Microsoft has released an update to the Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone. The update brings the app to a level of being an actual app. The initial release from this summer was little more than a web wrapper for the Bing Rewards site and, as you can imagine, was met with a fair amount of skepticism. This update should squelch some of those concerns.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bing Rewards, it is a US-only program where you are awarded points for doing searching on Bing. Those points in turn can be used to purchase of things like Microsoft Store or Xbox credits, Starbucks cards and the like. The more you search the more points you get. The Bing Rewards app lets you keep track of how you are progressing towards a point total or status level as well as shop to spend those earned points.
The app maintains the same level of control that you had in the previous build but is an actual app now which makes it run much
smoother. With the app you can:
- Manage your account, earn credits, enter sweepstakes and find new ways to earn every day
- Redeem credits for great rewards from Amazon.com, Starbucks, Xbox and many more
- Check your current status and find out how to get to the next level
- Track your order history and ensure you received all the items you ordered with your hard earned credits
There is no word on when or if the Bing Rewards program will be offered outside of the United States. Given the program has been available for several years now in the US, if you live abroad I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high.