Dec 11 AT 5:58 PM Taylor Wimberly 41 Comments

SHOP4APPS: Motorola’s Android application store revealed

Using the power of Google search, we were able to uncover the URL for the new Motorola application store called SHOP4APPS. The app store is web based and can be browsed from any Android phone. Since the store is web based, it can also be easily browsed from a desktop computer. Motorola is also currently developing a native client for Android called the MotoAppstore.

SHOP4APPS as seen from a desktop browser.

SHOP4APPS as seen from a desktop browser.

It appears the site is still in testing, but the store is currently publicly accessible by any visitor.

Features of the SHOP4APPS store include:

  • Apps Store catalog is accessible via your mobile browser, a mobile client, or Motorola Media Link (MML).
  • MotoAppstore free Mobile Client. This client allows you to download and install your purchases applications.
  • MyLocker section – check your download history (name of the application, date of the purchase, version).
  • The ability to purchase apps from the desktop site, place them in your MyLocker, and then download it using your handset.
  • Automatic notification alerts when a new version of an app is available.
  • The ability to re-download and transfer your apps to a new phone.

We are trying to install the native client on our Motorola CLIQ and should have another update later tonight. Below is a gallery of screens of the mobile website as seen from the Android browser.

Update (12/11): We installed the .apk for the store on a Motorola CLIQ and it immediately force closes. Obviously, this app is still in testing.

Update 2: Motorola has taken down the store and it is no longer accessible.

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  1. JoshGuest 5 years ago

    Here’s the link for anyone who wants it!!!

    [link removed][we have decided not to share the url, but any sneaky person can find it with googs]

  2. MrSchmouGuest 5 years ago

    Hmmm to bad thought the bid tease would have been some news about the Scholes Tablet.
    As for this I don’t understand why you need another app store besides the one google provides? Will the offer anything special?

  3. MattGuest 5 years ago

    Are they serious with those squashed icons and 100px wide screen grabs? How does that tell you anything about how the program looks and operates? Why not the icons?

    Most of the apps are pretty, um, how can I say this, UI challenged, so I don’t see the advantage of using screenshots to help sell an app.

  4. jasonleeGuest 5 years ago

    Someone want to help me find this? send link to email achilles6342@gmail.com thanks

  5. tomasGuest 5 years ago

    This really pisses me of. Why anóther appstore!? It’s damn inconvenient for users if they’re looking for an app to have to check several stores. This is just for motorola to get their name even more in the picture. Of cource i cant blame em for that, but like i said, it’s just great if you can find all the apps for one platform in one place. Its the whole idea behind an appstore!

    • Yeah and most likely this place will end up being just motos try to sell some crappy moto apps to get people using the moto nav software instead of googles etc sound awfull lot like the ovi store from nokia. Hate to say but apple is proving how its done and I though the android market was on a good way to it.
      f now every phonecompany is releasing thheir own little appstore within their devices the whole open source thing will go tits up……

    • Dave H.Guest 5 years ago

      Agreed! Makes no sense…

    • CdibbsGuest 5 years ago

      Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but for anyone reading this, it’s an incredibly GOOD thing to have multiple app stores. Here’s why:

      If there is no competition, Google or Motorola or whoever can keep whatever percentage of developers’ income they want, because the developers would have nowhere else to go. The developers will then likely pass that cost on to the users. Thus, having only one marketplace is a lose-lose situation for developers and users alike.

      Plus, there’s little difference between this and physical storefronts like grocery stores. If one store irks me in some way, maybe by being too expensive, or having a low selection, or poor customer service, I want to be able to take my business elsewhere.

      Competition is good!! Encourage it!

  6. ryanGuest 5 years ago

    I do not see any link or apk to download !

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    Looks like they secured the site – it now has a you’re forbidden sign on it.

  13. Scott BGuest 5 years ago

    This would be a logical extension of the MOTOBLUR product (online sync/backup), would be a value-added for any Motorola Android device vs others, and could benefit (& maybe slightly appease) CLIQ users stuck on 1.5 to gain the improvements of the Android 1.6+ Market (since there has yet to be, if there ever will be, a firmware update announcement.)

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