Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Snappzmarket alternative

Snappzmarket alternative : GetJar

GetJar bills itself as “The world’s second largest app store with over 1 billion downloads to date, second only to the Apple App Store”. The store support Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Symbian platforms. You can filter down to just the Android apps by setting your phone type in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

GetJar was the first place you could download the Android version of Angry Birds, before even the official Market. The game’s developer, Rovio cited GetJar’s global reach as the reason for its choice. Other exclusive launches include the Android version of iPhone game Slice It!, while the company recently took the interesting approach of paying developers up-front for games and then giving them away to customers for free.

Snappzmarket alternative: AppBrain

Rather than selling apps directly itself, AppBrain is an alternative way of browsing the official Android Market. Given that Google still doesn’t have a comprehensive way of searching the Market from a browser, AppBrain is incredibly useful for hunting down interesting apps on a larger screen.

Once you’ve found an app you like, click ‘Install’ on the website and the companion AppBrain app on your phone helps you through the process of installing it, including the usual payment options if required. It’s worth noting, though, that AppBrain only lists applications that are available in the US and that are compatible with Android version 1.6 and above for devices with certain screen sizes. That means that if you’re outside the US, apps you select on AppBrain may not actually be available to you to install.