Four magnificent Android apps for discovering Android apps

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Yes, you read that headline right. We’ve put together a short list of Android apps to help you discover more Android apps and games. Why? Because there is nothing quite like the serendipitous feeling of stumbling into a new favorite app. We’re here to help you channel your inner ...

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AppBrain launches Apptimizer to help developers optimize apps for Google Play

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AppBrain is kicking off yet another developer tool for Android coders looking to gain some app exposure.  It’s called Apptimizer and, as the name suggests, it helps developers optimize their apps for listing in Google Play store.  In a nutshell, each app can get an Apptimizer score with ...

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Is Google’s new app policy just a bunch of lip service?

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Remember early this month when Google advised they would be taking a more proactive approach to removing shoddy or spammy apps?  Designed to keep the the Google Play Store a little cleaner and more user friendly, this was to be Google’s way of getting in the way of those apps that violate ...

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Appbrain intros ad network stats, social SDK’s, other dev tools

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Appbrain today introduced a handful of new features for their site which aims to help Android developers.  Available immediately, Appbrain provides access and insight into the market share of various ad networks, social SDKs, and other tools.  If you’re curious to see which ad network is ...

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AppBrain Stream is Personalized Feed of App-Related News, Events

AppBrain has rolled out a new feature to their Android app discovery service today called The AppBrain Stream. What does it do? Oh just about everything. Simply put, the AppBrain Stream is a personalized news stream of all application and game related events which you find to be interesting. ...

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AppBrain Adds More Metric Info For Your Statistical Delight

The independent 3rd party Android market, AppBrain, added some interesting metrics to their lineup of stat info that you can access on their site. If you are a developer that has an app on AppBrain, you already know about their pretty impressive developer dashboard that gives you all kinds of ...

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AppBrain Fast Web Installer Functional Again

Good news AppBrain fans! The 3rd party market that actually allows you to search Android apps with some kind of filtering system is reporting on their blog that their "fast web installer" utility is now working again after a Market update broke it. There are some limitations however, a quote ...

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Are Sites Like AppBrain in Danger From the New Android Web Market?

Since we have seen the launch of the new web based Android Market, questions have surfaced about 3rd party app markets like our beloved AppBrain. Will they survive? Will they be forced out of relevancy? Can they continue to grow? According to Mathijs Vogelzgang, developer for AppBrain.com, ...

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AppBrain Adds Mature Content Filter to System

The guys at AppBrain are continuing to push forward with new features for their app distribution model, adding enhancements and services at a regular rate. The popular web-based Android Market tool has evolved over time, providing one of the most compelling ways to discover and download ...

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AppBrain Pushes Out V5 of Their Android App, Google Breaks Fast Install

AppBrain, one of the more forward thinking apps for maintaining and installing Android applications pushed out their V5 update today, giving their users new functionalities to play with. A quote from their blog post about the release:

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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 ...

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AppBrain Overhauls App, Adds Social Features

It’s a platitude at this point that app discovery is a pain point for the Android Market, but many of us have found that the web interface/Android app combination of AppBrain goes a long way toward easing that pain. As good as AppBrain already was, they keep improving themselves, as ...

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AppBrain.com Updates Site with New Ways to Sort Apps

We really like it when developers and providers for Android listen to the feedback their users are giving them.  Appbrain.com informed us through a press release that they have made some significant changes to their site to better serve their users.   

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AppBrain Breaks Down the Current State of Android Apps

The team behind AppBrain has put together a very insightful look into the Android Market and the current state of its apps.  There are some truly interesting facts to glean from their research, some of which I’ll quickly outline.  

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AppBrain Launches Push Installation for Apps via Website

Last month at Google I/O we got a early glimpse into some of features that will hit Android in the future.  Not quite ready for Froyo, many expect to see these goodies land with Gingerbread late this year or early next year.  Among the standout features was the ability to install applications ...

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