AOL Improves Mobile Search

Aug 16, 2007 | 5,825 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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aol mobile AOL Improves Mobile SearchGreg Sterling has improved its mobile search feature, especially for Windows Mobile devices.

“In the latest version, there are two kinds of search modes:

  1. an enhanced Windows Mobile experience, and
  2. a non-Windows Mobile version, which is also improved albeit with a slightly different presentation.

AOL noticed that a disproportionate number of users were using Windows Mobile devices (and mobile search), so the company created an experience with horizontal tabs that dynamically change depending on the query or context of the search. “

Below is an example of a search for sushi in San Francisco:

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More functions include:

  1. Mobile AIMMobile AIM® Service : Use the Mobile AIM service to access your Buddy List® feature and send and receive IMs.
  2. Mobile AOL MailMobile AOL® Mail : Send and receive your AOL® or AIM® e-mail on your mobile device when you're away from your computer.
  3. MapQuest MobileMapQuest® Mobile : Stay on the go with interactive maps and step-by-step driving directions.
  4. AOL Mobile WebAOL® Mobile Web : A wireless web destination that provides access to AOL® information and services.
  5. CityGuide MobileCityGuide Mobile : Easy access to restaurants, hotels, entertainment and more all on your mobile phone!
  6. Moviefone MobileMoviefone® Mobile : View showtimes, cast information and movie synopses all from your mobile phone!
  7. AOL Software for PDA & SmartphoneAOL® Software for PDA & Smartphone : Download AOL® software to access both your AOL® e-mail and instant messenger from your SmartPhone or PDA.
  8. T9 : Text Faster, Text FurtherT9: Text Faster, Text Further :With T9® text input you can create and send text messages much faster than using multi-tap to type on your mobile

For more of AOL's mobile experience, visit AOL Mobile.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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