April 2011

April 8, 2011

Bing for iPad is #1!!

Yesterday, my new team released Microsoft’s first major app for iPad – Bing for iPad. The response has been better than anything I can remember. Overnight, the app is already the #1 free app for iPad and the reviews have been insanely great. You can see my colleagues Zach (the dude who really lead our effort) and Stefan (our killer PR guy) demoing the product in this video.

I wish I could take credit for how great this app is, but it was already almost done when I joined the group. It’s perhaps a good reminder that often, the best thing a manager can do is stay out of the way…

Go get it now!

Our #1 spot in the Apple App Store:
Bing for iPad in the #1 slot for Top Free iPad Apps

Some reviews:

betanews.com
Title: “Bing for iPad Rocks”
Best quote: “Bing for iPad is so delish I could lick the screen.”

Businessinsider.com
Title:”Bing’s Beautiful iPad app blows Google’s out of the water”
Best quote: “We can quickly see this app becoming a go-to portal for the web on your iPad”

searchengineland.com
Title:”Bing launches a killer iPad App”
Best quote:”The user experience is highly intuitive”

techcrunch.com
Title: “Bing’s flair for visual search comes to the iPad”
Best quote:” The app amplifies Bing’s strengths, namely its visual and design aspects”

engadget.com
Title: ”Microsoft releases bing search app tailored specifically to the iPad”
Best quote:”brings an arsenal of goodies”

Appadvice.com
Title: “Bing for iPad arrives – Win for Microsoft”
Best quote: “The app’s trends page is most impressive”

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