Bing Updates iOS, Android Apps to Help Users Save Money

By Brandy Shaul Comment

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Microsoft released the latest updates for its Bing app on iOS and Android, which offers features designed to help users save money while shopping or traveling.

For instance, Android users now have access to the barcode scanner, which was released in the iOS app in December. The barcode scanner allows users to compare the price of a product in a store with prices at online retailers.

With this feature, when users scan a product in Bing’s database, the app will display its prices and customer ratings from major retailers including Amazon, Walmart and Target, among others. Android users can access the barcode scanner by long-pressing on the search icon and selecting the camera that appears.

Bing Android Price Comparison

In addition, users on both platforms can now view gas prices at nearby gas stations via a new integration with GasBuddy.

Finally, an overall Deals hub in the Bing iPhone app will allow users to find deals at businesses near them, as well as browse deals in specific categories, like food or apparel. When users find a deal they’d like to redeem, they can do so by following the instructions from the deal or coupon’s provider.

The Bing app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.