Mar 22 AT 8:11 PM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

AppBrain: One third of Android Market apps are spam

Everyone reported that the Android Market crossed the 30,000 app mark last week, but how many of the programs are worthy of a download and how do you locate them?

One way to cut through all the crap is to filter out the spam.

AppBrain is a new service that aims to provide the fastest way to get and share Android apps. The website is paired with an Android client (AppBrain Market Sync) which allows easy syncing between website and phone.

The service recently analyzed the Android Market and found that 359 developers spammers had released 10,000 junk applications. AppBrain now automatically filters out these junk apps so that search results are more relevant.

I’ve tested the service out and it definitely offers some unique features like desktop syncing, but I still prefer AppAware for application discovery. The sign up process is pretty simple (uses your Google account) so give it a try and let us know what you think.

With AppBrain you can:

  • Manage your apps from your desktop
  • Get new app recommendations
  • Install apps from the desktop
  • Do fast uninstalls
  • Create shortcuts
  • Share apps with friends

Source: AppBrain Blog

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