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.
1st to +1 my favorite Phandroid app!
I +’d 9 o_O
what is our “friends list”? is it our Gmail contacts? If so, can I filter out people?
The +1 doesnt show up for me, do I need to activate it or something?
I’m not +1’ing your app until you enable SD support. Seriously.