Announcing the Upgraded Quixey Mobile Site!September 26th, 2012 | Posted by in Quixey News
In conjunction with the launch of our new logo earlier this month, we’re happy to announce that our mobile site has also undergone a major upgrade! To make your life easier, the site now defaults to searching whichever platform you’re on — Android users will only see Android apps, iOS users will only see iOS apps, and so on. If you want to see apps available on all platforms, you can easily do so by reverting to the classic, non-mobile view at the bottom of the page.
To get a better sense of the new features, let’s walk through the updated site on an iPhone phone step by step:
Step 1: Go to www.quixey.com
As with our last mobile site, the focus of the home page remains on our search bar, prompting the user to answer the question, “What do you want to do?”
On the new site, when you start typing, Quixey offers options similar to what you might be looking for. This autocomplete function is meant to speed up the process of finding exactly what you want. It’s currently in beta and will get better as our system improves.
Step 3: Select an app
On the results, you’ll see the app name, star rating, and snippets about the app that will tell you how the app relates to your query. As you’ll notice, the results can easily be filtered between All, Free, and Paid.
If you’re looking for more options, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find our signature Q, loading more results for you. We implemented infinite scroll so you only have to navigate between a few pages. Select the app you want to move forward.
Step 4: Learn about the app
Once you’ve picked an app, a screen shows up with sidescrolling screenshots of the app in action. We learned from user feedback that screenshots were the most important tool in deciding which app to download. So we felt it necessary to showcase screenshots directly on the app page so you could make a quick, informed decision. Tap any picture to view it in full size.
The navigation bar at the bottom of the page allows you to move from screenshots to an info page, which has a detailed description of the app.
Above the photos and description are buttons noting the number of editions if there are more than one, and the price of the app. One of the things that sets Quixey apart from other app search technologies is our concept of editions. For example, we view Bright Puzzles as one app with three editions: Wild Animals, Toys, and Puppies. For the first time, you can easily view multiple iterations of an app and pick the best one for them. When you’re ready to download, click on the price button to be taken to that app’s purchase page in your phone’s app store.
Step 5: Enjoy your app!
In designing the new mobile site, we took into account all of your comments and suggestions. The finished product is one that we feel is clean, quick, and efficient.
Thanks for your input and we’ll continue to improve the site as we find ways to better your experience on the go!