Land Ho!

Incognito search where you maintain your own search history.

Land Ho allows users to perform web queries across popular internet search engines and save the history of their queries securely within their Blockstack account.
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Would you recommend this product?
2 Reviews5.0/5
Edit 2019-10-30: We've released some updates to Land Ho today. An easier-to-use initial search screen, bug fixes, and a new Search Engine. Hope you enjoy. --- Land Ho allows users to perform web queries across popular internet search engines and save the history of their queries securely within their Blockstack account. Queries can then be repeated on different engines by simply toggling between them. And even though search history data can be accessed by the user (and the user alone), it can also be easily deleted at the user's discretion. Our aim is to displace centralized systems of control by building bridges between familiar systems and new ones. Land Ho is only one piece of that puzzle, and we are proud to add one more way that users can slowly, but surely, take back control of their digital lives. Challenges we’re aware of… despite the fact we’re quite happy with what we accomplished here in a short period of time. We had to rely on iframes which don't give much flexibility (to say the least) and some results won't load as a result without right-clicking to open the link in a new tab. We hope to add new functionality, stability, and improved UX in the future. But in the mean time, we’re super excited to have you test out this first release with us!
Private search is important to me. I find the fact that today my personal queries are shared with advertisers quite disturbing. The layout and easy navigation around Land Ho is what attracts me to this product. The fact that search queries are private and can be managed directly marks Land Ho a definite winner in my book!
I look forward to trying out this app!
@kelly_barrett We'd love to hear your feedback!
So this doesn't use the official search engine APIs? It just works like a selenium browser?
@ptrenko You are correct that it does not use search engine APIs. But if you look at Google, for instance, their api is strictly for a site search, not a general Internet search, so it is useless. Bing has an API, but restricts your use of other engines. You basically become dependent only on Bing. Most others do not have an API. I hesitate to compare it to selenium though. We do use the WebDriver API to hook directly into your browser. For search, we simply make requests in an iframe. For your search data, that is owned by you completely outside of any browser you choose to use.
Great job!!😊 Will check it out!
@ayush_chandra Thanks! We'd love to hear your feedback.