Review: Evri.com, the Semantics search engine
We have linked the words “search”, “search engine” and “web search” with Google. The most powerful and best search engine in the world. Yet at least. Because now there is a new competitor. And maybe a possible winner; only in the web search engine wars though, because everyone knows that Google is nowadays not only a search engine, and is very hard to beaten. I’m talking about Evri.com.
So, what exactly is Evri? Evri searches for a person, a product or a thing. It isn’t the old-school search engine in which I would search for “Hintertux” and I would get the sites in which “Hintertux” was written and/or referred. In Evri I get a page that has mashup’ed all the semantic information from the web already for me, displayed in a very well manner. My query’s skimpy description from Wikipedia, graphics showing the similar words, top articles about my search query, photos and videos related to it. Google can’t do that, huh?
As from their description we can see that we can search and explore connections between people, products, places and things on the web and in the news. That’s exactly what it does. In a perfect way. While doing some “hardcore” testing, I entered in the search form the word “Kalamaria” (a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece). Immediately a drop-down menu appeared showing the top-related topics about “Kalamaria“. I got “Kalamaria“, FC Apollon Kalamarias, Kalamaria Stadium and Museum of prehistoric Antiquity. Prehistoric Anitiquity? Would Google show me this? Nope. After clicking on “Kalamaria” to see the result, I was amazed about all the stuff I mentioned already.
I’ve also search for “Groundation”, “Steel Pulse”, “Gericom” and “GMail“. All the results were perfect and was just what someone could want.
Evri is led by CEO Neil Roseman, former Vice President of Technology at Amazon.com and several other great people. I hope the best for them and to succeed in the vast Web Start-Up zone.
Concluding, I can say that Evri, is for sure the future and will a have a huge sucess rate.