Since we have the world’s largest database of apps, we thought it was about time we crunch the numbers, and share some information with the world. We hereby present the first ever Quixey infographic!
Check out the full story on TechCrunch, “If Freemium Is In, Then Why Do Paid Apps Still Reign Supreme?“
As we close out this week, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights from this week’s press.
“Apps make people’s lives better… Quixey is working with companies throughout the world to ensure that their users can finally access what technology has to offer,” said Tomer Kagan, Quixey co-founder and CEO in a release today. Right now, the app search works for platforms such as Android, iOS, Mac and Windows. Quixey also covers apps, plugins and extensions for browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, apps for Facebook, general web apps and more.”
“Certainly, there are other app search engines out there, including the various app sites themselves, and other third parties, like Chomp, that focuses specifically on Android and iPhone searches. Kagan says Quixey is thinking bigger than his Android-focused rivals: ‘We’re building with a different long term goal,’ he says. ‘We wants to be a completely independent platform.’ So the focus may be Android and iPhone and iPad today, he says, but some other platform tomorrow.”
“There really is an app for just about everything you can think of, from calling a taxi to managing your schedule to scanning for skin cancer or heart murmors. But, it’s also overwhelming, and searching for the app that you want isn’t easy. There’s a lot of noise, and a lot of imperfect approaches to app search.
Quixey entered the game with the intention to build a new type of search, molded specifically to the unique characteristics of searching for those ubiquitous but sometimes elusive apps. Their solution, coined “functional search”, which not only scans the major app stores, but crawls blogs, review sites, forums, and social media sites to build a truly comprehensive picture of what an app can do.”
”The Series A funding comes from US Venture Partners, WI Harper Group, Web Investment Network along with additional funding from Innovation Endeavors.
The money will go toward the expansion of Quixey, which tries to partner with websites, app stores, search engines and carriers to offer its services. Quixey is trying to stand out by offering what it calls a functional search engine, which takes in more than just a title and description of an app but pulls in information from blogs, forums, review sites and social networks to better understand what an app actually does. Then it allows users to enter queries on what they want to do with an app, without having to know the name of a particular app.”
With all this good news we are also grateful to have such a a fantastic group of investors and advisors on board. And, we are excited to start a new chapter Quixey’s history. Over the coming months we look forward to sharing our growth, new developments and knowledge of the Quixey team.
Enough celebrating for one day, it’s back to work!
The app ecosystem is changing and it is changing rapidly. Apps now dominate our digital world and they are spreading to new platforms every day. Soon we will have car apps, tv apps, even apps built into our home appliances. With millions of apps everywhere it is important that we can find the apps we need at the moments we need them.
So how will Quixey tackle app search across countless platforms and devices? Easy- we are going to power app search.
Beginning May 23rd (Monday), we will be providing free customizable app search solutions. Stay tuned for details. Soon you will start seeing Quixey in your app search bar on every device and on every platform.
Imagine a world where millions of apps are accessible to help you throughout your day- this world is right around the corner.
Ready or not, here we come….