Grokr launches on iOS and tries to one-up Google Now
0. phoneArena 12 Dec 2012, 15:01 posted on
The intelligent push wars seem to be starting in earnest as the first real Google Now competitor has launched. The app is called Grokr and is currently only available for iOS, but in addition to bringing you the content you would expect from a Google Now competitor, Grokr tries to one-up Google Now in a few different ways...
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5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I take it you haven't read "Stranger in a Strange Land"?
2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
May I ask why the video is uploaded on your Youtube account?
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I fixed that. Copied over the wrong code. Now it's the video direct from Grokr embedded.
6. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
"No video with supported format and MIME type found"
7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Ah, I see, works in Chrome, not Firefox. Let me check the code.
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Yeah, Firefox hates embedded MP4s so I'm just switching back to YouTube. Don't know why Grokr couldn't just make an easily embedded video, it's in their best interest anyway.
9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Also Google Now is available to any Android device running 4.1, I have it on my DNA and my GF has it on her SGS3 on T-Mobile. That Grokr name is a bit on the ugly side to even look at. After watching the video I am wondering, how in the hell does Grokr know anything about you to even give you information relevant to what your interests are? I mean LinkedIn, facebook don't actually have that information listed, I just want to know how it will magically figure all this out? It does look pretty good, but I was a little worried with that whole it will give you trending news and such which to me sounds like annoying pop ups in my web browser.
Hope it's actually a great app that succeeds on all platforms, nothing better that exposure.
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Right you are. Thanks for the catch!
12. mydi.maus (unregistered)
Grokr reads mind..Google teaches.