Tuesday, July 28, 2009

iSearch – a web search launcher for S60 5th Edition

Posted on 18:59 by SlipKoRnSaad

The iSearch widget is inspired by Russell Beattie’s Q Search widget. Russell made his with 30 lines of code – I used a bit more. iSearch widget has a touch friendly UI and there are currently 8 search options/engines to choose from.

It speeds up the task of searching for stuff on the mighty Internet. Type a word to search for and click the service of your choice and the widget launches the phone’s browser and loads the result. The widget remembers the last thing that you searched for and displays it in the text box when you start the widget next time.

TIP! To make searching even faster you can set one of the services as default so that when you hit the ‘Enter’ key on the keyboard the widget launches the search right away. You set the default by clicking the ‘Enter’ symbol on the right end of the buttons.


Quickly launch searches for
- web sites google, bing
- images google, flickr
- video youtube
- tweets twitter
- facts wikipedia
- dictionary definr
- more services will be added according to users wishes

- N97 homescreen support – just a big button, a limitation of the homescreen
- remembers the last search
- user definable default service

The widget is free but if you like it please consider making a donation to support the developer.

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