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Today, when Microsoft released “Bing Visual Search” I decided also to release to public beta version of my own visual search site :) It’s of course not so fancy like this from Microsoft but I think it’s enough to search something and have fun.

http://surfity.com [Beta]

I named it Surfity.com because it’s more like surfing through the Internet than browsing. Surfity.com is available of course under http://surfity.com  domain.

Lunch Surfity.com [Beta]

Features

Main features in Surfity.com are:

·         Surfing through Images, Videos and websites (use tabs)

·         User can use left list (listbox) to change actual picture or play with main surface.

·         Main surface let to zoom in and out, drag and drop and select items (use mouse LBM and wheel).

·         User is able to go to:

o    “Full Screen” mode

o   Enlarge surf-space

o   Install application locally (out of browser)

 

Technologies

Surfity.com was created purely in .NET. It’s uses new features of Silverlight 3.0 and Bing.com’s API.

View enlarged

Surfity.com out of browser

Feedback

I’m looking forward for your feedback. If something is wrong, or you think it should work in different ways, please leave a comment! :)

History

I started this project about month ago to participate in programming competition. Because it was my third idea and I liked it so much, I decided to continue my research. Now I will adding new features until I will be bored or I will find something new to do ;)

Known issues

·         I am aware about performance and this is main task to do now. I plan to fix it in next few days.

·         Developer API. I would like to release user control, so everyone could incorporate Surfity.com with his websites and surf through his own data.

 

So, remember about comments and “surf the web with http://surfity.com” ;)

 

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Jacek Ciereszko

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Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:59 AM | Back to top

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