Query Bing from Your Cocoa Apps: Microsoft Releases Bing iPhone and Mac SDK

If you develop applications for the iPhone or for Mac, you now have the ability to query Bing in your application. Microsoft has released a Bing iPhone and Mac SDK. You can download the SDK from Codeplex.

Over at the Bing developer blog, they're touting the advantages of the SDK:

  • The ability to easily query Bing from within your Cocoa or Cocoa Touch application.
  • Perform both synchronous and asynchronous queries.
  • Search Bing for Web, Image, Video, News, and Phonebook results.

I'm not a software developer, but my husband develops for all sorts of languages, libraries and frameworks, so I asked him what the significance of this SDK is.

He told me that instead of having to study a search engine and write your own code to meet its expectations, you can call the Bing SDK, which does a lot of the work for you.

What do you think of Microsoft releasing a Bing SDK for Mac development? Share your thoughts in the comments below.