Handcase has launched its mobile search engine, named Gune. The Gune solution is a system of meta-search. Handcase is a Brazilian software company.
Gune searches other websites and generates a single page of results. Search results are optimized for small screen phones and smartphones. Gune consults other search engines such as Google (News - Alert) and Bing to deliver the search results. Unlike traditional meta-search websites on the Internet that use the same principle, Gune displays 10 results each from Google and Bing simultaneously on the same page. Moreover, Gune offers the search box both at the top and at the end of each page.
Another factor that differentiates Gune from traditional meta-search websites that are based on the same principles is the fact that the search results provided are only from mobile search. According to Ricardo Garay, CEO Handcase, the goal was to optimize the time of the user. Gune aims to provide a superior experience with search. At present, Gune is available only in English. Handcase is working on Gune’s versions in Portuguese and Spanish.
The Gune offers a catalog of mobile websites. That is, users will be able to submit their mobile websites in Gune’s mobile website directory. It is not necessary to own a mobile website to submit it. If a user knows any mobile websites, he can go ahead and submit it. Garay added that since Gune is designed for everyone to contribute to the directory, whoever has, or knows a website mobile should just visit the website for the PC and give his tip. As soon as the website is checked and approved, it will be added to the directory.