Mobile Search

Create intelligent Search & Discovery for mobile

Create AI-driven mobile-native experiences with Algolia APIs for mobile websites and apps.

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App and mobile site search functionality.

1.7+ Trillion

searches every year


uptime SLA available


ROI according to Forrester Research


customers across 150+ countries

Easily integrate search, browse, and recommendations into your mobile applications

Mobile search functionality for iOS and Android.

Integrate in your iOS & Android mobile apps

Developers can quickly build excellent mobile search and discovery experiences with our front-end components for iOS, Android, and mobile web. Our components and UI libraries reflect the concepts, coding patterns, and UX/UI best practices for each framework.

Voice search capabilities for mobile devices.

Add voice search capabilities

Web browsing is the primary action people do on their mobile devices, but voice searching is in second place. Let users easily voice search with native browser speech-to-text support. And you can add voice search to your mobile apps with voice overlay for Android and iOS developers.

Geolocation capability for app and mobile search.

Be location focused

People using mobile devices are more likely to be searching for information related to their physical location, such as a restaurant or retail store. If you want more engagement or conversions, it’s smart to serve relevant local search content and results. Whether someone is surfing the web at home, or walking around a foreign city, they’ll get relevant local mobile search results.

App and mobile site search analytics and user behavior data.

Read your mobile searchers’ minds with analytics

Our analytics features reveal what your mobile users are trying to locate, which search results they’re selecting, and how they proceed based on what they discover while searching. You can use this insight to do things like fine-tune search relevance, improve your app’s user interface, and decide which content or products to promote for your smartphone users. 

Mobile & App search and recommendations that fast to build and scale

With Algolia, create personalized experiences that improve your customer journey. Increase your conversion rates, shopper and user engagement, and elevate your brand.

Maximize small-screen real estate

By focusing functionality on what people want when they’re on their smartphones

Reduce friction

And improve engagement by correcting users’ text-entry typos and spelling mistakes

Help users find what they need fast

With out-of-the-box search-as-you-type autocomplete with real-time results

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Mobile & App Search FAQs

  • According to Statista (2021) about 48% of U.S. web traffic is generated by people using mobile devices (e.g., an Apple iPhone or an Android phone). For the world as a whole, the percentage is higher—more than 50%.

    An older report (2016), "Mobile Search: Topics and Themes" (Hitwise), concluded that almost 60% of all searches are done on mobile devices. This study also found that the most popular sector for a mobile search was the food and beverage category. This makes sense given that people often use their mobile phones while out in a town or a particular geographical area to do a local search for a restaurant near them.

  • According to Statista (2021), about 50% of the world's web traffic is generated by people using mobile devices, such as an Apple iPhone or an Android phone. This percentage has been consistent since early 2017.

    Watching movies and videos (via mobile apps Netflix, Tencent, or Amazon Prime from the Apple app store), surfing social media sites, and emailing were found to be the most popular things for mobile users to do on their devices.