LaunchPad web-app makes a great search tool for Windows Phone


We always like clever things around these parts at WPCentral. We also like free. So we gave "LaunchPad" a go and happen to think it's worthy enough of your attention.

LaunchPad is a web-app which basically means it is designed for use on Windows Phone's Internet Explore web browser. It's a search tool offering a quick and simple way to find basically whatever you want using specific search engines including:

  • Google
  • Wolfram Alpha
  • YouTube
  • Wikipedia

What's more, you can even pin it to your Start screen as a tile for quick, simple 1-touch access. Sure, it's not revolutionary and there are plenty of apps for searching on the internet, but we like the fluidity and layout of LaunchPad, so we're passing it on.

Simply navigate to http://portal.macpoint.be/wp/ on your phone's browser. Hit the pin in the top right to save it to your Start screen. Thanks, Shad.


Reader comments

LaunchPad web-app makes a great search tool for Windows Phone


It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine might.
Try entering things like

  • 1.2+(sqrt(1-(sqrt(x^2+y^2))^2) + 1 - x^2-y^2) * (sin (10000 * (y/5+7))+1/4) from -1.6 to 1.6
  • Paris
  • Chasten

Wolfram also is a bit of a know it all and replaced Wikipedia for me!