Neato new web app (in “beta”, of course) built on top of the Yahoo Search API. You create searchrolls, which are lists of up to 25 domain names, and then your search results are constrained to those domains. I created one called “Mac Nerdery” if you want to try it out.

Rollyo’s overall UI is quite good, including a distinctive look and feel, a very clear and well-organized layout, and a healthy sprinkling of Ajax. The sign-up process for creating a new account is painless.

Complements aside, I must say it’s unclear to me whether Rollyo provides any actual advantage over a regular Internet-wide search.

See also: Rael Dornfest’s write-up at O’Reilly Radar.

Wednesday, 28 September 2005