Taptu and OneRiot Offer Real-time Mobile Search
- Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
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Mobile search engine Taptu has joined forces with OneRiot, which operates a real-time search engine to launch what the claim is the first ever real-time search solution for mobile.
OneRiot crawls the links that people share on Twitter, Digg and other social sharing services, and then indexes the content, to provide socially-relevant, real-time search results. The tie-up with Taptu means the service is now available on mobile at Taptu.com.
Taptu makes use of OneRiots real-time search API, while retaining Taptus mobile-touch friendly interface.
The companies say the partnership fulfills a need for people to discover real-time, socially-influenced content on the go in a mobile-friendly format. The service is available on major touch devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch, G1, Nokia N97 and 5800, and the BlackBerry Storm. OneRiots real-time results will also soon appear within Taptus iPhone app.
Steve Ives, founder and CEO of Taptu: Taptu introduced touch search to meet the specific needs of mobile users, and adding real-time search to this offering is a great feature, says Taptu CEO Steve Ives. “For the first time, mobile users will be able to find out what is going on right now in a mobile friendly format.