Bing suite of apps updated for Windows Phone

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Yo. Don't want to read about apps like Yo? Then you're in luck! Some of your favorite Windows Phone apps just picked up some updates. Finance, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, News and Weather (all from Bing) just picked up some new updates on Windows Phone. It looks like Bing Travel missed being updated this round. All of these apps are community favorites, so we're excited to see what's new.

We're going to give each app a quality look and see if there's anything new (no changelogs for any of these apps). So far, nothing jumps out as brand new. Let us know if you see anything different in these apps and we'll update this post accordingly. Though you will notice a new Terms of Service when you launch the app.

Changes: Some of you are reporting that you can finally share articles via social networks in the updated Bing News app. We can't get them to appear on our apps, let us know if you see them there.

For now, you'll probably want to download the updates. Links below will direct you to the Windows Phone Store to grab them. Enjoy and keep us posted on what you find!

Thanks for the tips everyone!

QR: Bing Finance

QR: Bing Food

QR: Bing News

QR: Bing Sports

QR: Bing Weather

QR: Bing Health and Fitness


Reader comments

Bing suite of apps updated for Windows Phone


I hope they didn't screw this up like they did with the calendar. I love the Bing apps, great performance and amazing user experience. I just want the sports app to get a better UI but still a great app.

Does not sync collections. It actually trolls you by telling you in the empty collections page that it doesn't sync with your computer.

Well hotmail.com or live.com are both where outlook.com redirects to. Calender says unable to sync. Ironically works with google with no issues and google calendar works with win8.1 Calender

Yeah same here. Have not used Bing Weather in months because of this and the lack of a good update. Too bad it's a great looking app!

I wish it didn't start the radar map animation like six hours prior and make you sit there while it SLOWLY steps through minute-by-minute up to the present time.  Anyone know how to fix that?


Can we add news articles to the reading list now? How is it that Microsoft's own news app won't sync to it's own reading list app. Ahh, so irrational!

No. Still uses the old share feature.

The updates seem to be small, Health & Fitness is still extremely slow to add food to your tracker.

Same here, then when I opened the sports app on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it had already deleted there too.

Weather is now broken on my phone. Just like the calendar.
EDIT Reinstall of Weather fixed it.

Very odd. Maybe select markets. Updates showing as 10/04/2014.. Anyone care to list versions number after update please

The 8.1 version. Remaining Bing apps update finally landed on store. All successfully updated a minute ago, weather is now version, dated to 30-06.14 (I checked this because I was hopping for transparent live tile, but no luck)...

I don't know if it was there before and I didn't notice but now I am noticing under each headline a
small image and the name of the news agency that the story had come from

The only thing I've noticed (among News and Weather) is that News now shows small logos for the publishers in the headlines. (At least I'm pretty sure that's new.)

Why is so difficult to make possible to share any news from the News app Microsoft??? Why??? I want to share to my social networks, not via email!!!!! :'(

This story dropped while I was in the shower. My apps were auto-updated before my junk was dry. Thanks WP!

Still no strength tracking in Health & Fitness. People do more than just running to stay fit MS. Your RT app has it... seems logical to add this missing link to the WP8 app.

Weather App has a problem on my 1520. As soon as I select maps, it attempts to refresh, then goes straight to a solid grey screen and becomes unresponsive. Have to quit app. Solidly reproducible every time.

Reading list support please. Also, the Health and Fitness (not sure about the others) crashes after being in suspended in the background for a long time. Need to navigate to the exercise of my choice all the way back again. Also, all apps need to slowly start migrating to the WinRT appx model. They seem to have better performance than Silverlight based ones (do correct me if wrong) and one needn't download the whole app just for a small bug fix.

Obviously prep for upcoming 8.1 release. But we are due today or tomorrow for another update on Music. Better be hefty because their list of overdue features and performance updates is massive.

Does the weather app accurately change your location on the live tile now? I used it until it stopped updating my location. Super annoying.

My calendar now crashes when I try to update or add appointments manually. Cortana can still add appointments but can't change them. Come on Microsoft, you're suppose to be improving these apps, not destroying them.

they should just fire the entire team, theyre absolutely useless. so many obvious features missing or broken.

Sports now crashes when I try to add favorite teams. Looks like all these apps will need another update like real soon!

It would be awesome if we could see our actual rate of return and dividend payments on the finance app...i think the sigfig app did that..

I also just noticed that the names are no longer cut off for the individual stocks that u pin..

Bing Weather has become terribly unstable after this update. Easily the worst app update I have ever received. Calendar update closes for me when I try and add new event. T mobile Nokia Lumia 925.

What ever happened to the good old rule of thumb "do not update unless its broken"? MS is not helping much by not releasing the changelog.
Also, I'm waiting for that "bi-weekly" music app update...

80073cf9...that's all I've seen for weeks when I tried to reinstall the Health and Fitness app. I can uninstall and reinstall just fine on my surface, but, no luck on my 810.

Health & Fitness fails to install on my 820 with 8.1 developer preview. Even after restarting the phone (error 80073cf9).

The calendar does not work anymore after the update. It crashes when I want to add a new date. Hope it gets fixed soon because I need it for work!

Just got my updated Calendar app. and now when I go to edit or add a event, it just goes back to week view. It wont let me add or edit a event. Anyone else have the same issue?

This is strange, are this updates towards WP8.1 or WP8.x?

Cuz i check all mentioned apps in the OP, both on WP Store from my computer and from the phone. i don't see them getting updated a day or two ago. Here is what i got:

Bing Finance
Last updated: 4/10/2014
Bing Food & Drink
Last updated: 4/10/2014
Bing News
Last updated: 4/10/2014
Bing Sports
Last updated: 6/7/2014
Bing Weather
Last updated: 4/10/2014
Bing Health & Fitness
Last updated: 4/10/2014

I am from Republic of Macedonia, but i don't think that matters something here. Or does it?

What i noticed in the News app:
- Ability to share articles with social network.
- Ability to change the font size and style.
Good things.

And somewhere in here they've crippled the WP8 Search button -- it used to let you "slide" left and right to local stuff, news, etc. Now nothing but the main search screen. :/

Disappointed that the Food & Drink app still doesn't sync collections across devices, although at least it now tells you as much in a message on the Add Collections page rather than leaving people to waste as much time as I have trying to figure out why it's not working.  Until this feature is added I don't really have much use for it.

Also, the live tile for Bing Weather seems to have stopped working.

"Calendar doesn't work" can't edit events, or add new ones. Also seems to have lock up my Chronos calendar can't add new events. Great job MS on the update

All the Bing apps now seen zippier with this update, especially Weather!


Calendar needs a fix asap though with adding a new appointment causing it to crash.


All up a great job Microsoft!

What a great update to the Weather app. Now the live tile shows the same beautiful weather all day, and the lock screen doesn't show any weather at all.

Edit: Moved it to internal storage and the live tile and lock screen seems to be working again. Coincidence?

The weather live tile on my start screen now reacts very inconsistently when tapping it. Sometimes the app starts normally, sometimes there's a considerable delay (up to 5 seconds). Anyone else experiencing the same thing?

I was initially as well but after disconnecting my Microsoft account from each app they were a lot more smoother to open and to use.

The original installment of Food & Drink clearly stated that you could sync between apps. It hasn't ever done so and I have ranted on and on about this. Well, it appears that along with this update MSFT has changed their description to now state "While collections are not synced across devices" Well at least that is cleared up and I won't waste anymore of my time with it. Overall still a good app though.

Hmm, Bing Weather is stuck in a refresh loop after the latest update. Soft reset did not help. L920.