Even before smartphones and tablets took the mobile world stage by storm, users of feature phones and dumb phones had the option of resorting to a mobile app store of sorts to download content compatible with their devices. Although not as rich as the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store, most of these app stores offered adequate material for users to satiate their hunger for almost all sort of stuff, including wallpapers, GIFs, screensavers, ringtones, apps, games and utilities etc. During those times, Mobile9 has held the the distinction of being one of the most visited online app stores courtesy of the extensive collection of quality apps, games, eBooks, themes, ringtones et al that it offers to users of almost all popular mobile platforms and eBook readers. The app store now has an official Android app, providing users with yet another alternative to the Android Market mobile client. mobile9 Market+ sports a neatly designed interface, arranges apps under several categories, and provides advanced filtering options.
The addition of the official Mobile9 app to the mix – along with Google Play Store, AppBrain, Amazon Appstore and numerous other app exploration platforms – provides Android users with yet another handy means to get their hands on quality stuff for their devices.The app does not require you to sign in or register. Just launch it and start downloading apps right away. The app opens to an elegant homescreen that provides you quick access to all Mobile9 Themes, Wallpapers, Ringtones, EBooks and Apps. There is also an option to view all the content that you’ve Downloaded from the app store.
Using various options from within the app’s main menu (tap Menu), you can easily sort all the content on the currently opened page by Popular, Newest or Featured, or set the app to display items from a specific category. You can return to the homescreen from anywhere within the app by tapping the menu/more button in the top-left corner of the screen.
To help you with finding and downloading the best ringtones, the app even lets you listen to the sample audio of each. Likewise, it presents you with previews for all wallpapers and themes.
The app also has an Android Market section that lets you browse and download apps from the Market. All in all, the official Android client of Mobile9 beckons a shot at its rich repository of Android exclusive stuff. Taking the app out for a spin shouldn’t hurt, especially considering that it’s available absolutely free of cost.