July 2, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Greifswald, Germany - rapidrabbit today is pleased to announce Hot App Finder 1.1 for iOS, their free Utility app that displays a list of both the 100 hottest free and 100 hottest paid apps in each of the App Store's 21 Categories. Unlike similar utilities that list the best selling or most downloaded apps, Hot App Finder uses a proprietary algorithm to find those apps whose sales and/or downloads show the highest rate of increase.
Users can scroll through all the hottest apps updated every six hours, instantly view the full App Store description of each item listed plus screen shots without leaving the app, or follow the link to the App Store to download the selected app. Also included is built-in e-mail and Facebook connectivity, so that users may share their hot app discoveries with friends.
Hot App Finder does three things remarkably well. First, it polls dozens of App Stores around the globe to discover those apps that are the hottest, those with the greatest upward momentum. Second, it displays a ranked list of the first 50 apps in any category, complete with rating, price, and icon, either paid or free, in one or two seconds. And it will continue to add apps in increments of 50 until it reaches 100 or greater. Third, touching any app on the list quickly brings up the complete text of the App Store page, plus all screen shots. Scrolling horizontally, the user can view each screen shot fullscreen, which is particularly dramatic on the iPad.
Hot App Finder includes all 21 different app categories as listed on the App Store. Hot Apps Finder includes the following categories (paid and free listed separately): All, Entertainment, Games, Utilities, Social Networking, Music, Productivity, Lifestyle, Reference, Travel, Sports, Navigation, Healthcare & Fitness, News, Photography, Finance, Business, Education, Weather, Books, and Medical.
* Find hot new apps before they become well known
* Follow the trends in new apps in each category and overall
* Read the complete App Store description with screenshots without leaving the app
* Link directly to download and/or purchase a listed app from the Apple App Store
* Share hot new apps with friends by e-mail or on Facebook from within the app
* Proprietary search algorithm finds the apps that are climbing fast, before they hit the Top 100 in sales or downloads
* All 42 different lists are updated every six hours (21 categories - paid & free)
* Listings are pre-loaded and cached for fast response
"Hot App Finder is an amazing free app that will show you some of the apps that are destined to become top-sellers or top-downloads," stated Peter Morczinek of rapidrabbit. "You can start using great apps and games months before everyone else when you know which apps are Hot."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hot App Finder 1.1 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category.
rapidrabbit is an independent software and technology development company, founded 2007 in Greifswald / Germany. "Keep it simple and smart" is the motivation to develop modern web applications which are complex but still fun to use. Specializing in open source technology, like Ruby on Rails, rapidrabbit soon became a well known developer in north-eastern germany. By advancing to the iPhone platform rapidrabbit takes the next step in distributing it's software on an international level. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 rapidrabbit. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.