Ujiko.com unveils its latest version of its Yahoo-powered search engine with the innovative thumbnail snapshot functionality from Thumbshots.org.
Thumbshots are screenshots of web pages in thumbnail sizes, which perfectly complement UJIKO information visualization strategy. Users can now instantaneously visualize and preview site results. Thumbshots add a new visual dimension to their search strategy.
KartOO Technologies, the maker of Ujiko, is a leading information visualization company that continuously seeks new features that would improve the search results. The instant visual feedback provided by the thumbnail snapshot proves extremely valuable for web users and has prompted KartOO to include thumbshots into their directory pages.
Ujiko presents organic and sponsored results in a unique and innovative cartographic interface. Ujiko sorts web sites by taking into account the common topics instead of providing results according to a search relevancy. Its unique algorithm orders the sites around a circle metaphor and grouping them by themes.
"Thumbshot is an exciting and useful visual feature that adds tremendous value to any search engine or directory," said Laurent Balyedier, President of KartOO Technologies.
The Open Thumbshots Project ( http://www.thumbshots.org) is an open and non-profit initiative by Smartdevil.com ( http://www.smartdevil.com) that contributes back to the Internet community. Thumbshots.org provides free thumbshot preview images available for download and by direct request. Thumbshots.org is made possible through community efforts and donations.
About KartOO SA
KartOO ( http://www.kartoo.net) is a leading business solutions software publisher based in Clermont Ferrand, France with its U.S. branch in San Francisco. KartOO develops a unique cartographic interface for numerous markets and applications. KartOO has an information search and visual representation technology, which can be adapted to all kinds of sources (web portals, databases, file servers, ERP, electronic document management and KM solutions). KartOO SA provides software and specific dedicated solutions for major clients as well as other products designed specifically for SME or the general public. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned French University Labs, the company's applications enable end-users or corporate users to retrieve relevant information more effectively. KartOO's award-winning products are used by thousands of customers as well as leading services and production companies worldwide.