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Brand New Yahoo! Search Engine For iOS And Android Apps

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Well now, this looks good. It’s a kind one one-stop shop with both iOS and Android apps available. After all, Yahoo don’t have any obligations on the mobile platform so have decided to step up and create an app store that works across platforms. With future plans for Microsoft, BlackBerry and Samsung in the works this could prove to be very popular.

But is it any good? Well……..

iPhone Screen

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There are some shortcomings or perhaps better described as limitations but then most app stores have these. The Yahoo App Search, as it is known has a slide show per category of app and then lists three categories beneath. These include Free Apps, Paid Apps and Highest Rated.

You can purchase the app from the App Search and send it directly to your mobile device. In the iPhone category it sends text message, as below and when you click on it, it takes you back to the Apple App Store to download. A little long winded but it works.

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This is the on screen message you receive when you have purchased your app.

Android Screen

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You can choose to view either iPhone or Android app sections at present. We’re not quite sure why Yahoo have called this section iPhone and not iOS as so many apps are universal now, but perhaps this might be changed – especially now that we have mentioned it.

Y! App Spot

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You can also use App Spot to download apps directly from and onto your device. The app is free in the Apple App Store and it allows you to search through the various apps, view Yahoo’s ‘top picks’ and of course download them. We couldn’t locate an Android version of this app, strangely but maybe that’s en-route.

Nevertheless, an interesting move – we can’t wait to see how this one pans out – stay tuned for that…

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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