Tokyo (PRWEB) February 20, 2014-- Linkify, an innovative startup aiming to change the way people search for information, announced the general availability of its SDK for mobile application developers to download and use. Available immediately, the new SDK supports both the Android and iOS platforms. Linkify offers developers a different approach to mobile search that delivers users relevant results faster. Instead of submitting a traditional word-based query via a search engine, Linkify’s technology is able to recognize, extract and convert “things of interest” to a user and connect them with relevant information from the web. With its new SDK, Linkify is the first to reach an important milestone that the young startup has coined “Semantic AR” (augmented reality).
Linkify is advancing semantic search by detecting keywords based around a user’s intent or level of likely interest. Applying its artificial intelligence-based, machine-learning engine, Linkify is able to recognize the meaning of notable keywords or “interesting things” -- specifically around “people, places or things” -- and then automatically convert them into hyperlinks. Users simply tap on hyperlinks that are presented on a page of content and a small information widget appears, offering the user services such as Wikipedia, Google Images, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc., which they can open to obtain supplemental information on the item of interest. Once the widget is closed, the user can resume reading the original article -- without experiencing any disruption. Linkify delivers users relevant information right to their fingertips, avoiding the typical experience that would redirect them to another site, or require them to open up additional tabs, or launch another app in order to obtain their search result.
Linkify is a Tokyo-based start-up developing innovative new ways to connect people to information. As part of Studio Ousia, Linkify’s aim is to raise the standards for semantic search and the mobile user experience. Investors include Nissay Capital and Seed Technology Venture Partners. For more information please visit http://www.ousia.jp.
Original Release: PR Web
Image: Courtesy Linkify