Monday, September 15, 2008

iFirxt for iPhone

I've been working away at an iPhone-themed version of Firxt, named iFirxt. It's looking pretty schmick, thanks to Joe Hewitt's iUI. iPhones make up a disproportionately high level of mobile internet usage, so it seems worthwhile to implement this front-end.

iFirxt shares the Firxt search plugin and engine list databases, and usage for iPhone users is self-explanatory.

To see it in action, point your iPhone browser to!

Or, send your desktop to the iPhone simulator.

I welcome your comments!

P.S. Wish Firxt luck in the upcoming VisionGain Mobile Search Awards on Tuesday 16th September in London. It's shortlisted for two awards!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

FIRXT is GO! is a web search portal unlike all other web search portals.

Firxt is far more exciting and flexible, because it is a web-based vehicle for OpenSearch and Sherlock search engine plugins. This can allow users to access more specialised search services just as easily as they would access Google.

In many desktop browsers, the functionality of Firxt is provided by the browser search box. However, this feature is absent from mobile browsers, for a variety of reasons. These may include technical limitations, and phone companies protecting their 'walled gardens' for mobile search. Firxt provides its functionality in a web-based (not installed-software-based) form.

Firxt is customisable, extendable and mobile-friendly. It is released as a Beta, with more features to come in the future. The engine library will grow and be reviewed over time. It depends on your suggestions and engine submissions though! I will be posting my thoughts and info on updates here at

Enjoy your Firxt experience and let me know your thoughts!

Andy G

P.S. Also visit Firxt's sister website, DigitURL, 'Web addresses for mobile phones'.