MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quixey, the search engine for apps, today brings the power of its Functional Search™ technology to Android tablets for the first time. Quixey helps people find the right app for any need, and its latest mobile offering lets users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 1 and 2 and Nexus 7 get the most out of their tablets.
Most app stores treat tablets as a secondary device, both in terms of how the store displays on a tablet and how much functionality it helps users discover. Quixey is specially designed to dive deep into information from around the web and provide the most relevant results to task-based searches, helping consumers tap into more of their tablet's unique capabilities.
As the holiday season draws near, many of the 70 percent of digital shoppers who use tablets will be able to use Quixey's tablet offering to find special promotional apps and save money from the comfort of their homes. Additionally, the 68 percent of tablet users who watch TV while surfing the web on their tablets can find new apps for interacting with their favorite shows.
"Tablets are quickly becoming an essential part of people's online behavior – more than half of US internet users are on them – so it's important to give those users an alternative to the biggest app stores, which often provide inadequate and irrelevant search results," said Guru Gowrappan, Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing, Quixey. "Quixey will let Android tablet users find the best apps for what they really want to do, whether that's manage their money, play games, read books, watch movies, or anything else they do on their devices."
Tens of thousands of users have downloaded Quixey's smartphone app since its release in October, and Quixey's Functional Search regularly powers millions of search queries through its apps and partnerships. Expanding to tablets continues Quixey's commitment to being where the users are.
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps – searching mobile, desktop, web, tablet, 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, while the Quixey mobile app brings the power of Functional Search direct to consumers. Quixey also provides Sponsored Apps, allowing apps to target users at the point of discovery. For more information, please visit www.quixey.com.