For those of you unfamiliar with Quixey, it is a search engine for apps across platforms such as Android, Mac, Chrome, Facebook, and so on. Unlike searching for apps in an individual app store, you don’t need to know the title of the app. You can search based on what you need the app to do and Quixey will search across reviews and blog posts to gather information and get you a list of possible apps. On Tuesday, Quixey announced a partnership with Sprint.
The partnership will put Quixey’s technology on Sprint’s line of Android phones. “It ‘should’ be on all new phones launched going forward,” said Julia Lipton, director of marketing at Quixey. The technology will be implemented via Sprint Zone which lets smartphone owners purchase apps and other content as well as check their account information. The search feature will be implemented in a new “Discover It” tab designed to help customers find content.
“Apps have changed the way we live our everyday lives, and Quixey’s technology has changed the way we discover and download those apps,” Quixey CEO and founder Tomer Kagan said in a statement. “Working with Sprint means that we get to bring these search capabilities directly to Sprint customers, simplifying their app-finding experience and connecting them to the apps that they want to use.”
This partnership is a nice step for Quixey. Last year they had just finished a round of funding bringing their total to about $24 million with some notable investors such as Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s investment firm, Innovation Endeavors.
Sprint may not be the last partnership Quixey makes. The move may likely lead to more partnerships in the future and implementation on other phones. However, those of you looking to try Quixey on your smartphone can look forward to Sprint’s future line of Android phones.
Edited by Rich Steeves