Yahoo Launches Dedicated Search Engine for iPhone and Android Apps in UK

Yahoo has today announced the release of a unique search tool in UK called Yahoo App Search that is dedicated to mobile apps searching for iOS and Android platform and is capable of searching through 200,000+ apps from Android Market in addition to well over 425,000+ apps from Apple iTunes App Store.

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With the ever-growing number of mobile apps, there is definitely a strong need for some dedicated mobile Apps search tools with refined interface which could help users dig deep into app store catalogs to locate and discover apps more easily and accurately than by using the prevailing tools offered by official App stores.

Yahoo is now joining an already-crowded mobile Apps search space dominated by a number of start-ups that includes Xyologic, Chomp, Appolicious, AppStoreHQ, AppsFire and AppBrain to name few.

The new Yahoo App Search engine allows users discover apps for both iPhone and Android platform across neatly drawn categories like Games, Entertainment, Education, Health & Fitness, Social, Productivity, News, Sports, Books & Reference, Business, Comics, Communication, Finance, Libraries & Demo, Lifestyle, Media & Video, Medical, Music & Audio, News & Magazines, Personalisation, Photography, Shopping, Tools, Transport, Travel & Local and Weather.

The Yahoo App Search enables users get App descriptions, price details, ratings, and total downloads in addition to a screenshot and it allows users filtering options by platform, price or genre for closer match.

Listings can further be filtered by price, device and category, and the service can also help you find Apps you might like based on the Apps you are already using.

Besides this, the Yahoo App Search service even features several tabs right on the homepage which allows users discover Top Trending, Top Free, Top Paid and Most Reviewed apps at the point of time.

The cross platform app search service also allows users provide feedback and rate the applications of their choice to help others.

After you have found the application you desire on Yahoo App search website, you can even request the download link sent to your mobile device by providing your phone number or by scanning a QR code with your mobiles camera.

According to company, Yahoo is contemplating to also including iPad specific Apps in addition to include Apps from BlackBerry World portal and even Microsoft Windows in the search results in near future.

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