These are still relatively early days for Android, but the pace at which Google’s mobile OS is progressing is simply phenomenal. The improvements made to the operating system itself apart, it’s the development on the apps front that has to be commended, since the app repository is expanding at a rate of knots. Confronted with dozens of different app categories and sheer number of apps underlying within each category, an Android user can feel lost while looking for a specific item. Thanks to the app discovery services like AndroidZoom, finding the most appropriate apps that not only match your preferences but also your budget, is never a problem. The service is praised for its well-crafted interface, succinct app reviews and ratings, and the ease with which it lets you discover the latest and trending Android apps. If you, like me, are used to resorting to the service to look for the best Android apps around, it’s time to take the simpler route, as the official Android client of AndroidZoom has just been released in the Google Play Store. We shall take a look at the app in detail after the break.
Sporting an eye-catching Holo-themed UI, the official Android client of AndroidZoom makes app discovery on your mobile a breeze. Unlike some of the other app exploration clients, such as, AppAware, AppPlus and AppGenius, AndroidZoom focuses particularly on bringing you the hot running candidates in terms of price, user reviews and star ratings. That said, the app encompasses almost all renowned Android app categories that you can sift through to find the required apps.
Advanced filtering of apps by price (paid, free or sale), popularity, rating or release date help you sort featured content with ease whereas the option to manually search for the required apps is a plus point in its own respect. However, the lack of real-time search suggestions can prove to be a hindrance, especially if you’re not entirely sure of the app’s title. This is where the app’s Categories section comes in handy, since it lets you sift through almost all popular app categories, including games, apps and themes etc.
Just like the official Google Play Store and the AppBrain Android client, the AndroidZoom app also supplements each app’s details with ample informative content, such as screenshots, star ratings, user reviews and comments, pros & cons, download links and suggestions for other similar apps.
Perhaps the best part of the app remains its Latest reviews and Sale section. For each individual app featured in the Latest reviews section, you get a chance to benefit from its in-depth analysis (made by various experts) that may help you with the decision-making regarding trying the app. The user comments included within the review screen can prove to be quite helpful, too. Head over to the Sale section, and you’ll be able to check out all the apps that are currently being offered at discounted prices in the market.
AndroidZoom is void of any configurations, and only requires you to log in with your Google Account to download the apps from the Play Store. If anything, we’d love to see the real-time notifications, app sharing, and homescreen widget being added to the mix in the future updates.
The official AndroidZoom client is free in the Google Play Store, and can be downloaded via the link or QR code provided below.