AppBrain Stream: Facebook for apps

By on October 8, 2011
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AppBrain introduces social discovery of android apps using friend activity streams.

AppBrain is famous Android app sharing market and it has started a brand new feature called “Streams”, which makes your apps have a social life on the internet. AppBrain previously had a listing of apps installed on your phone which you could manually share with your friends. But now with these social streams you can see that what new apps your friends are trying out or what apps they have liked. The interface takes form of very much like Facebook where you see updates from your friends and their “App activity”.

Moreover instead of status updates you get the option to “Share an app..” to manually update your stream to tell friends about some cool app or share your mini views on it. Your installs or status updates will appear on home screen of connected friends.

Appbrain uses existing Google, Facebook and Twitter networks to find your friends network and add them in your stream. This social discovery of apps is very similar to what Facebook has done with its apps and games sidebar where you can always see new games and apps in use by your friends. And now you have something similar for your Android apps.

Check it out yourself @ AppBrain.com


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