Ask.com have unveiled their smartphone incarnation Android owners offering Q&A-focused web searches to those people who have never heard of Google. The app, which showcases timely answers from “real people”, has proved popular for iPhone having recently passed one million downloads on the Apple App Store.
“We have placed a big bet on mobile as part of our growth strategy, and it’s paying off with four times the answer rate as our site users,” explains Jason Rupp, senior director of product management at Ask.com. “Over the last three quarters there was triple digit growth in traffic from smartphones to the Ask.com mobile site, and 60 percent of that was Android. To win in mobile, you must win on Android.”
Amongst the admittedly nifty features included in the Ask.com app are voice to text searching, push notifications for when your question is answered and the ability to follow users who provide interesting answers. Finally, we can get the definitive verdict on who would win in fight between Russel Brand and Andrew Lloyd Webber.