March 8, 2017
One year ago we launched the first beta version of Owinda. The aim was simple: improve web search by combining the power of algorithms with human curation skills. We firmly believe in the value of the human touch in delivering relevant search results for popular and common search terms. At Owinda we carefully select and present the best from the Internet’s endless haystack, offering a high quality search experience.
Owinda has grown rapidly in the last year, bringing you more and better search results. We’ve extended our index and improved our algorithms, which makes Owinda 10x times more accurate than the version we launched a year ago. We also upgraded our hardware infrastructure which makes Owinda loading even faster. And we are excited that ten thousands enthusiasts are now using Owinda as their primary search engine.
See for yourself how effective and fast Owinda search can be. Come up with a search query that's relevant to you (your favorite animal, music group, NBA team for example) You can also try general search terms, like 'music' or 'sports' or a combination of words. Try a search.
It’s been a busy year, but we’re just getting started. We look forward to many more years of bringing you a superior search experience by combining the best of both worlds: Human Curation & Big Algorithm.
The Owinda Team
March 7, 2016
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Owinda: A new way to search online
We started developing Owinda back in 2014 with the belief that humans can play a crucial role in the development of great search results. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our US version, at Owinda.com.
Owinda combines automated searches with large-scale editorial curation, giving the search results a distinct human perspective. Owinda displays human-powered results visually in ranked categories. These ‘dashboards’ are curated sets of websites oriented toward a particular topic. For example, search for ‘photos’ and Owinda will provide results from top-quality sites in various relevant categories.
Faster than any other search engine, Owinda starts to show human-crafted results as you type, instantly and from the very first letter. If no human results are available, you can press ‘enter’ to get automated search results instead. Owinda already delivers human-selected results for millions of search queries, and the number of keywords covered is increasing by the day.
We are convinced that the input of people with intimate knowledge of online content enriches the search experience. We aim to aggregate that process on a totally new scale.
Owinda is also completely optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Just head to owinda.com on your mobile browser to get Owinda on the go. Right now, Owinda is focused on the top English search terms and delivers US-targeted search results only.
We hope you enjoy using our new search engine. Try a search and discover more.
The Owinda Team