Yahoo!®Launches AppSpot for Windows® Phone 7 Apps
Yahoo! has released a new service called AppSpot, which lets you search for apps for different platforms including Windows Phone 7, Android, Apple etc. The new service will give Yahoo! an edge in the apps market, as it had not ventured in the Smart devices market, like Google or Microsoft. With this new service, Yahoo! will be a neutral player in terms of providing services for Smart devices.
AppSpot works similar to a search engine in which you can just type the name of the app that you are searching for and Yahoo will display the results from its database. Once you have located the app in the database you will be able to download it after purchasing it or for free. AppSpot will be based on different categories of search which includes games, news, gadgets, etc.
According the Yahoo! Senior Vice President, Shashi Seth, “it was time to integrate apps into our search products." The new search app will display results based on user preferences in terms of the most viewed or recommended apps. In order to increase the overall consumer base for apps-based search, Apple will pay Yahoo! a five percent fee for sales resulting from these searches. This will allow Yahoo! to venture into the smart devices market, where it has not made any developments in relation to apps development.
You can also access Windows Phone 7 apps through AppSpot which provides the latest and the most popular apps that are in the market. With the alternative to always visit Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, AppSpot will provide you with a comparison of all Windows Phone 7 apps. This comparison of apps will allow you to understand the features of all Windows Phone 7 app in detail.