When comparing Searchify (Hosted IndexTank) vs Swiftype, the Slant community recommends Swiftype for most people. In the question“What are the best search engines for web applications?” Swiftype is ranked 3rd while Searchify (Hosted IndexTank) is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose Swiftype is:
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Pro "Did you mean?" suggestions
Pro Field weights
Option to give one field, such as "title", a higher weight than another field for relevance ranking.
Pro True real-time updates
Pro Autocomplete / suggest
Pro Geolocation search
Sorting and filtering by distance
Pro Works without provided libraries
The API consists of REST calls that can be made through HTTP which enables Searchify to be used even without one of the provided libraries.
Pro Multiple libraries
Searchify has libraries in Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, Node.js and more.
Pro Easy & fast deployment
Pro Real-Time Analytics
Built-in search analytics give you live insight into what your users are looking for.
Pro Custom result ranking
Drag-and-drop default results to re-order them. Changes are instantly reflected on website.
Pro Android & iOS support
Swiftype offers full integration with both Android and iOS SDK's
Pro Third Party Compatibility
Swiftype integrates with all major third party platforms, offering a Shopify App, Magento Extension, and WordPress Plugin, with more to come. Swiftype also provides tutorials for adding Swiftype to Tumblr, Jimdo, Heroku, Weebly, Tumblr, CloudFlare, WebStarts and Desk.com. They also have questions dealing with fixes for WooCommerce, how to add Swiftype to any CMS (such as Drupal or Jekyll) and searching across content types (like WordPress using GoDaddy Shopping Cart)
Pro WordPress plugin
Swiftype offers a WordPress plugin for easy integration.
Pro Multiple client libraries
Swiftype has client libraries for Python, Ruby, node.JS, Java, PHP, a search and a separate autocomplete library for jQuery, an iOS SDK, and an Android SDK.
Con No free tier
Searchify has no free tier. It starts at $59/month for 50000 documents or $25/month if using the Heroku addon.
Price starts at $300/month.