Why was Wolfram Alpha Google created?
I've used Googlepedia before and loved the idea that you could fill up the empty space on Google with useful information from Wikipedia. When Wolfram Alpha came out I thought the visual design and the alternative view of data that Wolfram Alpha gives you would be a perfect match with Google. I think the two results often complement each other and when there is no result from Wolfram Alpha you don't get the annoying no results page.
What's next for Wolfram Alpha Google
Google likes to change their layout from time to time so keeping the addon up to date is the first priority.
People have also requested to have different layouts (navigation box on the left, results on the left, no status bar icon) so I'd like to include some of these as options.
In the long run I'd like to make it more general purpose so that you can choose any search engine to appear on the right. Ideally, it would be multiple addons (one for each search engine) that work together (similar to how I got Googlepedia to work with this addon) so that anyone can take the base code and make their own search engine mashup.
About the Developer
|Occupation||Search Engine Marketer/Addon Developer|
|User since||January 16, 2008|
|Number of add-ons developed||3 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 4 out of 5 stars|
Who is Sekizaru?
My real name is Richard and I'm originally from Australia but now living in Kamakura, Japan (close to Tokyo). I'm interested in search and search engine marketing so both my addons are related to that. I love hearing feedback so please send me an email at the address to the left.