Mobile search via Skype
On Monday 10th November hiogi launched the first community-based Q&A solution for Skype.
“hiogi for Skype” is the world’s first question and answer service that enables users to ask for advice by simply typing a question into their Skype chat window. Each question receives an accurate answer from the online community. The accuracy is ensured by a 6-eye-principle.
I tried it out myself. The registration is really very easy. And I typed my first question
[11/11/08 4:50:48 PM] Halina Mugame: ask what is skype?
[11/11/08 4:56:52 PM] hiogi: Hey, check out the new answer….
Answer: Skype is a software that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. Additional features: instant messaging and asking hiogi
Cool! It didn’t took long
But how exactly all the questions get answered, how big is community and what are the future plans for hiogi, lets find out from Björn Behrendt the CEO of hiogi?
Question get answered by the hiogi community, which is open for everyone. hiogis do not get paid for the answers, because they like to learn, help and take part in answer battles. It is fun. Try it.
hiogi is a technological market leader in providing free and accurate answers to mobile phone users. hiogi wants to become a convenient and much more personal source for information than search engines. Any technology on mobile phones is supported, e.g. hiogi for Skype mobile, iPhone app, mobile web, text messaging, twitter, email from PDAs or widgets…and much more to come.
The community has over 10.000 members and any question in English or German is being answered within minutes. The archive already contains over 30.000 questions for everyone to read – similar to wikipedia, but with a focus on short adhoc answers. For the time being we were mainly active in Germany (www.hiogi.de), and just made the move to go internationally with (www.hiogi.com) and the new hiogi for Skype solution.