Having trouble finding new games on Google Play?
Google Play is an ever expanding marketplace with the number of apps available now surpassing the 600,000 mark. Many of these apps are games, both free to play and premium. The choice is excellent, however finding something new or in a genre which you like can often be difficult. Also new indie developers can struggle to get their games noticed when the likes of Angry Birds and the ever growing number of PopCap, Zynga and Magma Mobile games sit forever in the top listings.
Enter Stream Media, the creators of Applorer. Applorer is designed to use a predictive system that collates information about your social activity to make suggestions on new games. Essentially the more of a certain type of game you play, the more of that type will be displayed to you. Applorer also has the ability to filter by around 20 categories including RPG, tower defense, FPS, casual etc. You can one touch install directly from the Applorer interface so you need not enter the Google Play store to get your game.
Applorer aims to solve these problems by going beyond the current “like / dislike” recommendation system, to develop a more accurate “predictive” system that suggests games based on users’ gameplay history, social activity and other data. This data will help us analyze patterns on what the consumer could possibly want to play next, so that we can recommend more relevant games to them.
Listed games are handpicked by Applorer’s editorial team and the ‘featured’ games change daily as opposed to on Google Play where marketing budgets can keep a big name game prominent for weeks.
Applorer provides notifications on updates for games you have installed and is linked to social media allowing you to log in via Facebook to share information about achievements, downloads and purchases. As an added bonus a built in manager ‘My Games’ scans your device for all installed games and allows you to launch from there – perfect for cleaning up your home screens as you can remove all the app shortcuts for games and just use Applorer. It even found a couple of games on my phone I’d forgotten I’d installed!
I’ve only had an evening for a quick play with Applorer but my initial impressions were very good. The interface is slick and it seems to do what it says on the tin. Installing a new game through Applorer was as simple as with Google Play and I’ve cleared up the clutter on the home screen I dedicate for games (which for someone who obsesses over the shortcut placement on my phone pleases me greatly). Read on below for an infographic by Stream Media highlighting the issues with finding games on Google Play. Because everyone loves infographics.
You can download Applorer for free on the Google Play store.