AndSpot: Finding new Android apps

AndSpot, for those of you who are not aware of this, is an alternative app marketplace for Google Android devices. The current Android market sees over 100,000 app titles and to launch new ones can at times be increasingly difficult. So as of today, news of an independent app store using social networking will appeal to a much wider audience.

When Priya Ganaapati at Gadget Lab reported, the new social networking features will provide activity feed, profiles and recommendations using apps geared up to what your friends like instead of trying to find apps by category. From next month, AndSpot will be in what is known as “private beta”. When looking into apps used in the Google Market and the time spent trying to find them, AndSpot concluded that an average user sees less than 99% of the apps. It also confirmed that users find it very frustrating having to run through lists of apps to find ones that would be beneficial to them.

Surely, giving users the option of a social networking app would certainly clear up some of these issues. Currently the Android Market is full to capacity on all Android phones, and independent app stores such as AndSpot can be downloaded by the user from the Android Market or a browser.

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