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.
Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App (TechCrunch)
Blekko Launches New Tablet Search Engine “Izik” (Search Engine Land)
izik: Take Search for a Joy Ride on Your Tablet (blekko blog)
Meet Izik: Tablet-Friendly Search From Blekko (Search Engine Watch)
A Search Engine Made for Mobile Devices (New York Times)
Izik Review (Maclife)
Download the app: