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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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posted on 12 Dec 2012, 15:05 2

1. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Grokr is a terrible name

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 15:40

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I take it you haven't read "Stranger in a Strange Land"?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 15:07 1

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


May I ask why the video is uploaded on your Youtube account?

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 15:39

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I fixed that. Copied over the wrong code. Now it's the video direct from Grokr embedded.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 15:53

6. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


"No video with supported format and MIME type found"

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 16:17

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Ah, I see, works in Chrome, not Firefox. Let me check the code.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 16:29

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; 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.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 16:44 1

9. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; 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.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 17:00

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Right you are. Thanks for the catch!

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 18:11

11. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


it is not available in US Store

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 18:23

12. mydi.maus (unregistered)


Grokr reads mind..Google teaches.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 19:04

13. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i use utter...

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:33

14. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 156; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I can't find it on the App Store :l

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:15

15. LionStone (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Worst name ever...

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