31/01/2012 13:37 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Introducing Bing's GetMeThere app

An essential Windows Phone app for traveling through London.

The Bing GetMeThere app has been updated with a handful of useful new features.

Bing GetMeThere app for Windows Phone. Image MSN

Navigating around London's labyrinthine underground network can be a pain at the best of times, so this handy time saving app does away with the usual head-scratching and helps you get around London with the greatest of ease.

Download Bing GetMeThere app

One app for all

GetMeThere handily combines a plethora of travel tools including the following: Bing maps and London Underground, Docklands Light Rail (DLR), London Buses and Overground live updates. See, we told you it was a big list! What's even better, all of these are bundled together so everything can be found in one place.

Pin a live tile to your Windows Phone Home screen. Image MSN

Pin your journey as a live tile

Some of the splendid new features include the ability to pin your favourite journeys as live tiles on your Home screen, and access to tube maps when you're offline (underground).

The live tile will also show any alerts to current or favourite journeys which is certainly a help in those times of travel turmoil.

GetMeThere includes full tube maps for offline use. Image MSN

Full tube maps are available
for offline use

That feature list in full

  • Full tube maps and live service updates
  • Full DLR and live service updates
  • Full Overground and live service updates
  • Station open/close times
  • Nearest tube, train and bus stations (with map and walking directions)
  • Weekend service updates

Get the app

The GetMeThere app can be downloaded for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace. Those already with the app can access the upgrades also via Marketplace. The app can also be downloaded via Zune (you will need to connect your phone via USB to finish installation).

Download from the Marketplace

Bing on Windows Phone

The GetMeThere app adds to an already deeply integrated Bing experience on Windows Phone. The search button takes you straight to the Bing homepage and allows search using either text, or voice - should you prefer.

Another smart feature is Local Scout - Local Scout recommends nearby points of interest (restaurants, shops and
activities), while Bing Music and Bing Vision introduce new ways of searching the web.

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