Los Angeles, California – App Popular, LLC, today is pleased to announce the release of App Popular 2.1, available as a free download exclusively from the iTunes App Store. The latest version offers a new ‘Daily App Deal’ collective discount feature offering up a daily iOS application at a reduced price or free. Users receive the deal only if enough people “want it” during the deal period (ranging from one to four days). Once the minimum number of people wanting it is met, the application is discounted by the participating developer and the user receives a push notification text message connecting them with the deal. They can then download it for themselves or use the “Gift This App” option to send the deal to friends or family members.
The new version also lets users access a daily selection of personal iPhone iOS app recommendations. By simply “liking” 5 or more of their favorite apps, users receive day-to-day custom app suggestions. They are encouraged to add these apps to their “want” list to receive free price change alerts via push notification messaging. Users may further “like” or “dislike” apps they purchase from their “Apps I Want” list, thereby seamlessly fueling additional recommendations.
Version 2.1 offers an alternative hybrid search engine that complements normal App Store search results. Search can be accessed with one tap from the main menu and results may be refined using a flip screen price filter. Price range options in US dollars include: all, free, $0.99, $1.99-$4.99, $5.99-$9.99, $10.99 , or any combination thereof.
App Popular lets users easily browse 77 App Stores around the world by country and category, and includes social networking utilities to share apps via email, Facebook and Twitter. It offers default app lists to help users find other apps and save money: “Apps I Like”, “Apps I Don’t Like” and “Apps I Want”. App Popular uses these member default lists to create the top 100 “Apps Most Liked” and “Apps Most Wanted”.
App Popular utilizes Apple’s iOS push notification service to help users track App Store price changes and save money. Push notifications are currently for downloads available worldwide. To alert users to deals and trends throughout the day, the application also offers a “Hot Apps Stream” to view price changes of currently ranked apps, new #1 rankings, apps entering and leaving the top 10 and the latest changes to the “Top Picks by Members”. The stream currently tracks the United States & United Kingdom’s (Free & Paid) “Top Overall,” “Top Grossing, and “All Games” categories.
With convenient access to 77 App Stores and the chance for users to discover and share new found apps, App Popular, LLC offers its users a wider exploration of the app universe. Whether addicted to the App Store or just obsessed with international trends, the App Popular application can help users unearth, stumble upon and save money on the apps they want, or don’t even yet know they want.
* New ‘Daily App Deal’ feature offers collective app discounts
* List favorite applications and receive a daily stream of new app recommendations
* Search entire App Store with hybrid app search engine that includes price filters
* Explore 77 App Stores by country/category
* View an app’s latest screenshots (up to 5)
* Share apps via email, Facebook, and Twitter
* Get unlimited price alerts via push notification for any app by simply adding it to the “Apps I Want” list
* See what’s becoming popular and find the best deals throughout the day with the “Hot Apps Stream”
* Discover new apps by viewing the Top Picks by Members’ “Apps Most Liked” and “Apps Most Wanted” lists
* Requires an Internet Connection
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 5.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
App Popular 2.1 is a free application and is available in select countries exclusively from the App Store in the Productivity category. Developers interested in participating in the new ‘Daily App Deal’ may use the Developer Submission Form located on the Daily App Deal screen inside the application.
Based in Los Angeles, California, App Popular, LLC was founded by John R. Haigh. App Popular is dedicated to helping people discover mobile applications. Copyright (C) 2011 App Popular, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.