- What bird can fly 11,000 miles in about 90 days?
- What is the tallest mountain in the USA?
- What two unrelated countries have the same flag?
- What land animal stays pregnant for nearly 22 months?
Text answers service kgb this morning announced the release of an app for the iPhone and Android platforms. The app on either platform costs $1.99 and offers three free answers. After that the cost is $0.99 per question. The competitive positioning of kgb Answers emphasizes the fact that there are “special agents” (humans, often college students) behind the scenes who can provide a more direct and efficient response to a question on the go vs. conventional search, which requires sifting through links on the small screen. Previously the kgb service was only available via SMS at kgbkgb (542542). However the new iPhone and Android apps entirely change the nature of the experience and even turn it into something of a game in certain respects. I haven’t yet downloaded the Android version, but I spent some time yesterday with the iPhone version. I was impressed by the creative “reimagining” of the kgb service and the way the additional features and content expand it significantly. Here are some screenshots that offer a sense of the iPhone version of the app: The app’s home screen allows users to flip through a broad range of previously asked questions, mirroring the Q&A “scroll” on the company’s site. If you want to find out the answer to one of these questions, you can submit the question and get the answer free of charge. Some example questions from just a few minutes ago include: