Project Description
Windows 8 Metro app that displays the Bing background image of the day as its tile.

Also available on Windows Live Gallery

Today

This is a Windows Sidebar/desktop gadget I created because I wanted to see what the new image was for the Bing homepage. It's pretty simple. I just find the images fascinating and I'm so lazy, I wanted to write something so I didn't have to open my browser to see them. In 0.3, I added the ability to see the special search hint regions and submit your own search. Basically, everything you can do from the main Bing homepage.

binground-maximized.png
Screenshot from Oct 16, 2009

Tomorrow

Like I said, all I cared about was seeing the background image, so I don't have any huge plans. I have thought about saving images locally, but am not sure if the gadget API can do that. Perhaps Silverlight is a good means to that end. Then again, maybe nobody cares. It's all the same to me, right now. If I get feedback, I'll add more capabilities. If someone wants to contribute, let me know. Until then, enjoy.

Known Issues

Last edited Oct 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM by flanakin, version 14