AppBrain.com Auto-Filters Spam Apps from Android Market
Mar 18, 2010 4:28 PM –
AppBrain.com, website to find apps from the Android Market and sync downloads to your phone, launched a spam filter for many of the crap apps found in the Market. When asked how the idea came about, Uwe Maurer of AppBrain quotes:
“We decided to do something about this. We filter spam applications out of the listings on AppBrain. We were able to remove nearly 10,000 apps (which were created by just 359 developers), which boosts the fraction of highly rated apps in the remaining 20K by more than 50%.”
Next time you’re browsing AppBrain you can see the filter in action. For example, searching “Tennis” yields all app results however the apps filtered as spam are grey out; still accessible, but a clear indicator to not waste your time with.
Recently many tech blogs regurgitated Google’s Android Market tipping over 30,000 Android apps while AndroLib.com reports at over 37,000 currently. Whichever number you go by, using AppBrain could rid you of 10k useless apps which helps consumers discover the best Android apps.