trying.

The Bing AppEx (Application Experiences) team consists a couple hundred developers who working full-time on writing apps for Windows 8 tablets, Windows Phones and the Xbox gaming console. (I'd guess the Xbox is the next frontier for similar versions of these kinds of apps.) The AppEx team built the news, travel, finance, wether, sports and maps applications that shipped as part of Windows 8. They also built the new Health and Fitness and Food and Drink apps that are in the Windows 8.1 preview and likely to ship with the final version.

The AppEx team used primarily, but not exclusively, HTML5 and JavaScript to build showcase apps that highlighted Bing and MSN data and elements.

Topics: Windows Phone, Software Development, Windows 8

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • HTML5?

    "The AppEx team used primarily, but not exclusively, HTML5 and JavaScript to build showcase apps that highlighted Bing and MSN data and elements."

    Whoever made that decision should be beaten to death.
    jackbond
  • Seems they pull it from from Store.

    "This app is no longer published" , so can't install it.
    OwlllllllNet
    • OwlllllllNet Bing Windows Apps, Bang Winows apps = Boom Windows Apps

      Windows 8 history in the nut shell.
      Over and Out
      • As usual

        too much said. You only wish your precious linux or OSx was as popular.
        hoppmang
        • Re: As usual

          You only wish your Windows was as popular as my Android!
          brian_st
          • More Re: As usual

            Oh, and by the way, Android is Linux-based, so your statement is just wrong w.r.t. Linux anyway.
            brian_st
          • brian_st is right with this one, Linux is popular

            Linux is very popular with malware authors because it is the lowest hanging fruit. That is why 99.9% of all smartphone malware ever created is targeted at Linux.

            Windows Phone 8, which uses the Windows kernel, is completely immune to all of that malware.
            toddbottom3
          • Poor Windows Phone 8

            Can't even attract malware authors....
            brian_st
          • Your Android

            You made it yourself did you? Paper, crayon, sticky tape and a bit of cardboard.
            The thing I always said about Android is that it looks like it was developed by 20 people who never got to see what the other 19 were doing.
            Moosehouse
      • Bing, Bang, Boom

        I like the title. I wish I could give you 10 votes.

        It makes an interesting search. The oldest usage I found by adding Microsoft to the search key was from a post in 2009. Mary Jo Foley used it in a tweet in April 2012. I expect there are a lot more I did not find.
        MichaelInMA
      • Enough said - listen

        There is a lot of "Boom Boom" in Android and iOS, because most of the apps are fart apps which makes a lot on Boom Boom noise...
        OwlllllllNet
        • I'm suprised

          there isn't an official iPhart app
          Moosehouse
          • "an official iPhart app"

            There is . . . . and it is called Windows 8!
            Wakemewhentrollsgone
    • "app no longer installed"

      Yes, seems MS is experiencing tech difficulties with these. The links are correct. Try again later :) MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
      • "app no longer installed"

        I'm wondering if you need GDR2 to install it? The response I get from my Lumia 928 is, "App not available. This might be because your phone software needs to be updated, the is exclusive to a different mobile provider, or the app is not available in your country/region. I'm in the U.S. Jawjuh (Georgia) to be exact.
        lenalfred DaredDarkurious
        • Correction to "app no longer installed" entry

          I'm wondering if you need GDR2 to install it? The response I get from my Verizon Lumia 928 is, "App not available. This might be because your phone software needs to be updated, the app is exclusive to a different mobile provider, or the app is not available in your country/region." I'm in the U.S.; Jawjuh (Georgia) to be exact.
          lenalfred DaredDarkurious
  • Bing AppEx team delivers four apps for Windows Phone

    These are almost required apps. Very useful. Kudos to the Bing team.
    Loverock-Davidson