MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps, today announced its collaboration with Windows Phone to have its app search technology officially power the Switch to Windows Phone app, a mobile app that is designed to make the transition to Windows Phone from another smartphone platform easier.
"Some users are nervous about switching to a new phone and new platform because it can mean starting over without the personalized apps that you invested time to discover and download," said Tomer Kagan, CEO and co-founder of Quixey. "The Switch to Windows Phone app makes it easy to switch devices by providing a simpler way of recreating their app experience from their old Android devices onto a new Windows Phone."
Switch to Windows Phone makes the task of getting app experiences from Android to Windows Phone quick and intuitive. Users simply download the Switch to Windows Phone app on their Android device, save the matched app list to the cloud service, and then download the Switch to Windows Phone app to their new Windows Phone. Through Quixey's app search technology, Switch to Windows Phone recommends the same or similar apps found on the original device which can then be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. A separate "Featured" tab within the app also provides a personalized app discovery feature powered by Quixey.
People have their favorite apps and they are important to them. Knowing the apps are available on their new phone is an important decision before switching phones. Now, with Quixey's recommendations, they can painlessly recreate their previous app experiences and discover new apps through the Featured tab. With over 135,000 Windows Phone apps, Windows Phone 8 has all the functionality users look for in a smartphone.
"Switch to Windows Phone is a great example of the kinds of rich applications that will help new Windows Phone 8 users get the most out of their smartphone," said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Phone Store, Microsoft Corp. "Windows Phone delivers the most personal smartphone experience and Quixey extends this concept by helping new customers find the apps they use most."
Quixey announced two integrations with Sprint this February and another partnership with Ask.com last December. As mobile devices and applications continue to change the way people interact with technology, Quixey will be unveiling more partnerships with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and Web platforms to better power app search worldwide.
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.