Mar 12 AT 2:31 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

AppAware: Real time application discovery for Android

Many companies have tried to solve the application discovery problem with Android Market, but none have succeeded (until now).

AppAware is a free application that tracks installations, updates, and removals of Android programs. The service works surprisingly well because it captures and shares the information in real time. Users can participate anonymously or share their history via Twitter.

By using AppAware, any user can immediately see which applications are hot by watching how many people install them. The stats can be filtered by hour, day, or week so you can instantly discover the most buzz worthy apps.

When users install the Android app, they can also see which programs are being downloaded around their location and find the top installs for their specific device.

Since installing AppAware, I have found myself checking the app several times a day to see what others are installing. It has been helpful because I actually discovered quite a few new apps before I even knew they were available. I also like watching the updated apps list to see which programs deserve a second look.

If you enjoy playing with new apps and staying on top of the Android buzz, then AppAware is a must download. Give it a try for a couple of days and I guarantee you will discover a new app to install.

Update: Several users reported the service is offline after we posted this article. It appears we have overwhelmed their server. We will post an update when it comes back online.

Update 2: The developers have moved AppAware to a new server and it is performing well.

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  1. ChaosKillerGuest 5 years ago

    Thanks for the share, will try :)

  2. velazcodGuest 5 years ago

    I have sent several emails and requests to the developers of AppAware. I think this is a great idea, however, it is spamming the #android hashtag on twitter, it’s very annoying.

    They should remove that hashtag on twitter updates and only leave #AppAware.

    • UweGuest 5 years ago

      In the latest version the #android hashtag is removed.

  3. Service is still down as of 6pm EST. Either this was just bad scheduling or A&M is a juggernaut.

    • AndreaGuest 5 years ago

      We had problems with the server… Sorry for that! Now AppAware should work again, isn’t it?

  4. was working 3/13 1am est for about 10 minutes.

  5. This seems like a nice little app and I’ll definitely check it out.

  6. 6knowspringGuest 5 years ago

    Thanks for the share- It’s been pretty cool seeing what some of the top apps are for different categories; though it is a bit overwhelming at times to see the real-time updates, removals, and installations.

  7. ontheFritzGuest 5 years ago

    works for me.

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    downloaded just now its up and working but “my events” “top now” do not work currently.

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