I have an early prototype of this up at and am wondering what everyone thinks about it.

All of this is subject to change, but this is what it is doing right now:
--it isn't based on search terms, but on (about 13M) zero-click info terms.
--it requires 4 characters before it completes
--it doesn't animate at the moment (too distracting?) 

Some ideas/thoughts:
--showing more zero-click in the box either by default or when you highlight a suggestion
--showing more suggestions (right now it is showing five)
--showing it for less (or more letters)
--showing official sites in-line
--possible different ui?
--is speed OK?
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 3 months ago Link

Considering the limited data used, it's very good and makes search easier.
5 search suggestions is good. Official sites can be added as a 1st or 2nd item, but could not count towards the total.
I found myself typing exactly 3 characters and waiting for it to suggest something  (4 is an weird number).
UI wise, a box below the input works fine and it's what people expect.
The speed is great.
Zero-click in the search box suggestions? Might be a bit too much.
posted by [Old Forum mrmagical] • 8 years and 3 months ago Link
OK, for sake of changing it up a little, refresh that page. I:

--made it 7 suggestions
--start completing after 3 characters
--auto-highlight the first result
--added type-ahead into the box

Last two together seem like they might be overkill, but perhaps one is useful; not sure.

For some good 0-click implementations check out these from Facebook and Apple:

posted by yegg Staff8 years and 3 months ago Link
I don't like the highlighting of the first result.
It makes sense to automatically fill in the terms when you select a suggestion, because it hints what will happen when if you press enter.

Zero-click info might work if it's displayed in a manner which doesn't distract too much.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 8 years and 3 months ago Link
Yeah, I think I agree about the highlighting as well, which is why I initially disabled it :).
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 3 months ago Link