November 4, 2013 by Quixey

App Indexing won’t turn Google Search into Functional Search

Last week, Google announced App Indexing for Google Search. Here’s our take.   Supporting deep links inside apps We’re excited to see that Google is encouraging app developers to support deep linking to their apps. From the App Indexing docs: Step One: Update your app If your Android app does not suport deep linking already, you’ll need…

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October 23, 2013 by Quixey

Announcing Quixey on Android, a Better Way to Find Apps!

Today we’re super excited to announce the launch of our first direct to consumer product, now available for free on Android — download it from Google Play right here and read about it on the product page! Until now, most app search has been based on titles and keywords, which requires users to know the…

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October 3, 2013 by Quixey

Quixey Secures $50M in Series C Funding Led by Alibaba Group

Today we’re thrilled to announce we’ve officially closed our latest round of funding! Series C is led by Alibaba Group, with new investor GGV Capital, and participation from existing investors Atlantic Bridge, Innovation Endeavors, Translink Capital, US Venture Partners, and WI Harper. “Next year, 95% of the world’s population will have mobile access, and by…

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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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