That’s actually what I discovered today.
Thinking that such feature is really new, I did a few more searches about it and there I found out Yahoo! did introduced and integrated Yahoo App Search to its existing Search Services. Not only that. Yahoo! also launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Yahoo AppSpot. Yahoo! AppSpot is a free mobile app that is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android devices.
|Yahoo AppSpot for iPhone|
Yahoo App Search works by looking up relevant iPhone and Android apps based on search query from over 425,000 applications in Apple App Store, as well from the 200,000 apps in Android Market. It displays both free and paid apps, full comprehensive description and screenshots, with corresponding prices as well as star rating from users. The result page of Yahoo! App Search also features trending applications (probably based on number of downloads) so you would see other apps that would be of your interest.
|Yahoo! AppSpot for Android|
Yahoo! AppSpot works the same way, just that the interface is optimized for mobile devices. Among the best features include:
Daily Personal Picks: Unlike ‘Top Apps’ lists that provide the same apps day after day, you’ll get new, personalized app suggestions on a daily basis, so you’re always introduced to the latest, most interesting, and relevant apps.
More Precise Results: Using Yahoo!’s sophisticated search technology, quickly zero-in on an app by showing matching app titles as well as related keywords as you type.
Related Apps: Discover similar apps within the “more apps you’ll love” section to find related apps that best match your needs.
At-a-Glance Shopping: Review the price, overall star ratings, screenshots, and description all on one screen to avoid the endless scrolling.
Fast & Easy Downloads: Direct links to the specific app pages within the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace make downloading an app a snap.
You can try Yahoo App Search by visiting apps.search.yahoo.com, and you can download AppSpot for iPhone and AppSpot for Android via the links. Note that AppSpot for iPhone is not available in Philippine Store just yet, but it can be downloaded from U.S. Store. Being said that, you’ll need an Apple ID that is valid for purchase in US iTunes Store.