Capture Addresses from Artifacts Using Bing Maps and Bing Optical Character Recognition Control

One of the most intriguing capabilities that Bing offers for empowering always-connected devices is the ability to visually recognize and understand artifacts in the real world. This is made available to developers via the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) control for Windows 8.1 store apps. This control enables text from the outside world to be…


New Bing Speech Recognition Control and Updated Bing OCR and Translator Controls

At the BUILD conference in June, we announced three broad categories of capabilities the new Bing platform would deliver to developers: Services to bring entities and the world’s knowledge to your applications, services to enable your applications to deliver more natural and intuitive user experiences, and services which bring an awareness of the physical world into…


Introducing The New Bing Developer Center and Services

Today at Build 2013 we announced a new set of developer services and the new Bing Developer Center.  This effort is part of our larger goal of empowering developers to take advantage of the enormous investments that we’ve made in search technologies.  Together, these comprise an ‘Intelligent Fabric’ that we use across Microsoft products to…