November 27, 2014

AppBrain is Giving Us More Goodies

AppBrain is taking advantage of the C2DM (Cloud to Device Messaging) framework available with the Android 2.2 update to let users send wallpapers and webpages to their mobile device from the web.  AppBrain’s blog shows us how to send links to your phone from their website. The new features mark a move beyond their core services of adding value to the Android Market.

If you are not running Froyo, you can still take advantage of these new features, but will have to manually sync within AppBrain’s app, rather than having the info pushed to your phone.

I find myself reading a website and then realizing that I’m running behind, and then end up searching for the site again on my phone, this makes things so much easier and faster for that alone.  What do you think?



  • Smooth

    This sounds great, but if ur using Chrome Browser there is an extension for that, I use it all the time…

    • Deus Invictus

      They also have a version of that Chrome extension for FireFox

  • Ryan

    I don’t see the point of being able to push a webpage to my phone with AppBrain when Chrome2Phone works so well. And I don’t have to go to the AppBrain site to push it to me.

    As for the wallpaper feature…it’s nice but I can’t figure out where it stores the wallpaper so if I want to change it, I still have it on my phone and I don’t have to send it through AppBrain again.

  • Dank

    The firefox sync addon and the firefox beta for android solved my problems with having to send links. I use a work laptop, home desktop and droid x. The sync addon (wich comes stock in firefox 4) shows me all of my many open tabs on my firefox beta for android… All sorted by computer name. No extra steps to send links to my phone… Just leave the tab open.