Bing Lures Android Developers With New Knowledge Graph API

by Greg Sterling
Bing has announced a new Knowledge and Actions Graph API for Android developers. The objective is to get Android developers to deeply integrate Bing Knowledge Graph information — “21 billion associated facts, 18 billion links to key actions and over 5 billion relationships between entities” — into their apps to enabled an enhanced experience and improve app engagement and retention.Read the full article

Bing snapshots on Android available on tap

To showcase what the new Knowledge and Action Graph API can do for app developers, we are updating the Bing App on Android with snapshots that users can launch outside of the Bing App itself. You can get the updated Bing App here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.bing The days of having to interrupt what you’re doing just so you can do a search are over. Say you’re in your favorite social media app and you see a photo of a travel destination that catches your eye. Just long-press the home button and Bing will scan your screen, identify the destination, and show you a snapshot with key facts about that destination, along with connections into relevant apps and services, like AirBnB, TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, and others. You get all this information without ever having to leave the app. We welcome developers to leverage this technology in new ways to delight users, and look forward to a future where the best product experiences are made better with Bing.