Yahoo has introduced AppSpot to help you discover new apps for iPhone and Android. AppSpot also has a web presence which can then be used to send the app directly to the phone. AppSpot fills in a very important void in the app discovery phase.
Smartphone market is in a gestation period just like what web used to be. AltaVista, Yahoo and later Google have all tried to make sense of the sprawling Internet and web pages through their directory listings and search functionality. Smartphone ecosystem is going through a similar phase. Between iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows there are close to a million apps. Finding them isn’t always easy. Not to mention the myriad app stores that are coming up, especially for Android.
Appspot’s mobile app will provide daily personal picks, related apps, fast and easy downloads. You can download the app to all of your devices with just one click. AppSpot can look at the apps installed on your phone and recommend you apps to you. Looking at my phone, it has recommended a Lyrics finder which costs $1.99. Not sure why. You might be lucky.
Mobilewalla is an exciting startup which has ventured into the app discovery space before Yahoo did. It had web only presence with Android and iPhone apps coming later this year. Mobilewalla uses social media sentiment to find out what the best apps are. It also finds out what apps can become blockbusters before they become blockbusters. With Yahoo entering this space, we can see some serious competition in the mobile app discovery space. Yahoo uses its own trending feature to rank the apps.
Irony here is Google which is the king of search haven’t done much when it comes to searching its app store and providing recommendations. Yahoo did it. Not just the Android store but it has indexed iOS store too, with Windows and Blackberry to follow.
Try Yahoo AppSpot. See if it solves your app discovery problems.