Jun 7th, 2010

Phandroid.com has been your #1 news source for all things Android since 2007. With nearly 150,000 members, AndroidForums.com provides a treasure trove of information and is home to the largest and most active group of Android enthusiasts . But where do you go for all your Android App needs?

We’re proud to announce the third member in our Phandroid Family: AndroidApplications.com!

You can search for apps, browse apps, filter apps based on a ton of different criteria, scan QR codes to help you download apps/games right to your phone, rate apps, and much more. One specific feature we’re really, REALLY excited about is application and game reviews.


While star ratings, number of downloads, and Market comments are helpful, they are extremely limited in terms of depth and quality – they can’t help you determine whether an app or game is just what you’re looking for. We hope you enjoy reading our app and game reviews at Phandroid.com, but what if ALL our readers could submit their OWN reviews? What if the 150,000 members at AndroidForums (who are already spilling their guts about everything Android related) could post in-depth app/game reviews of their own, complete with pictures and videos?

That’s exactly what we’ve aimed to do at AndroidApplications.com but we’re able to take it a step further. In addition to posting reviews, we allow the community to thumbs up or down individual reviews to help identify the ones that are most helpful. Or you can discuss a specific review in depth by clicking through to the forum thread for that particular review. You can also browse a forum list of all review discussions for both Applications and Games.

With the help of our awesome members, we’ll quickly become the go-to resource for the best Android App & Game Reviews, provided by the most knowledgeable Android enthusiasts in the world… YOU! It doesn’t hurt that we’re giving away a ton of free phones to members who submit the best reviews with our “Phone-A-Day Giveaway” Contest.

Find, Browse & Learn

In many cases, you might already be thinking about an Android application or game and simply want to find more information. No more wild goose chases! AndroidApplications.com makes it easy to track down the information you want:

  • Quick search – type a search term in the big blue navigation bar, press enter, and quickly get the results you want!
  • Browse – Our Apps and Games tabs make it easy to peek around in sections you know you’re interested
  • Filtering & Sorting – The fact that Android is “Open” means a lot of rubbish finds its way on board. Filter it out by setting minimum requirements for stars, downloads and more!
  • Power Search – want to search the market by developer name? No problem. That and mostly every other criteria you could imagine in one powerful search make this a feature that many people are sure to love.
  • Phandroid Integration – from now on, whenever you read an article about an application or game on Phandroid, the bottom of the article will have information such as  title, icon, stars, downloads, QR Code and a link to the listing on AndroidApplications.com


It’s impossible to know about EVERY application/game on Android Market (unless you’re Doogie Howser), and oftentimes the apps and games you would love the most remain hidden. Please… allow us to uncover them.

Our “Hot” tab is designed to help show YOU what other AndroidForums.com members CURRENTLY think is HOT. We take the applications that meet certain minimum criteria that are also receiving the most “thumbs up” from members and share them with the group. This feature works best with the participation of people like you, so if you test out an app and love it, swing by the app page on Android Applications.com.

Love it? Thumb it up! Hate it? Thumb it down!

Right now this is a generic way of showing you EVERYTHING that is HOT at THIS particular moment with OUR members. But in the near future we’ll be introducing features that customize the experience for what you specifically might like.

From Beta To Beyond

Keep in mind that currently AndroidApplications.com should be slapped with a “Beta” tag. We know it isn’t perfect and hopefully, with your help, we’ll fix all the little bugs and issues. We also realize that right now we’re just skimming the surface. There is a TON more we could do with the power of Phandroid.com, AndroidForums.com, AndroidApplications.com and our Phandroid Android Application on Android Market.

And trust us… we’re just gettin’ started. We’ve got big plans and we hope all our fellow phans are as excited as we are about what the future holds. Keep your eyes peeled because the winds of change are-a stirring.

We’re incredibly eager to hear your feedback on AndroidApplications.com and of course, we can’t wait to see all your entries to the HUGE Phone-A-Day Giveaway Contest!