The new DuckDuckGo App is up on iTunes (and is iPad compatible). Android and BlackBerry versions are also in the works.
The premise behind this search app is simple: going to Web sites on your phone to find information is a pain.
In response, the goal of the DDG app is to get you the information you want in zero clicks, without having to go to any sites.
To do that, we go out to the top links in real time and pull back the most relevant paragraphs for your particular search. These paragraphs go in a section labeled 'Topic Summaries.' They function like normal links, but with the readable paragraphs on top.
In addition, you get all the "Zero-click Info" that you get on the Web site, e.g. snippets from Wikipedia & over 25 other sources, instant answers from us & WolframAlpha, etc. You also get the the content pages we make for the Web site (formatted for mobile), e.g. disambiguation & category pages, related topics, etc. And you get normal links as well, with site icons next to them.
Of course, you don't always get what you're looking for with zero clicks. It's a work in progress, and with your feedback I'm sure it will improve over time. But right now I believe it offers a unique and compelling mobile search experience. It really shines when you just want some quick information on a topic.
The !bang syntax, which takes you to 100s of sites directly, and most goodies from the Web site also work. There are links explaining both within the app (on the home screen).
You will notice there are not currently any ads. We tested some but found them to be too distracting and irrelevant. In the future, we may put up one unobtrusive, relevant context ad per search.
Thank you Chris Heimark for making this app possible and also thank you to all the people who beta tested it and gave us great feedback. I'd really appreciate it if you'd check it out now and give us your feedback as well.