What it is:
Have you ever attempted an app search? It is a miserable experience, unless you already know what you are looking for, you are out of luck! Quixey
changes all of that by powering app searches across multiple platforms (Android, Bada, BlackBerry, Chrome extensions, Chrome web apps, Facebook, Firefox add-ons, IE add-ons, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Symbian, Web, WebOS, Windows, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone). Quixey
works with manufacturers, carriers, search engines and platforms to create a custom app search solution. Quixey
uses what they call “functional search” just for apps. When you use Quixey
, you don’t have to know the app’s exact name or “official” description to find the app. Quixey
scans blogs, review sites, forums and social media to learn what each app can do and how people are using it. The Functional app search isn’t dependent on keywords. When you search an app, you can type in the kind of app you are looking for. Easily narrow your search by device. Next to the device, you can see how many apps are related to your search making it simple to see how much digging you will need to do. Next to each app that comes up in your search, there are snippets: short pieces of information that help you decide if the app will do what you need it to. Need to narrow it down even more? No problem, Quixey
let’s you organize by paid or free apps, or filter by a custom advanced view. Very handy!
How to integrate Quixey into the classroom: If you or your students use ANY of the above platforms, Quixey is a must! Hunt down the exact app you need quickly and easily. Have a mixed platform classroom? Quixey makes it simple to see where app crossover is possible for the classroom. This is one handy search engine!
Be sure to bookmark Quixey on classroom computers for easy access to an anytime search. When you find an app you are interested in, click for more information, screen shots of the app and a link to the app store. You can even tweet the app out or share it on Facebook!
Tips: When you click on an app, Quixey will even redirect you to the appropriate app store for download!
Please leave a comment and share how you are using Quixey in your classroom!