September 19, 2013 by Quixey

The New Quixey.com! Part 2: Features

This post is part 2 of a Q&A with Jeff Fan, Quixey’s Principal Designer. Today he talks about some of the new features on Quixey.com. Tile View Throughout our user testing, we noticed a pattern amongst a majority of our users. When evaluating apps, users usually look at screenshots before descriptions or reviews. Screenshots communicate…

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September 19, 2013 by Quixey

Release: Quixey Wins Telecom Council 2013 Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity

Mountain View, Calif, September 19, 2013 – Today Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps, announced that it has won the Telecom Council 2013 SPIFFY Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity. The SPIFFY Awards recognize the most outstanding telecommunications start-ups as judged by the members of the Service Providers Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of…

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August 2, 2013 by Quixey

Announcing the AppURL Initiative!

Today we officially launched AppURL, an open initiative to connect native apps to the web with http URLs. Traditionally, a user has to manually launch an app and manually navigate to the right content within the app – with AppURL, deep linking is enabled to content inside apps, and works seamlessly across all devices and platforms. Currently, the…

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May 2, 2013 by Quixey

Functional Search™ Technical Overview

CTO Liron Shapira gives a deep dive into Quixey’s Functional Search™ technology at a Bay Area Search meetup. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz35n8WSnQM[/youtube]

April 4, 2013 by Liron Shapira

The Case Against “Installing” Apps

We see five major problems with the concept of “installing” native apps. 1. Allocates local resources too rigidly “Shrink-wrapped software” is what we call ’90s-era desktop applications sold as cardboard boxes on store shelves. Shrink-wrapped software is the precursor to today’s native apps. A shrink-wrapped software application has to set itself up to work 100% offline….

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March 18, 2013 by Quixey

Seminar Series: User Experience Research and Execution

A snippet from a talk by Christian Rohrer, McAfee’s Chief Design Officer in Consumer and Mobile, on the importance of user research in experience design. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tUps3gDoI[/youtube]

March 14, 2013 by Quixey

Quixey Teams Up With DuckDuckGo

Today we’re proud to announce our partnership with DuckDuckGo! We’re now powering app search for the alternative search engine that brings privacy, less spam, and immediate solutions to its users via the “instant answers” box at the top of its SERP. Monthly, DuckDuckGo has been seeing over 45 million users, and more keep switching over…

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March 7, 2013 by Quixey

[Tech Talk Video] The Functional Web: The Future of Apps and the Web

CTO Liron Shapira gave this tech talk about the Functional Web at Box headquarters in Los Altos on Feb 27, 2013. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW525XaMV8A[/youtube] The Functional Web is also explained in this blog post.

December 14, 2012 by Quixey

Why Functional Search Makes More Sense

Is there an app for that? Increasingly, this has become the go-to question for solving everyday problems in our lives. Typically, when users search for apps, they enter keywords like “tools” or “productivity” into their phone’s app store search bar. This is the model Apple started with the App Store in 2008, and others have…

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December 4, 2012 by Quixey

Announcing Our Partnership with Ask.com!

The web is transforming, and we’re right there with it. Today we announced our partnership with Ask.com, providing millions of users with apps to help answer their questions. This signals a shift in the way we search the web, as Ask.com is the first of the world’s largest search engines to feature a third party…

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