Unlikely source looks to control app market

Unlikely source looks to control app market

Content Writer: Matt Rowe Matt Rowe Chief Technical Officer

Remember Yahoo? It may be hard to look past the juggernaut that is Google, but Yahoo still has a large user base and a few good ideas up its sleeve, apparently.

Yahoo recently released two new app-finding features - Yahoo Apps Search for PC, and AppSpot for mobile - to help take the guesswork out of finding the app you want, according to the company blog.

There are more than 425,000 apps in the Apple App Store, and another 200,000 in the Android Market. Yahoo's new services eliminates having to go through multiple searches, failed downloads or "general uncertainty" when it comes to app finding.

The App Search feature provides descriptions, price details, ratings and screenshots. It also comes with filtering options by platform, price or genre.

AppSpot - available for both Android and iOs platforms - offers precise results based on inputted keywords, related results , daily personal picks and direct links to each company's app store for fast downloads.

Strangely, ReadWriteWeb reports that Yahoo is already partners with Appolicious, a similar service to the one it just rolled out. It's unknown why Appolicious wasn't leveraged. 

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