Pinterest Introduces Guided Search For Smartphones

Posted By: Arin Dey - April 26, 2014
Pinterest the giant virtual pin-up board introduced ‘Guided Search,’ a new and improved search engine to power its mobile iOS and Android apps. This has been introduced to quickly help you find what you are looking for but also to help you explore areas you may not have thought of.

Pinterest Introduces Guided Search For Smartphones
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Discovert team leader Hui Xu wrote in a blog post that it is “made for exploring, whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re just starting to look around. There are more than 750 million boards with 30 billion Pins hand-picked by travelers, foodies, and other Pinners, so the right idea is just a few taps away.”

At the time when you search for ideas on landscaping, for instance, descriptive guides will help you sort through relevant ideas from other Pinners. Simply scroll through the guides and tap those that are of interest to help guide your search.

Xu also added that “Say you’re looking for plants to green up your apartment, guides help you get more specific—indoors, shade, succulents—so you can hone in on the ones that suit your space or when it’s time for your next haircut, search by specific styles—for redheads, curly hair, layers—to find your next look leaving a little room for serendipity. Exploring getaway ideas might lead you to a treehouse adventure, a motorcycle trip down the coast, or maybe even something else you didn’t know you were looking for. You might be surprised where you end up!”

Guided Search, initially, is available only to English users of the iPhone, iPad or of Android. It will later be rolled out to Web users as well as in other languages.

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