Cake Is The Mobile Browser That Promises To Fix Searching

Video: Everyone has used their phone to settle disputes over trivia. You whip it out, punch in a few keywords and there's your proof that Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for Shine. The makers of Cake, a new mobile browser, think they can make this process better.

Unlike the default browsers on phones, Cake streamlines searches by taking you directly to results and letting you swipe through pre-loaded pages -- no more scrolling through results as if you're still at your desktop.

There's a robust image search that collects results from all of the major image resources; including Google Images, Bing, Giphy and Imgur.

Mobile search on existing platforms like Chrome and Safari isn't exactly perfect, but it's the result of years of refinement and development. It's going to take a lot for a small fry, like Cake, to dethrone the default browser baked into everybody's brain.

Cake is free on the iOS App Store in Australia (and Taiwan) now, with a beta version of the Android release available through the Cake website.

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    Having to swipe through multiple pages to get to the page I want sounds self defeating. What if I really want the 8th page? I have to use up my data waiting for 7 other pages to load and then swipe through to the 8th page.

      Going to the 8th result on a search engine is very rare, you'll usually find what you want in the first few links so I can see the potential here.

        Speak for yourself! I wish search engines were that good at interpreting my search queries. Sadly we’re nowhere near this level of sophistication yet.

    Nice press release for a mobile browser that appears to be a data hog out of the box.

    Seems like the exact opposite approach that Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. are going with machine learning and getting you what you want FROM the web instead of on it.

    Risky to go in the literally opposite direction of the biggest tech companies in the world.

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