September 4th, 2011
This is according to KillerStartups:
While nobody in his right mind would think this new search engine would pose a threat to giants such as Google or Bing, there’s no denying it has come into the fold with some new ideas. And that’s always something worthy of a round of applause, and more than its fair share of respect.Continue Reading...
August 30th, 2011
Yesterday, on August 29th, Helioid was reviewed by Juan Diego Polo on Wwwhat’s New. Juan gives an example of Helioid’s usefulness when searching for cities:
“When searching for cities, for example, we see categories for hotels, guides, events, trips..”
Gracias por sus comentarios.Continue Reading...
August 19th, 2011
In a recent article entitled, “A Call to Rethink Internet Search,” New York Times
technology reporter, Steve Lohr, discusses the rising call for greater innovation and experimentation in web search. Lohr focuses on the criticisms voiced by University of Washington computer scientist, Oren Etzioni, in a recent essay
published in Nature
, concerning the need to move beyond keyword search to natural language search and question answering. Here’s an exciting prediction from the original Nature
“We could soon view today’s keyword searching with the same nostalgia and amusement reserved for bygone technologies such as electric typewriters and vinyl records.”Continue Reading...
August 10th, 2011
On August 4th of last week TechWeb.com.cn
released a review
of Helioid in Chinese (English translation
). Here’s a quote from the translation:
What is unique about it? Compared with conventional search engines, Helioid places search results on the left column with filtering options, users can choose which filter option, or simply show only some of the options. Provides fast and efficient search results. Support for Chinese search.
A day earlier, on August 3rd Winmani
also released a review
of Helioid in Tamil (English translation
). The translation quality is poor, so we’ve chosen what sounds like a complementary koan:
Search results are quickly and wisely.
July 6th, 2011
Review site for cool new web services, MakeUseOf, has published a review of our very own Helioid!Continue Reading...
From the article, “Helioid is a new entrant in the Google-dominated search engine space that wants to help you refine your search results by checking the categories it comes up with when you search for a query.”
June 5th, 2011
The Helioid team and collaborators have released a Europe Travel Guide for Android.
We’ve packed over 3600 European destinations in a tiny offline guide. It’s filled with great content from wikitravel and is the perfect guide for backpackers.Continue Reading...
May 16th, 2011
A few weeks ago we discussed a monograph by M. Wilson, et al., which elucidated the failings the modern search engines when it comes to exploratory search. Wilson and associates concisely characterize exploratory search as revolving around needs that are “open-ended, persistent, and multifaceted, and information-seeking processes that are opportunistic, iterative, and multitactical.” Back in [...]Continue Reading...
April 5th, 2011
The monograph From Keyword Search to Exploration: Designing Future Search Interfaces for the Web by M. Wilson et al. lucidly reviews the current state of search interfaces that move beyond the traditional list of results. We’ve included some choice quotations below.
On why we need better search interfaces and systems:
Even more recently, though, researchers have identified just how inadequate the familiar keyword search paradigms, provided by environments such as Google and Bing (Microsoft’s search engine), might be for users who need to do more than just find a website that answers a factual question. (p.9)