Linkify

Catherine Shu of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Performing Web searches on a mobile devices is often a fiddly experience that involves flipping between multiple apps and tabs in a single window. (I usually end up juggling my smartphone and tablet to use an app and surf the Internet at the same time). Japanese startup Studio Ousia wants to make mobile searches less tedious for users with its new SDK Linkify. Linkify, which is now taking sign-ups for its iOS version’s private beta program (an SDK for Android is coming soon and other mobile platforms are in the works), is designed for apps with a lot of text, including news readers like Flipboard. Its machine learning algorithm finds keywords and turns them into links. When a user clicks on that link, a window pops up with results from a search engine or site like Wikipedia. This means they don’t have to open a new tab or get redirected to a browser or another app.” Read more