Discovering Mobile Applications Becomes Easier With New AppCrawlr Search Engine Search for Apps Based on Concepts, Not Keywords

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TipSense, LLC today announced the launch of AppCrawlr, the most relevant and useful search engine for discovering mobile applications. Using technology built from the ground up, AppCrawlr provides more relevant search results than any other source.

AppCrawlr recommends apps based on any topic, feature or interest. For example, users can conduct an app search for "having a bad day," "puzzle game" or "turn based." Users can also find apps based on any feature or characteristic such as "challenging," "replay value" or even "good hand eye coordination."

"With this new search paradigm for discovering apps, users can now quickly find the apps they actually want," said David Schorr, founder of AppCrawlr.

AppCrawlr also streamlines the search experience by allowing users to quickly filter their search results based on suggested categories and concepts. For example, a search for "jazz" can be quickly narrowed to "internet radio" or "for musicians" and then further on "for drummers," "for guitar players" or even "ear training."

A user who searches for "quotes" could select the "finance" filter if they want a stock quote app or "lifestyle" filter if they want an app for inspirational quotes. These intelligent filters save users hours of wasted time sorting through endless apps that are outside the scope of what a user is actually searching for.

Another highlight of the site is a feature comparison matrix that lets users see how features stack up across similar apps. For example, comparing the features across apps that are good for "keeping you organized" will indicate which apps are better for note taking and which ones are better for to-do lists. The ability to understand how well a feature is liked for a free app compared to a paid app will also give consumers the information they need to make an informed purchase or download decision.

With well over a million combined apps between Apple's App Store and Google's Play store and a billion apps download each week, AppCrawlr breaks through the limitations of keyword search and popularity-based rating systems and makes it possible for consumers to find the right app all the way down to the function or feature level. AppCrawlr also gives users an instant summary snapshot of an app that they could otherwise only get if they read countless reviews from start to finish.

"AppCrawlr brings a new approach to app discovery which helps users navigate through millions of options to find the most relevant apps for their needs," said Schorr. "We accomplished this by developing a new search technology that is based on concepts, instead of keywords."

Additional examples of search results on AppCrawlr include:

Staying Organized:
App Summary:
Feature Comparison:
Related Apps:

For more information about AppCrawlr, visit

About AppCrawlr

AppCrawlr and DishTip are powered by TipSense, a technology platform that systematically extracts knowledge and related concepts from vast repositories of unstructured data and brings them to the surface in a usable format. Core to this platform are breakthrough capabilities in conceptual entity recognition and content fingerprinting which help to better curate content, surface vastly cleaner signals, and offer new capabilities for search, recommendation, summarization, and guided discovery. Read more about the AppCrawlr technology.

Unlike other search sites that rely on keyword matching and are not able to leverage the concepts and signals buried in the vast amount of user generated reviews, AppCrawlr's new method of combining advanced data mining with statistical modeling technologies provides users with the most relevant and trusted recommendations for searching and discovering apps.

AppCrawlr is a self-funded venture based out of San Francisco.

SOURCE AppCrawlr


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