Microsoft preps code to make it easier for developers to add Bing to iPhone

“Microsoft is developing a software wrapper to better enable iPhone application developers to add Bing search results to their applications, a Microsoft official said on Wednesday,” Paul Krill reports for InfoWorld.

“The wrapper, based on Objective C, is being tested now and is due out in a few weeks, said Alessandro Catorcini, senior program manager for the Bing search engine at Microsoft, in an interview at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose, Calif.,” Krill reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: MacDailyNews reader “Dev” wrote it best when sending us this link: “This shows just how truly incompetent Microsoft’s efforts have been. They’ve been offering OSes and development tools for the mobile space for 13 freakin’ years, and yet today they are completely irrelevant in that arena. Microsoft is left to writing pitiful lib wrappers to run on their competition’s successful mobile OS. All to entice some iPhone developers to drive Apple’s traffic scraps to Microsoft’s miserably inadequate search engine that no one goes to (willingly) anyway. Pathetic.”

Well said, Dev. Well said.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dev” for the heads up and the bonus Take.]


  1. The LAST thing I’d EVER want is anything from Microsoft on my iPhone. I mean, it’s bad enough that I still occasionally launch Excel instead of Numbers. Glory be the day when I finally delete the last craptastic bundle of MS pain from my Mac.

  2. I love how all the Apple people hate Microsoft. So sad. Windows 7 will change the world! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    Microsoft will own 90% of the market once again ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> Enjoy!

  3. *snicker* Nice, Peter. Windows 7 will change the world will it?

    I recall hearing that about every windows version since 2.0. Only time that meme was right was with ME. That POS changed the world for me at least. The day i installed ME was the day i first downloaded linux, and the beginning of the road that led me to finally be happy with an OS here on my Mac.

    Good luck with your Vista patch. Your gonna need it…

  4. just remember, when you wonder what the hell Internet Explorer is for, and why MS even makes it, it tricks people into going to their websearch. And that makes MS a few mil. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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