The Browser Company’s innovative Arc Search redefines internet exploration, merging browser, search engine, and AI functionalities. This iOS app consolidates search results into comprehensive webpages, offering a glimpse into the future of web browsing.
New Delhi, January 30, 2024 – The Browser Company has taken a bold leap into the next era of internet exploration with the launch of Arc Search, a groundbreaking iOS app that seamlessly combines browser functionality, search engine capabilities, and artificial intelligence into an innovative information-finding experience.
Arc Search, an extension of the company’s previously established browser called Arc, distinguishes itself by not just delivering search results but by crafting a comprehensive webpage about the queried topic. In a demonstration, the app scoured the web, extracting information from various sources, including Twitter, The Guardian, and USA Today, to present a detailed account of a Chiefs game within seconds. Users received not just the final score but also key plays, notable events, and related links, essentially consolidating search queries into a cohesive webpage.
The underlying philosophy behind Arc Search challenges the conventional separation of browsers, search engines, AI chatbots, and websites. The Browser Company envisions these components as integral parts of an overarching internet information finder, advocating for their integration within a single application.
The release of Arc Search is part of a broader transformation for the Arc browser. While the mobile app has traditionally served as a companion to the desktop version, offering access to open tabs, the company is expanding its reach by introducing Arc to Windows users. Additionally, a cross-platform syncing system named Arc Anywhere is in the pipeline, promising a seamless experience across different devices. The Browser Company aims to bring AI-powered features to Arc on various platforms, with CEO Josh Miller envisioning a future where Arc Search becomes the sole mobile app for the company.
One notable feature of Arc Search is the “Browse for me” function, offering users a glimpse into the potential of AI-driven information retrieval. For instance, a search for “What’s Pete Davidson up to?” yields broad-strokes information about the comedian’s recent film and breakup news, links to his Wikipedia page, and news sites’ tag pages. While the tool may lack perfect source citation, the “Dive Deeper” section provides additional links for users to explore, offering a mix of generic and valuable information.
As Arc Search makes waves in the world of internet exploration, The Browser Company is poised to redefine how users interact with information online, blurring the lines between browsers, search engines, and AI functionalities. The future of web browsing might just be encapsulated within the all-encompassing experience of Arc.