In July of this year, Microsoft made it official that Bing is more than just a search engine. It also is a developer platform, providing coders with controls, development kits, and the back-end services powering these elements.
On October 21, Microsoft added a long-awaited piece to the Bing developer toolbox: a speech recognition control. This new control allows developers to build Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT Metro-Style/Windows Store apps that include speech-recognition as one of their inputs.
Microsoft execs also announced updates to the existing Bing Optical Character Recognition Control and Bing Translator Controls so that … Read more