Click here to see – Bing Instant Search
Okay, well Bing (or Microsoft) did not actually produce an Instant Search function, but some kid with too much time on his hands took your browser and Bing’s AJAX APIs and created basically the same thing to some extent.
What is all the hype with Instant Search? Really nothing. The idea is to shave time off your search queries, but to date it has only made my ADD more advanced and actually take me longer to get to what I was actually trying to find (sidetracked by too many interesting, not relevant results that kept popping-up along the way).
So, what I do find interesting is what I am coining Bing’s upcoming Seamless Search. This interface is a work of art that is functional, while Google’s Instant Search is just an annoyance. Check out the video below to seem a glimpse of Bing’s Seamless Search functionality in action:
I think the interface war is going to heat up and make for an interesting 2011, now Bing just needs to make sure that it’s results are equal or better than Google’s otherwise all this eye candy means nothing.