The Android Market sucks when it comes to application discovery. We have shared our gripes over and over, but Google has yet to demonstrate they are willing to put the resources towards Android Market to improve it.
Flurry is attempting to solve the discovery issue and increase profits for developers with their new AppCircle service. Currently available in beta for iPhone, the service ties into Flurry’s massive analytics engine to recommend new apps to users. Flurry has been a big supporter of Android developers and we fully expect to see the service ported to Android after the iPhone beta period ends.
Drive downloads of your apps with Flurry AppCircle. Increase revenue by including your app in a powerful affiliate network of applications that leverages a data-driven, intelligent recommendation engine to improve discovery. Consumers spend significantly more time using their apps than looking for new ones. AppCircle proactively recommends your app to consumers when it counts, in the apps they use most. Built on Flurry’s award-winning analytics platform, AppCircle introduces a new breed of in-app, intelligence-driven merchandising where you get to reap the rewards.
For more information on Flurry AppCircle, visit their official site. If you are an Android developer, I suggest sending them a friendly message to express your interest in the new service.