Keyboardr - the new Google?

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  1. eclix macrumors newbie

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    keyboardr.com

    It's the first search engine I've see that actively displays results, without having to press enter or anything. More like a launcher than a search engine.
    It picks the top results from Google, Google Images, Google Blogs and Youtube all as you type.

    I guess technically it's not a stand alone search engine, but I just CAN'T go back to the somewhat primitive *type then press enter then if you don't get the right results go back and start all over again* like the official google.

    Is anybody else using this?
    I'm interested to see how well known this site is.

    This really is the future of Googling as far as I can see.

    Who here has heard of/is using this?

    *EDIT*

    Oh, also... it's called "keyboardr" because you can navigate everything very easily with the keyboard, thus eliminating the need for a mouse, and wasting valuable Googling time :)

    It's being developed by Julius Eckert, the guy that did the Showcase and Bezel HUD skins for Quicksilver.
    That guy's so talented. I want to be his friend!
     
  2. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    I've never heard of it until this thread. It looks like an excellent idea. It's sorta similar to how Spotlight works.
     
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I searched my username, pretty impressive, it showed a youtube video I'd put up, various images I'd posted on MacRumors plus various sites that had my username on (obviously)
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Or the Search feature in Vista, or in iTunes. Or in a lotta stuff..

    I figured Google would've done something like this about a year or two ago.
     
  5. eclix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, you would have thought Google would be coming up with this stuff first right?!

    GOD knows what they do all day long. Eat biscuits and play sudoku?
     
  6. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    just think how much more server load that would create on a scale such as googles though... having to do individual searches as letters are typed. Considering the amount of people that use google, it would be a huge cost to them.
     
  7. Melrose Suspended

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    Real-time search was one of the cited reasons Teh Big G wanted to buy out Twitter I heard.

    I hope Twitter doesn't sell out so soon.
     
  8. eclix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... okay, I just had kept an eye on my network speeds as I was using this, and it uses about 5-7 kb/s up, 15-20 kb/s down.
    Which isn't that bad!
    It's still lighter work than the average webpage.
     
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I just noticed it doesn't have spell check, so if you type in something wrong, it'll give you the search for that.
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I'm sure if google adopted this style, that would be added/keyboardr will add that given time.
     
  11. eclix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's for certain. I would imagine a spell checker isn't the faster thing in the world to develop.
     
  12. Fake Hipster macrumors member

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    Definitely interesting, and a nice clean cut style, formatting seems a little weird though.
     
  13. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Seems pretty cool.

    Though you could just come out and say you're affiliated with it, couldn't you!? You only joined today after all! :D
     
  14. eclix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha :D I've joined lots of things today :eek:
    But hey, they need advertising!!
     
  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Utterly unrelated note, I'm from Somerset, small world eh?
     
  16. eclix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, it IS a small world. Where abouts? I'm from Gillingham :( *sulks*

    Did you write the songs in your signature by the way?
     
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Come on now, gill aint that bad... One of my friends lives there, went to Yeovil College with him, I'm from near Crewkerne/Yeovil area. Yeah I did write the songs in my sig.
     
  18. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    never hear of it until now. I'd say they'd have to really work on the marketing to get any foot print, but I like it. I like the spotlight-esk way it runs. Mainly I love how minimal it is. Google although clean and uncluttered has too much BS. I like just the simple mono font, time and search bar, that's all I want in a search engine.

    I totally made it my home page, haven't even had a home page in years.
     
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    Has anyone noticed it's actually running off of Google anyway.. So surely there's a very minimal server load required here...

    After thinking about it, I'd love to see google buy this, and present it as an alternate Google page, like and inbetweener to the main google.com page and the iGoogle web widget orientated page
     
  21. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

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    It's a good idea, but I don't think it'll get very popular with that name. Not verb-friendly enough. "I tried Keyboardring it and found my answer" doesn't sound catchy at all.
     
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  23. krogren macrumors member

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    That is pretty sweet! Thanks for posting. It would seem that Google developed this, which shocks me that they didn't.
     
  24. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry but I had to laugh at

    Oh no, having to press enter twice!
     

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