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A better, multiplatform search engine

Developer description

Basically, the app serves up the latest results from a range of trending platforms based on a ... More

Editor's review

Published 14 Jun 2012

When it comes right down to it, wordonthewire is a search engine application that allows you to display results from multiple platforms in a single search. So why not just search Bing or Google, you may ask? Well the answer to that question  is that if you are looking up a specific topic,  wordonthewire gives you a much broader and more refined search results. While it doesn't look like its going to be too impressive on first look, this free search engine and browser displays surprisingly good and varied results for your pet subject.
Got serious research to do? Itching for a bit of gossip or just fancy a random browse? wordonthewire is aimed at providing the savvy web user with a multi-platform search tool, all neatly packed into one application. Basically, it serves up the latest results from a range of trending platforms - namely, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Bing.  It works in a clever and intuitive way by picking up on your browsing language of choice and serves up the results in that language, making it really universal (without having to have a unique URL for each language). It focuses on doing all of this one page, and has a responsive layout. Knowledge is king and nobody likes to feel left out of the loop. Think of wordonthewire as your go-to guy when it comes to staying in the know on the ways of the world. The developers believe that an app like this could be extremely handy for web users given the fast paced nature of the web today. People want to know what is going on with a certain topic and this will let them know instantly.
wordonthewire looks really minimalist when you first take a look at it. It really doesn't look as if it's going to come up with anything too worthwhile. How wrong can you be? What it does deliver is a very interesting and varied bunch of results gleamed from several different major sources. While there are similar search engine apps like Jawoco around I can't remember one that delivers as interesting bunch of results as these. Rather than using wordonthewirewire as an alternative to Google it will probably prove to be a very useful tool to use alongside it

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