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January 7, 2013

blekko launches izik: tablet search reimagined

Friends of blekko!

We are very pleased to announce izik, our new tablet search app. We launched izik on Friday, and today is it currently the #3 free reference app in the Apple app store.

We believe that the move to the tablet from the desktop/laptop is an environmental shift in how people consume web content. We have developed a search product that addresses the following unique problems of tablet search:

  • Typing is harder on tablets
  • Context needs to be in the result set to accommodate shorter queries
  • Swipe features & gestures
  • Tablets are image driven
  • Multiple browser windows aren’t a right click away (so clicking on a bad result is more punitive on a tablet)

The product we have developed, izik, is the first search experience specifically optimized for the tablet. It leverages our core technology to create a truly unique search experience for tablet users that is both functional and beautiful.

Press coverage:

Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App (TechCrunch)

Blekko Launches New Tablet Search Engine “Izik” (Search Engine Land)

New search engine sets out to prove Google isn’t the best option for finding things on tablets (Washington Post)

izik: Take Search for a Joy Ride on Your Tablet (blekko blog)

Meet Izik: Tablet-Friendly Search From Blekko (Search Engine Watch)

Izik is a great little internet search app built for your iPad (TUAW)

A Search Engine Made for Mobile Devices (New York Times)

Izik Review (Maclife)

Download the app:

Apple app store - iPad

Google Play - Android

Mobile site:

izik.com

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