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Google Android Application Store Browser

If you are considering getting a Google Android phone in the future - be it the only one available, the T-Mobile G1, or cell phones running the Android OS from other companies that have announced that they will support the platform - you might like to look at the Android application store to check out applications that are made available in it. One of the main reasons for the popularity of the Android operating system is the application store which lists applications that can be installed on the cell phone.

The Android application store got some great feedback last year when the application competition ended which produced more than 1000 different applications for use with Android phones. It is usually not possible to see what the Android application store has to offer unless you already have an Android phone. Not very practicable for evaluation.

That's why the guys over at Cyrket have created a mirror the Android application store on their website.

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The Android store mirror divides all Google Android applications into categories. The main page is divided into games, applications and newest contents. A click on games or applications will load a new directory level displaying subcategories. For Android applications those are Communication, Finance or Travel among others. A click on any subcategory will display a file browser (like in the image above) that will list ten Android applications per page. Applications can be sorted by popularity or date. The ratings, names, developers and versions of the Android applications are displayed in each line.

A click on a line will open a detailed view that contains a short description of the application, user comments and additional information about the selected Android application.

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Impatient users can use the search on top to see if the Android application store contains an application or game with the functionality that they need. The Cyrket website provides a great overview over all Android applications for non-Android users.

Update: The Cyrket website is no longer available and the core reason for that is that Google has launched Google Play, a store front for all things Android that lets you browse all apps available for the operating system.





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    Comments

    1. G1 Applications said on June 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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      Cyrket is a great resource. It’s particularly useful for developers to easily track reviews and user comments – allowing them to respond pretty quickly. They just need to add an RSS feed to the user comments and it’ll be set.

    2. cj said on November 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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      I was looking for android apps to see whats on it but the cryket.com does not appear to be up. Where can I get apps?

    3. ed llorca said on November 9, 2009 at 2:28 am
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      cryket.com isn’t coming up for me either.

      Why is it so hard to find a list of android apps. Google is starting to look like microsoft.

      1. Gilby3000 said on November 18, 2009 at 8:14 pm
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        Cyrket hasn’t been working for me on any platform lately. Check out Androlib.com for a very good replacement.

        Do a search for “Parallel Kingdom” and check that game out while you’re there. Very fun free game

    4. Tyler Dec said on December 7, 2009 at 8:59 am
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      I can barley even find any android apps. I have to do a very long and annoying search just to find the shitty ones. android is very disappointing.

    5. Anonymous said on March 7, 2010 at 4:57 am
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      I would love to get the knocking application for my android it is available on the iphoe

    6. david smith said on May 1, 2010 at 2:51 am
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      has anyone found a good ebook reader for android,?amazon would be great, with a good library ,better graphics on chess would also be good,would have to say iphone store still superior,

      1. Jezz B said on July 11, 2010 at 5:54 am
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        Hey, Yes there are a couple of them if you haven’t found any yet..
        Aldiko & Aldiko Premium is one of the best ebook readers with functionality to read ePub files.
        There is another one that i have recently used that has been ported from the iPhone but is terrible compared to the above.

    7. Milan said on January 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm
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      Hey guys,

      I see you all are big Android fans, so am I and would never leave it for any other operating system. If you are a big cricket enthusiast like the over million fan’s in India. I suggest you have a look at this application. Cricket_addicts

      Its a great application for people really wanting real cricket news and best of all live commentary. How cool is that. When I discovered it, that was it… It’s the best few minutes of my day :) Listening to the commentary.

      Have fun everyone. And by the way Australia is taking this world cup fo’ shizzle….

    8. SteveMcnamar said on April 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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      Awesome, i’ve already downloaded few apps from there including 4shared mobile :)) but i didn’t find 4shared music for android , so i was forced to go to android.market to download it :))
      If somebody interested , you can download it here- https://market.android.com/details?id=com.forshared.music

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