Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Google Instant Search

So you guys probably heard about this sometime back but today its official!!!

Google, the search GIANT has rolled out a new product in their search line up... the launch event is still going on at the time iam writing this post... but the main topic is done... its launched!!! Get ready to welcome Google Instant Search...

Now for those who don’t know what in the world am talking about here you go...

Google Instant Search is a modification of the Google search engine whereas before you type the search team and press "Search" button or press enter to search whereas now, all you gotta do is to just type in and it will start searching and while you modify your search criteria, it keeps modifying the results shown in real time!! And best of all - NO RELOAD OF PAGE!!!

This is cool... seriously!!! You gotta try this... but then at the moment its only limited to those people who have a google account... so login thru your google account then go to www.google.com/instant to activate Instant Search for your account.... Chrome n Firefox browsers seem to be the best browsers it seems to be working with as I have tested... IE doesn’t seem to be impressive... don’t have Safari or Opera installed so can’t check them although the reports coming in say that they seem to be working on them too…

The Instant Search is currently working on computers only… and those with a mobile phone will have to wait for some time… and its not long… according to the live event that is currently going on, the mobile version is to be launched in the Fall season which starts end of September.. so only a few months wait... and for those who cant wait, a test version of the site is also available as of now but i dont know if it will stay on for long as i think it is up only temporarily for display purposes today.. but then who knows.. it myt stay on...

below is a screenshot that took of an instant search that i did for those who still dont have this activated!!!

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I still dont know the back end process of how this thing works but then my guess is that google (who seem to have some really great employees) has made a system which takes their predicting system that was there for quite a long time now and integrated it with search.. this is probably done with AJAX where the this is updated according to the search criteria at the same time providing suggestions also.... AJAX can do wonders!!! and this seems to be one of it (if this thing works on AJAX). im pretty confident this works on AJAX coz i jst chkd da instant search results thing with JavaScript turned off n the thing doesnt work... n i turn it on and works again... so my best is that this thing works on AJAX or who knows if they have found out sum new methods in HTML5. after all this is Google... not Microsoft or Yahoo!! (anyone still using Yahoo?? ive even forgotten how the homepage of yahoo looks :P:P:P).. 

so long for now.. will update this post if anything new comes up about instant search... until then... 

enjoy searching instantly....

Adios!!

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