local.ch is the search engine of 2,737 Swiss municipalities that include Arbon, Wädenswil and Montreux. It offers users quick and easy access to the local information they require, whether it be the contact details of an individual or business, upcoming events or small ads.
New user interfaces are needed to ensure information accessibility and usability. Liip has played a major part in the front end development of local.ch.
local.ch swept the boards at the 2007 Best of Swiss Web Awards. In recognition of its targeted interactivity and its functional added-value through the use of web 2.0 technologies, it won the top prize “Master of Swiss Web” and came first in the “Technology Quality” category.
«Die Kollegen von Liip sind inzwischen ein Teil unseres Teams geworden. Zusammen arbeiten wir an local.ch, der regionalen Suchmaschine für Arbon, Mendrisio und Nyon. Mit local.ch haben wir letztes Jahr den Master of Swiss Web 2007 gewonnen. Liip hatte mit der Erfahrung in der Entwicklung individueller Anwendungen in PHP und Ajax einen entscheidenden Anteil am Erfolg.»
«I have been involved in a significant amount of business and technology partnerships. There are the ones I don’t remember. There are the ones with parties I simply called ‹suppliers ›. There are the ones that became real partnerships. And there is the one – the unique one: Liip.»