Google +1 Button Now Accompanying Your Android Market (Web) Listings


Google +1 is a concept I wasn’t really too jazzed about when I first heard about it, but many of you like it and use it daily. If you were fans of it on search than you’ll be happy to know that the +1 button is now available in the web-based Android market. You’ll be seeing it in the first row of the information sidebar in individual market listings.

When you “+1” something, you are making a recommendation to the folks in your friends list. With Google Search, searching for a chicken pot pie recipe would bring up a specific recipe your friend +1’d, letting you see which recipe they think is the best.

Similarly, for Market, you make an app recommendation for your friends whenever you +1 it. Your friend that pointed out that chicken pot pie recipe could +1 a recipe app that they like, and you’ll see that if you go searching for recipes or recipe apps in Google Search.

Considering a lot of my friends aren’t as into Google as I am, I’m not that into this feature. But if you have a lot of friends who enjoy sharing things with each other daily, and if they have an Android phone, you’ll want to get them up to speed on +1. Click here or watch the video below to learn more about how +1 works.

Oh, and be a doll and +1 one our site on Google and our application in the Android market, will ya? Your friends will thank you for it.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 1st to +1 my favorite Phandroid app!

  2. what is our “friends list”? is it our Gmail contacts? If so, can I filter out people?

  3. The +1 doesnt show up for me, do I need to activate it or something?

  4. I’m not +1’ing your app until you enable SD support. Seriously.

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