• Is it a real-time search engine?
No, it’s not. Data is updated once per day (sometimes twice) and you will see tweets created after the last update in the next run. We are working on speeding up the algorithm in order to achieve near real-time performance.
• Is it possibile to sign up for the service?
Not at the moment, we decided to ship early in order to collect feedback and prioritize the next features to build. Right now you can use the search functionality as much as you want free of charge.
• How are you making money out of this?
I am not, the current focus is on technology and product improvement. Later I will offer a paid pro version of the service.
• When I search, am I searching the whole Twitter?
No, you are not. You are searching only the tweets of users that our algorithm has classified as indie hackers and makers. Every day the algorithm expands its social graph based on the interactions of these users. This is what makes the service very specific and relevant to the community.
• Do I need to login with my Twitter account?
No you don’t, right now the service works without login at all and in the future there will be no obligation to login with a Twitter username. The whole point of the service is to kickstart your Twitter experience, even if you don’t have a Twitter account yet!
• Is searching all I can do?
Of course not. Well, at the moment, yes. But it won’t be long and new shiny features will be added. Check out our roadmap to get a feeling of where we are headed.
Is “no” the answer to every FAQ?
Yes, so… No.