Product

The Application

Qwik-facts gives you short, interesting and categorized quick facts according to your current\selected location. These facts come from Wikipedia articles that represent places near to you.

What is this good for?
Qwik-facts aims to enrich your local atmosphere and be the perefct travel companion. He will let you know if there's something interesting you might like to know about a place near to you. Wait for it.

I still don't get it, what kind of facts will he present me?

  • You've arrived to Ardmore, Pennsylvania and you're somewhere near Lower Merion High School. Qwik-facts will tell you that "NBA superstar Kobe Bryant led Lower Merion to a State Championship before graduating in 1996, when he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft and subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers".
  • You've arrived to Seattle, Qwik-facts will remind you that "Seattle is considered the home of grunge music because it was home to artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Mudhoney all of whom reached vast audiences in the early 1990s."
  • Look into the Home Page's Screen shots for some more examples.


Core Technologhy

We use Text-Mining, Information retrieval and Reverse Geo-Coding.
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Motivation

As you know the web offers us so much great stuff, though sometimes it's just too much to process. We are here to encapsulate your data, reorganize your world, by offering a solution that does not include endless hours of tiring hard work. Amazing how Laziness is not necessarily a flaw.

We aim to revolutinarize data consumptions procedures.
Please be patient and understanding, as Qwik-facts is still in his first steps.




The Team

Noam

All-around Ninja

Implemented the iPhone App., Wikipedia pre-computation and Server-side Logic
Known for his ability to write complex bugs, which are very hard to find and the tendency to push the panic button often.

Technologies Used: Perl, PHP, Objective-C, Apache, MySql.

Eytan

SW Craftstman

Designed Qwik-facts, and Implemented Wingman's Engine which is still under HUSH HUSH security.
Known for his calm spirit and the need to build stuff.

Technologies Used: C#, ASP .NET, Javascript and HTML.

Yuval

Algorithms Mentor

Masterminded the Engine's guts.
Known for his coffee addiction.

Technologies Used: Caffeine & Milk

Lavi

Web Developer
Responsible for Web integration and DB optimizations and managment. Internet pioneer - Founder of Edge Of Time BBS, and Simania Inc.
Known for his long naps.

Technologies Used: PHP, Apache and MySQL.