Qwiki for iPad, an application from the information experience startup by the same name, has surpassed 500,000 downloads in seven weeks.
“Compared to our web product, the Qwiki App for iPad presents a drastically improved user experience,” says Doug Imbruce, Qwiki’s founder and CEO. “As a result, user traffic from the Qwiki App quickly surpassed traffic to the Qwiki website, reinforcing our vision that Qwiki is a perfect medium for the post-PC era.”
The startup announced the milestone Thursday, adding that millions of Qwikis have been watched via the app since its launch in late April.
What is Qwiki?
Explore 3,000,000 topics in a format perfect for the iPad: learn about what’s near you, across the world – and everything in between. Labeled “a seed that will blossom into an Internet wonder” by the NY Times, Qwiki combines thousands of sources to present concise, interactive summaries of millions of people, places and things in an experience optimized for the iPad. Explore topics by searching or browse a worldwide map highlighting landmarks, monuments, cities, towns, and more.
– Combines relevant images, videos, infographics and narration to describe millions of topics
– Worldwide map highlights popular Qwikis at any zoom level and identifies Qwikis near you
– Related Qwikis suggest other relevant Qwikis for continued learning
– Interactive mode allows you to control the speed at which information is presented
– Lightweight Qwiki format ideal for use via cell connection
Qwiki has raised $10.5 million in funding to date. It claims to see more than 1 million unique visitors per month and have millions of users across its web and mobile platforms.
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