Quixey, an app search engine, has added a new feature called “functional search” which will let users connect with the right apps by key words and phrases. Users can ask specific questions and be given app choices with content to answer.
This will serve as the link between users needing information and then finding an app that will serve this purpose New apps are the future of how users interact with content, but to date there has been no effective way to search across them in the same way that we use search engines like Google.
An example of functional search is if a user wanted to search for a taxi or car service, Quixey’s results would generate a list of car apps in order of closest location. This connects users to apps available for greater use and downloads.
App development is key as apps used in this search are based on functionality. Who gets the top search for listings is based on how well Quixey believes the deep link answers the query.
A beta test for functional search will be released later this year. Private beta for Android users will be released in one month, with a wider launch planned for June. Other platforms will have a beta test available later. For more information on this new feature visit www.quixey.com and continue to check PreApps for the latest in mobile trends.