TORONTO--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - Kickvox, the company that has reengineered mobile search, today announced the launch of its application for iOS and Android mobile platforms. The first-of-its-kind application provides users with a visual, integrated and categorized search experience that is designed exclusively for mobile devices. The result: faster searching, browsing and navigation that provides users with the information they need at their fingertips.
"Mobile search is broken. The search industry is conceivably the only industry that looks virtually the same as it did a decade ago, yet the platforms that we use to search the web have changed significantly," said Alan Nowogrodski, co-founder and CEO of Kickvox. "Mobile users don't want a laundry list of sites and cluttered text they need to squint in order to read; they want visually rich content that makes it easy to pinpoint what they need and move on."
According to Juniper Research, mobile search and discovery will continue to grow into a $15 billion per year market by 2017. Kickvox, still in beta, is perfectly positioned to capitalize on this market opportunity with its intuitive interface that is designed for smaller screens and often awkward keyboards. The company is pushing the envelope in mobile search by delivering innovative features to users. These include:
- Shortcuts and Icons that streamline the search experience by providing users with the ability to find what they want without having to read massive amounts of text. The completely redesigned visual layout offers an intuitive interface that is purpose-built for touch screen mobile platforms.
- Integrated Applications include Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes and more. Now users can search dozens of their favorite platforms using a single interface avoiding the need to open up multiple applications.
- Visual Categorization that provides users with icons next to search results to help them identify the best results more quickly. Different categories include shopping, music, Q&A, movies, reviews, educational and dozens more.
- Smart Navigation that makes it simple to browse through the web. Users never need to hit the back button on a mobile browser again. Kickvox enables users to jump to the next search result with one simple click.
Kickvox' mobile-specific search experience will make the blue links that defined the search industry for more than a decade a thing of the past. Kickvox is now available free for iPhone and Android users. For a video demo of the mobile search engine, and more information about Kickvox, please visit http://www.kickvox.com/.
Kickvox is the first-of-its-kind search engine designed and built for mobile devices. It uses visual categorization technology, integration with third party applications and advanced navigation methods to deliver a more convenient, faster and easier search experience for mobile. By understanding the unique challenges of mobile, Kickvox drastically improves user results by reengineering the mobile search engine to be more visual and provide direct answers instead of a list of traditional linked text results. Kickvox is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit www.kickvox.com or follow @KickvoxSearch on Twitter.