MyLiveSearch has officially announced its public release which is scheduled to be on August 29. MyLiveSearch, which claims to be the world’s first live search engine, is the brainchild of software developer Rob Gabriel.
Google’s search engine works by building a vast index of web pages, via automated “spiders” that crawl through billions of web pages a year. However this represents only a fraction of the enormous, sprawling internet, and the index can never be entirely up to date.
Yahoo! search and Microsoft’s Live search work the same way.
MyLiveSearch is fundamentally different. It works through a small browser plug-in. The search terms are put through Google, or other indexed search databases, but those results are treated as “starting points” alongside the user’s bookmarks and other popular web hubs.
From there, the live search takes over, crawling through hundreds of web pages connected to those starting points in search of more information relevant to the search.
Mr Gabriel says the results come back in seconds, and are almost always richer, more detailed and more useful than a standard, index-based search.