Bing Rewards now lets you earn credits and offers from your mobile

Earning rewards for performing web searches is pretty cool, and that’s exactly what’s available through Bing Rewards. Search for something you’re interested in and you can earn credits that can be spent on all manner of things. Now Microsoft is taking the rewards program mobile, enabling iOS and Android users to reap the benefits from Bing Rewards using their mobiles and tablets.

Bing Rewards works in exactly the same way on mobile devices as it works on desktop platforms: just search and earn. There’s the opportunity to earn extra credit through mobile-exclusive searches and the simple app interface makes it easy to keep track of how your credits are adding up.

But there’s something extra. As well as earning credits on your mobile device, you can also redeem them when you are out and about — as you earn digital credits, you can spend them through your phone or tablet. This feature is yet to roll out, but it is in the pipeline.

Bing Rewards is available for iOS and Android at the moment, but Windows Phone users will have to wait a little longer. There are also more features to look forward to. Senior Marketing Manager for Bing Rewards, Alex Danskin, said: “This is just the first step and you can expect additional updates in the coming months.”

  • Sargon

    “Windows Phone users will have to wait a little longer”. Just like with every Microsoft product, they support competition first, instead of their own platform… That’s just pathetic. Oh and I guess those bing rewards are still just for US, because we all know that’s where the majority of WP users are, right?

    • David Cardona

      even on the browser I have to wait.

  • Qwopi tech

    Being an avid supporter of Microsoft technology this is just frustrating how they would support ios and android first. And they say it like its no big deal “Windows Phone users will have to wait a little longer”. Of course we do.

  • Kahligula

    The one thing to understand is bing search is already embedded in the WP 8 OS, so it’s more than just an app for WP platform that needs to be developed. Don’t get me wrong, my wish is for them to show that they support their own platform at the same time, but this potentially helps attract new users to MS services and once you do that the phone platform also becomes more of a draw. More users will be good for all us WP supporters in time.

    • Qwopi tech

      I understand your point completely. But another problem with this is I see that for some people it could drive them away from WP. Especially for People using WP every day when they don’t even get the Microsoft Products first its like a slap in the face, and Ios and Android users might even find this slightly comical.

      • Kahligula

        Fair point. I dream of the time when WP has enough market share where these things don’t happen in the first place. And I do agree MS should be setting the example on WP. I couldn’t imagine Apple releasing an Android app first due to market share…ever. Onward and upward hopefully :-)