Xyo and the Foundation for a Predictive App Discovery Engine

app-store“Here is your meta moment for the day: Predictive apps, like Google Now, Grokr and Tempo, are all the rage. But what if there were a predictive service to help you discover those predictive apps?”

 

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Google Recognizes the Need for Better Tablet App Discovery

tabletapps3“If you have been following Android.Appstorm over the past couple of months, you must have noticed that we feel very strongly about Android tablets, and specifically Android tablet apps. We cried out to Google asking them to get serious about tablet-optimized apps discoverability in the Play Store, several writers on our team have rounded up tablet apps in a multitude of categories, and I personally maintain numerous Playboard channels axed towards spotlighting the best tablet-optimized apps.”

 

http://android.appstorm.net/general/opinion/google-recognizes-the-need-for-better-tablet-app-discovery/

Apple Expands Crackdown on App Discovery Apps

22209v5“A report from AllThingsD in early April indicated that AppGratis’ rejection from the App Store was just the first phase of a much wider crackdown, which was today confirmed by PocketGamer.biz after Apple began rejecting apps that feature tools for “filtering, bookmarking, searching, or sharing recommendations.”

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/06/apple-expands-crackdown-on-app-discovery-apps/

Beyond the hype: App discovery and promotion need better quality standards

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/05/02/beyond-the-hype-app-discovery-and-app-promotion-need-better-quality-standards/?awesm=tnw.to_j0eC1&utm_campaign=social%20media&utm_medium=Spreadus&utm_source=Twitter

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“App Discovery is very hard. But app store top rankings (on iOS mostly) are known as the Holy Grail of discovery. Unless you get featured by Apple or Google, this is the second most effective way to get discovered. Anyone who has already reached the top 25 rank of a given country store knows exactly what we mean. They generate pure organic downloads (sometime twice what you would normally get by not getting there) without much effort because millions of users are checking them every day. Leader boards are popular, and rightly so.”

App Discovery is Hard, But Shortcuts Aren’t the Solution

apps-ios“IF WE DON’T CREATE SOME STANDARDS FOR APP DISCOVERY AND PROMOTION, USERS ARE GOING TO LOSE FAITH
The recent hype around the removal of Appgratis from the iOS App Store has ignited a debate about app discovery and promotion and its importance to both users and developers. There are simply way too many apps for our little minds to process (and fingers to digest) and consumers need a better way to find them. (Disclosure: I co-founded a non-paid app discovery service called Appsfire.) But better app discovery depends completely on the trust of users. This can be achieved only if the players involved – namely ad networks and developers – can agree on higher standards for transparently promoting apps and preventing abuse and misleading practices.”

http://www.dzoom.net/if-we-dont-create-some-standards-for-app-discovery-and-promotion-users-are-going-to-lose-faith/