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Android Market Introduces 5 New Features To Help You Find Great Apps

It might seem like it has taken a while, but the Android Market is starting to feel much more like an established market, especially with this new set of features that were introduced yesterday at Google I/O.  Users have been waiting for ways to find apps easier using things like lists of top apps, apps that were related to ones they are purchasing, and even ones that are trending – that’s exactly what Google has given us and more.

New top app charts – We’ve revamped our top app charts to be fresher and country-specific, so you get the most current, relevant results. We’ve also added top new free, top new paid, and top grossing lists, all right on the Android Market home page.

Editors’ Choice - These are some of the very best apps available for Android, as chosen by the Android Market staff. They span everything from games to productivity and beyond.

Top Developers - We’re also recognizing those developers creating the highest quality, most popular, and most notable apps available on Android Market. They’ll get a special icon on our Android Market website, appearing wherever the developer name is shown, starting today for an initial set of over 150 developers.

Better related apps – On the left side of an app page, you’ll now see two groups of related apps: apps frequently browsed by people who viewed this app, and apps that people tend to install alongside this app. For example, people who view ScoreMobile, my favorite sports score app, often also view other sports score apps, while those who install ScoreMobile tend to also install apps for specific sports leagues or teams. We’ll also show you related apps once you decide to install an app.

Trending apps – Finally, we’ve added a new section to the Android Market homepage showing trending apps – those apps that are quickly growing in daily installs. Look here to stay ahead of the curve and find new apps as they get hot.

All of these features are already available through the web market, but there are plans for these to also hit the mobile and tablet versions very “soon.”

Via:  Google Mobile Blog

  • http://www.herculessport.com/ Treadmill bangalore

    it puts you back to the beginning of the list and has to re-cache all the damn icons and scroll through all the list again to get back to your place. Very frustrating.

  • http://www.gizmocrazed.com Mightee

     good to see that

    it was hell of a job to find good apps before! :/

  • )v(urphy

    Have they fixed the ‘installed’ issue? For example, when I uninstall an app, it still says installed…

    • Anonymous

      the phone market & web market don’t talk well together.

      only about 1/2 of the apps i’ve downloaded and installed show up in my web market. they all show on my phone.
      even ones i just udpated through the phone market don’t show up.

  • Grimmsie

    Now if we could get a category for apps that are optimized for tablets!

  • Anonymous

    Much better Google, keep up the good work. Still needs some improvement but getting better every day

  • Anonymous

    Much better Google, keep up the good work. Still needs some improvement but getting better every day

  • Anonymous

    Much better Google, keep up the good work. Still needs some improvement but getting better every day

  • mysticdarkhack

    I notice there’s also a tab for app, movie, book, but what missing is music, and eventually that will be add later when Google music licensing is resolve.

  • Anonymous

    Very nice – Google and Android have had a really great week. I love it! We are going to over take that crapple company soon. It’s our week so bring it on baby!

  • Mtpenguin

    The biggest complaint I have now about Market is when you create a list from a search, every time you look and an one of the results, it puts you back to the beginning of the list and has to re-cache all the damn icons and scroll through all the list again to get back to your place. Very frustrating.

    • Carlto Pr787

      True I hate that shit, sometime I don’t even read about the app cause I don’t wanna start from the top when I back out from the app description…smh

    • Anonymous

      Does this happen if you use tabs?

  • John

    Cool. About time