- WEB STARTUPS
- WEB JOBS
- ALL TOPICS
Wikia Launches WISE Search Application Framework to Create Massive Mashups
While on the surface this might look like a replacement for Google’s site search or other local search tools, Wikia’s WISE is more of a developer complement. WISE could be used to create some VERY large and powerful mashups. You can combine the search with other APIs including Yahoo’s BOSS search API. There’s a developer’s guide to help you get startup working with WISE.
Wikia’s Search remains a community-edited search index. The basic idea is if you know a better result for a search query, you can add it instantly instead of recommending it like you have to on other mainstream search engines.
Launch partners include NY-based Snooth, Digg, Last.fm, AccuWeather and the Washington Post. The Vaynerchuk brothers’ startup PleaseDress.Me is also using this new WISE search application framework for their tshirt search engine. I was able to grab some screenshots of some of the current apps and they are displayed below.