Sunday 6 January 2013

IZIK A new Search Engine specially made to order for tablets

Google has virtual monopoly in the Search Engine space and nowhere in future does it look possible for any one to break this.  The Engine is so popular that a new parlance in english for search is to goog.  However Developers Blekko have other ideas.  They have developed a search engine specially for the Tablets based on Android and iPAD

Blekko have developed a new search engine called "IZIK" after Sir Isaac Newton.  They claim to have optimised it just for tablets running on Android and iOS.
IZIK A new Search Engine specially made to order for tablets

The software was released on Friday for iPad and Android tablets.  The Speciality of IZIK is it displays search results in rows of information capsules which are easily scrollable by fingers on a tablet.  Users can scroll vertically to look at different categories of a search query.
Here is a demo video
A search for Apple gave out vertical scroll search result of "Top Results," "Images," ''Recipes," ''News," ''Reviews," and "Tech."  which in turn can be surfed horizontally as per users choice.  And it was pretty fast too. 
Blekko CEO and founder Rich Skrenta likens the experience to a hybrid service that is part search engine, part magazine and part discovery tool. Izik also shares some similarities to a tablet search app called Axis that longtime Google rival Yahoo released last May in an attempt to shake up the market. Like Izik, Axis also relies on visual thumbnails to list search results.

But to take on a Giant like Google IZIK will need something spectacular.  However if you have a Tab (Android) or iPad please give it a try at their homepage.

Or Android users download the IZIK here at Google Play

iOS users download the IZIK here at Apple Store

While we are on the subject of search engines please check out the Symbolab scientific search engine and the Facebook Graph Search.

Vijay Prabhu

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