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Bing Apps for Windows 8 consumer preview is available

With the availability of Windows 8 consumer preview today, the users can now access Windows Store. Bing team has today released three Bing powered apps for Windows 8 namely Finance, Weather, and Maps.

All these apps were made to be compatible with touch and as well with keyboard functionality. The weather app allows you to view weather with hourly, daily and even 10 days forecast. The finance app lets you view the key market indices via live tiles and the last app is the maps app which allows you to find different places. You can pinpoint various places, get directions, see traffic conditions thorugh this app.

Here is what the blog post has to say about these apps-

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview, ready for download, previews 3 Bing-powered apps: Finance, Weather, and Maps. Each Bing app was designed for touch devices and offers mouse and keyboard functionality. A key focus for us at Bing is helping people get things done more quickly and these visually organized, intuitive and dynamic apps do just that.

All these Bing powered apps are very user friendly and rich graphics has been used.