A NEW Zimbabwean search engine could give google and top search engines a run for market share after launching what the developers says is a faster search engine this week.
Onny has an uphill task to fight bigger and established search engines such as google and yahoo for market share and advertisers.
Most advertising revenue is now going online mostly to search engines and webs where costs are minimal and reaches a broader audience and users.
Kingstone Kanyile, the brains behind Onny, said he was hoping to tap into the market through cheaper adverts for continental and international markets.
But first it has to establish a strong user base and be sure that the site is sexed up to appeal to new users.
â€œOnny is different from other search engines in the way all pages and search results are indexed on the web-pages. Onny has been developed to become the darling search for all internet users, knowledge workers, students, business people and communities. In essence, Onny is for everyone who has a compelling need to keep informed and understand their world to stay ahead,â€ said Kanyile.
Kanyile said Onny is the first of many innovative IT driven solutions with local roots and a global reach.
â€œOnny is signalling the dawn of a new era for Zimbabwe as we embrace innovative solutions to claim our space and share on the global arena.
â€œIt has built in intelligence and is faster than other search engines.â€
Kanyile is the former head of Genesis Investment Bank and Industrial Development Bank Zimbabwe. He is a software engineer and says he spent at least 18 months working on Onny.