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  • Microsoft Developing Live Messenger and Bing for the iPhone


    Neowin has released a report that claims Microsoft is working on two new applications for the AppStore, one being a Bing application and the other for Windows Live Messenger on the iPhone. Unfortunately the applications won't be released until March, which should time nicely with their release of Windows Live Wave 4 updates.

    "Everyone understands the popularity and the pervasiveness of the platform," said Microsoft principal group program manager David Raissipour, following a Bing event Wednesday. "We are actively working on it."
    Microsoft already has two applications in the AppStore called Tag Reader and Seadragon, so these wouldn't be the first apps microsoft has brought to the iPhone. This comes as no surprise, as it's quite clear that this point that the iPhone marketshare is much more demanding than the Windows Mobile market. Microsoft understands it needs to compete multi-platform for its web and cloud based applications if it wants to maintain and grow market share, heck they even have Blackberry apps available.

    There should be more news and screenshots even over the next week, so I'll try to keep this post updated as I receive more news. Stay tuned!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Developing Live Messenger and Bing for the iPhone started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      It will probely contain viruses and crap.
    1. eyepoper's Avatar
      eyepoper -
      HAhAHAHA..thats a GOOOD...but REALLY GOOD one...
      IT WILL CONTAIN VIRUS AND CRAP...........ahahahahahahahahahahah
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Interesting! I'm curious as to how the GUI of the app will look like.
    1. Buddy17's Avatar
      Buddy17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eyepoper View Post
      HAhAHAHA..thats a GOOOD...but REALLY GOOD one...
      IT WILL CONTAIN VIRUS AND CRAP...........ahahahahahahahahahahah
      yeah dude...it was that funny...
    1. nighthawk283's Avatar
      nighthawk283 -
      Going to work like a charm just like the windows version
    1. carlos916's Avatar
      carlos916 -
      ehhhh... it would be nice to see a IM app but the bing thing is ehhhh
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Considering Bing is fairly new to market and it's share has been picking up decently, it very well could be a great addition.

      With the ability to stream clips form a search window without actually having to load a new page, to presenting quality search results as well.

      Internal MS employees actually have a special build that will allow the end user to create a search and view both the Bing and Google results. Depending on the outcome, those users can submit requests on how to make the searching easier or more effective.

      They're definitely moving forward with some interesting concepts. I'm glad that MS hasn't completely shunned the iphone and are willing to develop apps. I'm quite curious to see if this app was first written for a future WinMo device and ported over. After the interview where it was mentioned that "app development is easy" in comparison to other larger PC/etc applications.

      And just for all the fanboys.... click here. (I decided to not just show it since people tend to get offended easily)

      /kisses (from a PC)
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Well, guess I just wasted 16$ on beejive Lol.
    1. Peemcgee's Avatar
      Peemcgee -
      i have my fingers crossed
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      MS need to make Mac MSN on par with WLM first. WLM is awesome, Mac MSN is buggy and is just shite and basic
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      tried bing because of all the hype. and thats all it was, a bunch of hype. i liked bings GUI vs googles interface. but thats all it had a leg up on. the searches were just as transparent the further out you went. in fact it quite quickly turned to searching for things that were far from what i was first even inquiring about.[compared to google] ill stick with google.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Gonna be crap
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      These kinds of apps caused problems on Windows based PC'S, why would it be any different on an iphone... virus and crap indeed!
    1. Ashley78's Avatar
      Ashley78 -
      that is good news both giant working together........