SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As our world grows increasingly mobile, more people than ever are using their smart phones to search for information. To help put the right answers in folks' hands right away, InboxQ is releasing a mobile version of its powerful Q&A app, available today on iPhone. InboxQ is a free web service that searches Twitter for real, "answerable questions" and the knowledgeable individuals who are most likely to answer them.
The InboxQ app for iPhone has the same features as the web-based app, allowing individuals with questions to find the best person to ask on Twitter, while simultaneously enabling businesses or others with knowledge to find questions they want to answer.
"InboxQ for iPhone is particularly useful for people who have questions while they are on-the-go," said Joe Fahrner, InboxQ Co-Founder and CEO. "Instead of having to clumsily navigate your mobile browser and dig through pages of search results, now you can just go tap the InboxQ app, quickly enter your question, and instantly see the Twitter users we think can answer it. You can then send a tweet right there, from your iPhone and get great results, often right away."
The mobile app automatically syncs directly to a user's account, allowing him or her to access pre-existing queries and campaigns that were created on the InboxQ browser extension or website. This is especially helpful for the many small to medium businesses that use InboxQ as a lead-generating sales tool, answering questions that map to their expertise in order to build relationships with potential customers.
"Many of these users are consultants and service people who are out and about," said Fahrner. "People aren't chained to their desks anymore. We created this mobile app to make sure the growing legion of active mobile dependents can take of advantage of our realtime question and answering opportunities wherever they are."
The InboxQ mobile app is available for free download from the App Store on iTunes. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 4.0 or later.
For more information about InboxQ, visit www.inboxq.com.
InboxQ was founded by Joe Fahrner and Jason Konrad in 2009 after realizing there were lots of questions being asked by people on Twitter, but few were receiving useful answers. In fact, most Tweeted questions go completely unanswered. We also saw that lots of businesses were having a hard time finding ways to engage with Twitter users. Most available solutions are limited to basic keyword searches which return lots of unrelated Tweets or false positives.
InboxQ solve both of these problems. We help increase the likelihood that askers will get great answers to their questions. At the same time, we alert businesses to compelling engagement opportunities where they can use their expertise to help solve a problem and potentially win new customers.
InboxQ is powered by a small, hyper-productive team based in San Francisco that likes to use really complex technology to build very simple products that solve real problems.