Blekko Goes Mobile with Android and iPhone AppsBy: Chris Crum - January 31, 2011
Blekko has launched new mobile apps for iPhone and Android, which include the search engine’s /date functionality and the ability to mark search results as spam.
If you’re unfamiliar with Blekko, it launched late last year as a human-curated approach to search aimed at eliminating spam from search results by way of human editing. With the new app, users can also "slash in" what they want and "slash out" what they don’t want.
"In a world where people want the most relevant answers on the go, mobile search is becoming increasingly more significant," said Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta. "With our iPhone and Android application, users can utilize personalized slashtags, friends, experts and the community to get the most relevant results all from the mobile device.
See an interview WebProNews recently conducted with Skrenta here.
With the mobile apps, users can also access a website’s SEO data on the fly (like the desktop version).
According to Blekko, they already have 100,000 slashtag vertical search terms that have been created by thousands of human editors. These cover topics such as health, money, and autos, as long as narrower topics, such as: gluten-free, college football, and the Grateful Dead.
The new apps are free in the iTunes store and Android Market. Blekko is available for all versions of Android, and a spokesperson for the company tells us they’ll be rolling out the app across all mobile platforms, but iPhone and Android were good places to start.