An update of the Bing iOS search app has been released which includes a way to snap a picture of a math problem and get the answer within seconds. A “Find in Page” button has also been added by Bing to help find words within a page and the customary bug fixes with all app updates.
A really neat feature of the update is the “Math mode” that uses Bing’s “Camera Intelligent search,” which allows users to solve complex math problems by taking a photo of the math problem. When I tried it out, I had a few issues with it as it told me that equations had errors in them, and I wondered if it was the equation that was incorrect or there was an issue with the app not being able to figure it out. But I did find some equations that it could work through.
Here is a video of Barry Schwartz testing it out:
Here is what it looks like when the app can’t figure out what to do with the equation you give it: