Category: Tech old & new
Published: Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:34
Written by Catpaw
Bing maps has been a utilitarian map for awhile but the new beta shows an all grown up feel to the site. It has all the useful tools, but the improvements are impressive. The feature I like the best is the ability to sync my saved sites between my devices. So, if I'm at home, looking for an address and directions, I can save it on my laptop and it will appear on my phone or tablet. When you're traveling about the city as much as I do, this is a welcome feature.
The interface is cleaner, less cluttered feeling. When you're working off a small screen, this is a relief. It still has the directions feature, which will tap into local transit. As well, when available, it will still help find a transit route between cities. What I did notice is a far more sophisticated traffic alert system.
Read more: Bing Maps - all grown up