Ortigra The Family Friendly Search Engine Brings in 300,000 Searches in 7 days
LONDON, June 22, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Ortigra.com the New Search Engine Launched on 11th June is gaining popularity rapidly.
The family friendly search engine has surpassed over 300,000 searches in just over 7 days.
The threshold has meant that Ortigra has sponsored 3 children in the third world with
Child Hope and searches continue to take place. The platform takes advantage of
specialized features which include family safe browsing, social search and quick view
which allows users to view up to 10 webpages in one.
Marcel Gashi Director Says "Ortigra is about giving individuals an alternative, whilst
at the same time offering users the ability to make a difference with our Search & Sponsor
mission, we are grateful to everyone who is helping us make a change in the third world,
many just do not have that disposable income that they once had where donations could be
given to charities, but now Ortigra offers a new way of donating to charity whilst at the
same time having a family safe browsing experience all this is achieved by allowing
individuals to change their browsing habit."
Launched into public beta on the 11th June 2012 the search engine has experienced a
large user base in Europe and the US. The search platform is considered family friendly as
web indexes are filtered out from the results. The Search & Sponsor campaign was set-up by
Ortigra whereby every 100,000 searches Ortigra will sponsor a child in the third world.
Children sponsored will benefit from education fees & books, food, medical treatments and
security for the next year. Child poverty is still a major issue, with one in six children
die before the age of 5, 10million are on the brink of starvation, and over 4 million are
living with HIV/Aids. The recent milestone in popularity of Ortigra has meant that 3
children to date are sponsored by the search platform.
Rajesh Mistry - CTO "We are dedicated to advancement and offering an alternative, the
web is about innovation and giving people choices, Ortigra is very committed to offering a
more refined and safe search experience, This means that there is a lot of change to keep
up with. It is also crucial to consider how changes will nourish through into Ortigra's
upcoming reputation comparative to that of its competitors."
The search engine is in development of "oSafe"; a filtering protocol which will allow
users to filter results based upon their belifs and what they deem is unsuitable, oSafe is
not only aimed at families and religious communities but also businesses who want to
increase the productivity of their employees. On average in the US there is over
$759billion lost in the economy per year because of employees spending several hours on
social networks. oSafe will firstly be introduced to organisations across the UK during
the start of September, where schools and employers will have the ability to restrict
website and keywords through the oSafe DNS in real-time.
Marcel Gashi - Director "Ortigra started development in Amsterdam back in 2010 as a
project with I'mhalal.com the Islamic search platform that gained popularity over 3million
households. Since im'halal withdrew from the market, for the 3million users we hope that
Ortigra will be the alternative who want to filter out results from their household. We
saw a niche not just in regards to parental additions but for also values that extend to
ones belifs. I would like to stress that Ortigra is against censoring the internet, but
our aim is focused in offering a service for families that sense of security when browsing
the web. A search platform is very much a map, if you can't locate something on a map;
rarely will you navigate yourself to the destination."
The platform is also developing semantic features which will behave in such a way to
improve search accuracy it will understand the users search phrase as a query rather than
a phrase. The company also has a social network on the way which will enable networking
between communities, individuals and businesses.
About Ortigra: Ortigra started development in Amsterdam for the last 18 months ; the
company has worked on various technologies and has several patents pending. Key advances
include semantic dynamic reload function, smart DNS control for institutions and unique
compression tool for indexing search pages. Ortigra first launched in beta on 7th November
2011 with 20,000 active beta users. The company is currently working on a transition in
moving the search platform to 100% clean energy servers, which should take effect on the