Viewzi Visual Search Engine Releases New Power Grid Search View And Other New Features

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Viewzi Inc. ( this week launched the largest major feature upgrade to the visual search engine since the company launched the site to the general public. This new release includes a new search view and several feature and performance upgrades.

Viewzi Power Grid View

Viewzi Inc. this week launched the largest major feature upgrade to the visual search engine since the company launched the site to the general public on June 9th, 2008.

New Power Grid View
Visual search engine Viewzi Inc. announced the launch of its 18th search view this week, the Power Grid View. This new search view gives users a whole new way to visualize their search results.

Users can choose between a screen shot view or a text view to display their results and dynamically lower or raise the number of results that are displayed by simply resizing the window on their internet browser. Each result can be hidden and "removed" from the search results or starred so the result is shaded green, bringing attention to specific search results. This makes it easier for the user to sort out "good" results from "bad" ones. Users can also open all starred results with a single click by clicking on the new "open all" button in the top-right corner of the web page after they have selected all the "good" results they want to explore.

New Feature Lets Users Set A Default View
Users are now able to set a default view in Viewzi with a single click of a button. Before this feature was added users were directed to the View Mix. The View Mix feature allows users to quickly slide views left and right and select their desired view. Default views allow searchers who are registered on the site the ability to bypass the View Mix altogether. When a user performs their initial search they are now immediately taken to their chosen default view to see the results from their query.

Users still have access to all the views in the Viewzi search engine via the mini mix bar on the top of the browser window. Default views give users much faster access to the results they are seeking on Viewzi.

What Else is New?
Favorites. Users can now mark views as their favorites which will give them easier access to the views they like the most. Additionally, users are able to select the favorite views they like and toggle the interface so only their favorites are shown in Viewzi.

Ratings. Users can now rate all the views. Viewzi will use the ratings in future releases to help the Viewzi view selection engine determine view relevancy in relation to the search terms being used, data sources and search engine results being returned.

Comments. Users can now leave comments on each view to let Viewzi and other users know what they think of the views. The information from this feature will also be used to evaluate what new features need to be included in future releases of individual views.

Spell Checker. Viewzi now includes a spell checker/suggestion engine integrated into the search experience. If the engine detects a typo during a search, it will suggest an alternate spelling to help the user find what they are looking for as quickly as possible.

What's improved?
Performance. The team has worked hard on what has been perhaps the number one issue it encountered since its June 9th launch and has made dramatic improvements in this area. A combination of hardware upgrades and reconfigurations on the server side of the platform coupled with software rewrites and updates have allowed the Viewzi team to increase the performance of the search platform in the areas of search, semantic search, and interface performance.

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About Viewzi, Inc.
Viewzi is a new kind of search company started by a small team of Internet veterans with a passion for transforming online search. The result is, 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.



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