Yahoo! Introduces App Search for iOS and Android

February 4th, 2012 at 6:55 am

The popularity of Yahoo! may be slowly declining as of late, but the search engine attempts to remain relevant with a search program solely for apps. Yahoo introduces the App Search, which provides users to browse through apps available in both iTunes App Store and Android Market. This free service can be seen as a tab to Yahoo’s search page.

Results can be displayed by both price and category, while Android and iOS apps are sorted in separate tabs. These apps can be downloded by either sending the DL link to your smartphone, scanning the QR code, or just clicking through to the Android Market or iTunes. Users who want to get the in-demand apps can check out the “trending now” interface; they can also post and read app reviews.

Now the question is: Why the need for an app search when you can browse directly in iTunes and Android? Of course, there is a reason for it. You can never tell if someone out there owns both an iPhone and Android handset.

Source: Android Central, via Engadget