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Sep
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With the flood of Android apps hitting the Market everyday, finding exactly what you're looking for can be difficult and frustrating. Typically, when any of my Android-carrying friends are looking for new apps to play with, they ask me for suggestions. Likewise, I hit up my fellow editors when looking for something new and interesting to fiddle with (and let's not forget about Artem's awesome app roundups).

The crew over at AppBrain must've realized that, while their current app discovery system is good, the social element of finding new apps is the direction most people go. With that in mind, they created a new discovery service called AppBrain Stream -- a social way to discover new apps.

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Basically, think Facebook for apps. When a user that you follow installs (or uninstalls) a new app, it shows up in your stream. Want personalized app recommendations? With Stream, you got it. You can also review items on-the-fly, post messages (and reply) to your followers, ask for app recommendations from other users (as opposed to AppBrain-suggested ones), and stay on top of updates for installed apps -- all in your stream.

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You can also login with your Facebook,Twitter, or Google account and Stream will automatically connect you with friends who are currently using the service -- a nice, seamless feature.

AppBrain Stream is available now, so go check it out.

[via AppBrain Blog]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://cineblur.com Brent Pierce

    Wow, this looks pretty stinkin' interesting. If this stream could somehow show up in my Facebook timeline, that would be better.

  • archoy

    I need 'another' social media group like I need another arm. No thank you.

    • Nocturnhabeo

      I whole-heartedly agree. Same with a hole in my head

    • Al McDowall

      Not to be flippant, but another arm would be really useful, to me at least.

  • http://lavadip.com Harshad

    AppAware has been doing this for a long time now.