Viewzi Search Engine Brings Fun Way to Discover Online Content

Viewzi Search Engine Logo

Viewzi is a new search engine that is trying to deliver a fun and interactive way to discover content online. Viewzi just launched their new type of search engine, bringing a visually-pleasing experience to the way we search for sites.

Viewzi Home Page

Viewzi uses their proprietary intelligence to source information from top online sites. This provides us with only relevant results. Viewzi then works “behind the scenes” so to speak to organize their search results into “views” that are uniquely designed to show the different types of content that are available, like music, video and photos…they also show topics like news, weather, shopping, and gadgets.

Viewzi Search Results views

Currently, Viewzi shows sixteen different views.

Viewzi’s “View Mix” feature allows you to slide the views from left to right and then select your favorite view. The video view, for example, provides you with an instant preview of up to hundreds of videos from the most popular websites.

Viewzi Search Results

The photo-album style interface allows you to move and shuffle the photo search results around on the page.

The MP3 view actually pulls playable song samples from various online music sources.

Viewzi Search Results Music

Future plans? Viewzi plans to develop more views on an ongoing basis. They also plan to leverage their open API (application programming interface) to allow developers to author more unique views.

Viewzi touts themselves as a “new kind of search company” started by a small team of Internet veterans with a passion for transforming online search. The result is http://www.viewzi.com/, a new search engine that morphs search from a bland list of text links into a rich, engaging and pleasurable search experience. The company, was founded in late 2006, has employees in Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and is privately funded.

Comments

  1. Patrick Everett says

    Very promising product but I think this is still way ahead of its time. For one thing, indexing your search is going to eat up a whole lot of bandwidth due to the premium placed on videos and images. I’m on DSL and it’s already eating up a chunk of my service connection so what more if you’re on dial-up? And it’s not like the biggest slice of the internet pie in America is on DSL when the truth is, most users are still on dial-up. And the search result returns are still a hit-and-miss affair so they can probably fine tune that some more. Sure, searching for “Corvette” returns a 100% hit on the car, but searching for “Jenna Jameson” gives me both the girl that I’m looking for plus some misplaced results like images of wildlife stuff and a wedding, with both having nothing to do with the Jenna Jameson I’m looking for! But still, I have to give them mad props for a slick interface that allows you to search your medium of choice.

  2. Elroy says

    With google as the number one ranked search site I don’t think it will be easy for they to come close.

  3. Ken Nickless says

    Well, this is different. You get results from Yahoo and Google on one page. Takes a little time to load but at least you get hundreds of results on one page.Thanks for the info.

  4. Dennis Edell says

    Great idea, although I do believe Ask.com started doing this a while ago, no?

  5. Dizi says

    Flash uses a small file called crossdomain.xml that allows Viewzi and other popular sites such as Yahoo!, YouTube, Flickr, and Amazon to load data from public API services.

  6. Dawn says

    I really like the concept of this. I think it encompasses most of what’s hot and trendy on the web. I do think there is some room for improvement in the areas of speed and promotion. I think they have a very good start here so far.

  7. Chris says

    This is pretty slick, but I must confess, I am a sucker for eye candy. It definitely has potential, and I can see it being better than G M or Y for certain types of searches. Media stuff like art, movies and music for example.

  8. Koozie Guy says

    For one thing, indexing your search is going to eat up a whole lot of bandwidth due to the premium placed on videos and images.It definitely has potential, and I can see it being better than G M or Y for certain types of searches.