MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps, today announced its partnership with Skyfire in the launch of Skyfire Horizon, the next-generation mobile browser extension platform. For the first time, with the Quixey integration, mobile users can instantly find apps relevant to the content they're browsing and search for apps directly within the mobile browser experience. The toolbar is embedded in Android browsers by participating carriers, bringing a new level of intelligence to app discovery on mobile.
With the click of the "Apps" button, Quixey returns apps that are relevant to the current webpage. For example, when a user is reading ESPN, Quixey will recommend ESPN ScoreCenter, WatchESPN, CBS Sports and other highly relevant apps. Now mobile users can easily find contextually relevant apps by simply clicking a button.
Users are also presented with a Quixey search bar at the top of the apps page. Quixey's Functional Search™ is intuitive -- people simply search for what they want to do, and Quixey finds apps that can help. For example, "find cheap gas," "entertain a 3 year old" or "identify what song is playing." With Quixey's search, users can easily find apps throughout their web browsing experience.
"People are constantly surfing the web, and now there's an easy way to find apps that are highly relevant to their day to day lives," said Tomer Kagan, CEO of Quixey. "The Quixey and Skyfire partnership enables mobile users on Android to seamlessly find apps related to the content they are already browsing. With the Skyfire Horizon toolbar, extremely useful apps are now quickly and easily accessible."
Skyfire Horizon, the world's leading browser extension platform, also offers one-click access to the Web's most popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Wikipedia, IMDB and Amazon, among many others. The platform leverages Blue Kangaroo to allow users to receive alerts for deals from the brands they visit, recommendations of related offers, and coupon codes, and embeds Readability for content bookmarking.
Through carrier partnerships, Horizon will come preloaded onto mobile devices nationwide. "We're thrilled to be bringing Skyfire Horizon to millions of customers by being embedded within carrier-marketed handsets," said Jeffrey Glueck, CEO of Skyfire.
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps -- searching mobile, desktop, web and browser apps. Quixey invented a new type of search, Functional Search™, that allows users to find apps by searching for what they want to do. Quixey partners with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and web platforms to power app search globally. For more information, please visit www.quixey.com.
Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to improve radically the mobile Internet experience for both Operators and Consumers. Skyfire's solutions include the Rocket Optimizer for video and traffic optimization, and Skyfire Horizon browser extension platform for augmenting mobile browsers. Skyfire products provide game-changing cost savings, better end-user experiences, and compelling incremental revenue opportunities. Skyfire was recognized as no. 4 on Light Reading's 2011 Startups to Watch list; was honored by Red Herring as a top 100 private company in America; and won 1st place in the first-ever TIA Venture Network Challenge. As both a laboratory and showcase for new capabilities, Skyfire has honed its technology through a variety of consumer apps, which have more than 15 million downloads to date.
Skyfire is based in Mountain View, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://www.skyfire.com, or follow Skyfire on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/skyfire.
NOTE: Skyfire and Skyfire Horizon are trademarks of Skyfire Labs, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.