• Following its successful launch, the Swisscows search engine has now introduced an image search service and simplified the way it works
• Swisscows now allows searching in specific regions
• With 400,000 unique users and 1.6 million page impressions per month, Swisscows has enjoyed a successful start
Egnach, 3 September 2014 – Following its successful launch eight weeks ago, Swisscows is now introducing an image search service. With its clear and intuitive design, the service helps users find what they want quickly and easily. Swisscows has integrated functions that no other search engine offers. To make searches more effective, an option at the top of the screen allows users to refine results and search according to specific criteria, such as layout, size, colour and type. Images are displayed on the page as thumbnails. By moving the cursor over an image, the user can access three functions: a direct link, a preview function and an option to save the image as a favourite. Chosen images are shown at the bottom of the page so there is no need to open multiple windows.
Another new feature offered by Swisscows is the option to search by selected region – narrowing search results to those from a specific country or geographical area.
Swisscows has also revamped its design and optimised the mobile version. Users can now access all functions on all devices. A tag cloud makes searching on mobile devices even simpler.
All of these new features are being introduced first for the desktop and mobile version. Work is still underway on the Android and iOS apps.
Within its first eight weeks of operation the Swisscows search engine, developed by Swiss software company Hulbee AG, has already exceeded expectations with around 3 million search requests in Switzerland. Swisscows has 400,000 unique users and 1.6 million page impressions per month. On the technical side, Swisscows continues to undergo rapid development. Updates and extra functionalities are being added almost every week. For advertisers, the Swisscows Annonce text-based advertising service is being further optimised.
The Swiss-based specialists in artificial intelligence at software company Hulbee AG have developed an alternative to existing search engines. Unlike other well-known engines, Swisscows does not save any user data. Its servers are located in Switzerland, offering guaranteed data security. Answers are delivered quickly because Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition and provides users with intuitive help in their searches. Swisscows filters data to ensure children and young people are protected. The data cloud tile makes access to Swisscows very simple for students and smartphone users.
- In excess of 1.5 million queries in the first three weeks
- Artificial intelligence is used to perform searches via a term cloud, which is particularly useful for mobile phone users and schools
- An image search service is due to be introduced in the coming weeks
- The servers are located in Switzerland, and Swisscows users leave no trace
Developed by Swiss software company Hulbee AG, the Swisscows search engine has got off to an auspicious start. More than 1.5 million searches were carried out in Switzerland in the first three weeks, and an estimated 375,000 unique users used Swisscows during the first month. According to media reports, Swisscows was third in Google’s keyword list on the day it was launched, which clearly shows that users are very interested in alternative search engines.
“The access figures exceeded our expectations”, explains Hulbee founder and CEO Andreas Wiebe. He adds: “We received hundreds of e-mails containing positive feedback. Teachers are telling us that it is making access much easier for their students, while mobile phone users find searching with the data cloud very useful as it eradicates spelling errors.”
The Switzerland-based specialists in artificial intelligence at software company Hulbee AG have developed an alternative to existing search engines. Not only is it secure, but it is also more intelligent than existing search engines. Answers are delivered quickly because Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition and it also provides users with intuitive help in their searches. Swisscows shows the user a term cloud containing synonyms. A single click is often all it takes; mobile phone users do not have to type each word letter by letter.
Swisscows also has a unique approach to data recording and security. The servers are located in Switzerland, and user searches are not recorded or stored. The topics and questions searched for by users cannot therefore be used for any other business purposes. Swisscows is the efficient alternative for anyone who considers data security and privacy protection to be a priority.
Following the successful launch, the range of services provided by Swisscows is set to expand. An image search is due to be launched in September. Swisscows will also be rolled out in selected European countries over the coming months. Hulbee is currently in talks with a variety of companies and investors with a view to rapid expansion.
Swisscows.ch was developed by the software company Hulbee AG, which is based in Egnach (Thurgau) and was founded seven years ago by Andreas Wiebe. Hulbee is experienced in the fields of business intelligence, IT and corporate management. Its focus is on research and development and the efficient use of neural networks.
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As of 26 June 2014, the website swisscows.ch will be launching a secure and technologically more advanced alternative to existing search engines. Swisscows is a smart high-tech search engine which gives the user intelligent answers instead of just thousands of links. In addition, Swisscows users leave no trace of themselves behind; their data are not recorded and hence not stored. The servers are in Switzerland and inaccessible to data sniffers. Swisscows was developed by the Swiss software company Hulbee AG.
It is a well-known fact that any search using US-based providers leaves behind unwelcome traces which are used to build a profile of the searcher. For this reason, Swiss-based specialists in artificial intelligence working for the software company Hulbee AG have developed an alternative. This is not only secure, but also significantly smarter than existing search engines. And, for this reason, the developers have called it an “answer finder”.
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Swisscows.ch is the first smart search engine. “We are targeting users who demand high quality but also a high level of security. Because Swisscows is based on semantic data recognition and offers users intuitive help in their searching, we are able to give them answers fast,” says Hulbee founder and CEO Andreas Wiebe. It uses cloud technology which requires no search logic, but produces answers which the user will find helpful.
swisscows.ch is the secure alternative
Andreas Wiebe adds: “We were also keen to provide a search engine that does not build a profile of the user and then use it for advertising purposes. Our servers are in Switzerland, and search behaviour is neither recorded nor stored. Our aim is to offer a genuine alternative to everyone who cares about safeguarding their identity.”
Swisscows is the efficient alternative for everyone who regards data security and identity protection as important. Unlike more familiar search engines, users leave no traces behind on swisscows.ch. Their queries and areas of interest are not stored, and so they are not harvested to chase further business. The servers are all in Switzerland and are owned by the company.
Swisscows is also available as an inexpensive advertising platform for SMEs and, in this way too, it aims to offer an alternative to the overly powerful search engines.
The Swisscows search engine is being simultaneously launched in the German-speaking countries (.ch, .de, .at), French-speaking countries (.fr) and English-speaking countries (.com). Security is guaranteed in all countries in the same way as in Switzerland; traffic is routed through the servers located in Zug, Switzerland.
Swisscows.ch was developed by the software company Hulbee AG, which is based in Egnach (Thurgau) and was founded 14 years ago by Andreas Wiebe. Hulbee is experienced in the fields of business intelligence, IT and corporate management. Its focus is on research and development and the efficient use of neural networks.