Dublin Social Search Start-up Heystaks Launches App on iPad and Android Powered Tablets
HeyStaks, the Irish social search start-up has today launched their one-stop mobile search solution for the iPad and Android powered tablets like Sony Tablet S Honeycomb which is launching soon in the US, Asia and Europe.
Based on the premise that people sharing common interests will generate the best and most personalized search results, the Heystaks model is built on unique and proprietary relevance and reputation-based social algorithms.
HeyStaks is powered by search communities (anonymous users joined in a group based on their mutual interests, such as Irish castles, celtic music, GAA, gadgets, news topics, etc) which company says generates results that are much more relevant to people with similar interests, and these results are combined with standard results from search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing etc.
The user interface is presented in a newspaper-style format which is simple and engaging, and is featured as one of the fifteen 'best of the web apps' on the Sony Tablet S Honeycomb and Sony's Tablet P rolling out later this Autumn.
Jonathan Dillon, CEO of HeyStaks, said: "People expect more from their searches, and we are excited to continue our mission of being the "go-to search solution" across tablets and smart-phones worldwide. Our iPhone and Android phone apps are already gaining traction and the introduction of our tablet apps for iPads and Android devices is our next step to achieving that vision."
Dillon added: "Web users want to search less but find more, and that is where HeyStaks comes in. Our users receive search results that are more targeted to their specific interests because they are generated from communities of like-minded people around a specific topic. Importantly, identities are protected and never revealed, yet users still get the benefit of the best of each other's searches, simply by searching as normal."
HeyStaks was founded by Professor Barry Smyth, Dr Maurice Coyle and Dr Peter Briggs, and has offices in NovaUCD, Dublin and in San Francisco
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