Veveo, a leading technology provider of intelligent usability solutions for connected smart-devices and applications, today announced vtap QuickSearch, a predictive "search as you type" universal search application that is context aware and personalized for Android smartphone users. The application is available for download on the Google Play Android store. vtap QuickSearch works on all Android devices (running version 2.1 or later) including the Samsung Galaxy III and Galaxy Nexus, which recently lost its Universal Search functionality in the latest software upgrade.
vtap QuickSearch searches across device content including Contacts, Calendar, Music, Text Messages, Device Settings, and others, to seamlessly merge with online results from various Android app stores, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, movies, local business listings and places of interest. vtap QuickSearch then prioritizes the results based on the user's learned preferences. Using Veveo's patented predictive search, the results are displayed as a user types, thereby providing instant search results that update with each additional keystroke.
"Smartphones are the ultimate multi-functional device today, and are increasingly being used for a combination of productivity, entertainment, communication and information applications, thus creating discoverability challenges," said Murali Aravamudan, founder and CEO of Veveo. "With vtap QuickSearch we are enabling ultra-quick access to the precise content item that the user is looking for by personalizing the results based on the spatio-temporal activity patterns of the user."
The vtap QuickSearch app is designed to provide fast, intuitive and easy usability for Android smartphones. With the objective to make devices highly personal and adaptive to usage patterns of both on-device and network based content, vtap QuickSearch is the only downloadable Android store application with universal-search functionality.
The core technology underlying vtap QuickSearch has been deployed by Veveo on millions of smartphones globally since 2009, and continues to support millions of monthly unique users. Veveo's QuickSearch is an OEM application for smartphone manufacturers to embed universal search and personalization capabilities directly on their devices. With multi-lingual capabilities for more than 50 languages in QuickSearch, the localized versions of vtap QuickSearch will soon be available for other international stores.
Features of vtap QuickSearch Include:
Predictive Search -- vtap QuickSearch provides "search as you type" functionality for fast results using predictive search that Veveo has deployed on more than 100 million devices with Tier 1 operators and handset manufacturers.
Universal Search - vtap QuickSearch is a learning application that presents unified search results for on-device content, Android app stores, maps, local business listings, Wikipedia and Wiktionary for user-based usage patterns, bringing the most important results to the front, including:
-- Contacts - Most frequently used contacts are displayed based on the spatio-temporal activity patterns of the user.
-- Apps - Most frequently used apps are displayed automatically in the application home screen.
-- Media - Media such as audio, video, and pictures stored on the device are automatically organized and prioritized for search results based on past activity.
-- Search History and Bookmarks - Intelligent caching of past search result selections enables quick access even when the network is disconnected.
-- Device Settings and Utilities- Device settings and utilities are easily found and accessed with top level search results, regardless of device menu hierarchy. Frequently used settings are automatically added to the home screen.
-- Movies - Search for movie titles to provide results from popular movie review and listing sites.
-- Maps and Places of Interest - Context aware and personalized search of business listings information and places of interest results.
-- Wikipedia and Wiktionary - Information from Wikipedia and Wiktionary are also presented as part of the universal search results within the vtap QuickSearch application itself, bringing the features of Veveo's popular Wikitap application into vtap QuickSearch
vtap QuickSearch is available immediately for consumer download on Android devices operating versions 2.1 to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Go to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.veveo.ui.SmartSearch
Veveo is pioneering technologies that enable humanized interfaces for connected devices and applications. Its SmartRelevance(TM) Conversational Platform is used by Tier 1 service providers in North America and major device manufacturers globally for intelligent search, personalization, and recommendation solutions. Veveo's technologies have been deployed on more than 100 million devices.
Veveo's humanized interfaces are designed to deliver rich, hyper-personalized user experiences that anticipate user intent towards driving higher engagement, content consumption, and monetization of products and services for device manufacturers, service providers and enterprises, across platforms of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and set-top boxes. Veveo has a growing intellectual property portfolio of more than 60 patent applications, with 30 issued patents. The venture-backed company was founded by serial technology entrepreneurs and is based in Massachusetts. For more information visit www.veveo.net .