App Popular 1.1 Offers Two New iPhone App Discovery Features
December 18, 2009 in Productivity
[prMac.com] App Popular, LLC, today announces the release of App Popular 1.1, available in the Apple iTunes App Store as a free download. Now iPhone and iPod Touch users (and developers) can tag any App Store app available for download worldwide with keywords and phrases. The top 100 tags display in the "Top Picks by Members" area of the app, assisting users with app discovery. Also included in the new version is a "Most Popular Search Terms" category. Every App Store search inside App Popular is tracked and compiled letting owners of the app view which top 100 search terms are currently popular.
Created by John R. Haigh and developer Nikita Logachev, App Popular lets users easily browse any of the world's 77 App Stores by country and category, and includes social networking utilities to share apps via email, Facebook and Twitter. Users can create and share custom app lists, wish lists and lists featuring their favorite and least favorite apps. To promote favorites and help guide their network of colleagues, friends and family, users can add short comments to their app selections. At any time these lists can be edited, saved or shared. Default lists are "My Top Picks," "My Worst Picks" and "My Wishlist." App Popular also uses these member default lists to create "Top Member Picks," "Worst Member Picks" and "Most Wished For Apps".
App Popular utilizes Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 push notification service to help users track App Store price changes and save money. Push notifications are currently available only for apps downloadable worldwide. Additionally users can monitor the world rank an app currently holds in the Top 100 for any category/country combination and the data updates six times daily. To alert users to deals and trends throughout the day, the application also offers an app data "Stream" to view price changes of currently ranked apps, new #1 rankings, apps entering and leaving the top 10 and the "Top Picks by Members" categories. The Stream currently tracks the United States & United Kingdom's (Free & Paid) "Top Overall," "Top Grossing, and "All Games" categories.
With convenient access to all 77 App Stores and the chance for users to share newfound apps, App Popular, LLC, hopes to see a wider exploration of the app universe. Haigh says "Whether users are addicted to the App Store or just obsessed with international trends, our app can help users unearth, stumble upon and save money on the apps they want, or don't even yet know they want. It's a great way for them to align with the pulse of iPhone app lovers across the globe."
* Search the entire App Store
* Explore all 77 App Stores by country/category
* View an app's latest (US Only) reviews
* Tag apps with keywords or phrases
* Share apps & lists of apps via email, Facebook, & Twitter
* View any app's top 100 world rankings (updated 6x daily)
* Get price alerts via push notification for any app available for download worldwide
* See what's hot and what's not and find the best deals throughout the day with the app data "Stream"
* Discover new apps by viewing "Top Picks by Members" Best, Worst, Most Wished For Apps Lists; Top Tags; and Most Popular Search Terms
App Popular Version 1.2 Update - Latest iteration will be submitted to Apple later this month (December 2009) and will include an intriguing new app discovery feature. More details to come!
* App Popular works on the iPhone and iPod Touch
* Minimum system requirement: iPhone OS 3.1
* App Popular requires an Internet connection to function
Pricing and Availability:
App Popular 1.1 is a free download and is available exclusively from the App Store in the Productivity category. Updates will continue to be frequent and driven by user feedback.
App Popular, LLC, is a collaboration between John R. Haigh, creator of the Mark On Call(TM) interior space designer iPhone app, and freelance iPhone developer, Nikita Logachev. Copyright (C) 2009 App Popular, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.