There were simpler times when the only smartphone platform available was Symbian. In those times all intelligent devices could easily communicate between them thanks o the same OS, but over time the smartphone market has been taken over by the likes of iOS and Android. Imagine the next scenario: you have just found a great new app on your Android running device and you want to share it with your friend who happens to use an iOS device. The only thing you could do is to tell your friend the app’s name and let him search for it on his own market in hopes of finding it. Wouldn’t it be nicer to just give him a link of the application from his own iTunes store? This is exactly the purpose of this article, showing you an easy and efficient way of browsing the iTunes app store from an Android running device.
Of course, the ability to browse the iTunes store comes via installing an app from the Google Play store, and that application is named Apps Explorer. Quite a long name for such a good app if you were to ask us, but then again its functionality demanded it. As its name suggests, this application is only capable of exploring the iTunes store, and this is mostly thanks to the Apple DRM protection, but as more and more apps tend to find a home on both competing operating systems this may not be such a big problem after all.
All you have to do in order to enjoy sharing apps with your friends on iOS is to install the application from here. It is free so no need to worry about paying some of your hard earned money. The first thing you will notice after installing the app and running it is that you will be presented with the Top Paid apps in the iTunes store. From here on you can do a couple of things to speed up your searching: you can browse for an app by its name or by its developer or view all the apps by their respective categories. These features tend to come more in handy if you are a developer and want to keep track of how your apps are doing on both platform from a single device, but they also come in handy in the scenario we made up above.
As any respectable app, the Apps Explorer offers a settings tab where you can customize the look and feel of the app itself as well as the language or even the country you want to search in. This is especially useful if you are living in a country where not all apps are available.
For now this is the best app that allows cross platform store browsing, but as more and more people turn to either Android or iOS I bet we will even see a an app running on iOS that has the same functionality towards the competition in the pretty near future. Until then enjoy this app and make the most out of it with your friends.
If you missed the download link above here is another one: Apps Explorer.