Oct 07, 2008
After a few weeks of work with my brother, Eduardo Sasso and my friend/Zee partner Fabiano Meneghetti, we proudly present you with our newest project, a web app called Sikbox. What is Sikbox and what does it do?
Sikbox is the easiest way to have a fancy and useful live search on your blog or website.
Not only is that the tagline for our app, but it is exactly what Sikbox does. It's a fully customizable live search script for your site. Features include:
- Easy to install and use
- No programming required
- Extremely lightweight
- Fully customizable via skins or CSS
- Lightning fast
Sikbox uses the new Yahoo BOSS service and the almighty jQuery to do the work. The coolest thing is the simplicity. Just enter the domain you want Sikbox to search on, get the code, and put it on your site. It works with all CMS’s: Wordpress, Drupal, Textpattern, etc.. In addition, it works with static sites as well.
BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is simple: to foster innovation in the search industry. Developers, start- ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index. BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. By combining your unique assets and ideas with our search technology assets, BOSS is a platform for the next generation of search innovation, serving hundreds of millions of users across the Web.
Of course we've added some nice features such like eye candy themes and the ability to choose how many results you want to show.
But that’s not everything. We are working on some very cool new features such as statistics and another killer feature that I can't tell you right now. So take a look at http://sikbox.com/, test it on your site and let us know what you think. Suggestions and critics are always welcome.
Oh and we've been using it here on Abduzeedo for a few days already and it's been working better than the Drupal search engine.