AppZapp: Honey, I Zapped the AppStore

AppZapp - ConIT AG

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AppZapp Video iPhone App Review


App Zapp for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

With the AppStore now sporting over 400,000 apps, it’s little wonder that developer ConIT AG thought to make AppZapp for the iPhone. The iPhone app helps us mere mortals keep track of the ever-changing prices, sales, categories and hot commodities, all while making use of an excellent interface to boot. Check out our full iPhone app review below for an in-depth look at AppZapp.

Form and Functionality

If this were the GRE, we’d say that AppZapp is to the AppStore as App Brain is to the Android Market. The app attempts to be a one-stop-shop for all your iOS application needs, providing information on price drops and changes, as well as any apps that are simply too hot to be ignored. AppZapp pulls all of its data straight from the iTunes store. Once yanked, that data is then split across three devices for you to filter through: iPhone, iPad (via their HD version), and Mac. But that’s just the beginning! From there you’re free to sift through the pile via price, language, popularity, and age. Combined with an in-house rating network supported by AppZapp’s community, you’re looking at an immense repository for application information.

AppZapp is not without its gray areas: Though there’s plenty of specificity offered, I do wish the iPhone app allowed for even more filtering. Setting a specific price range, for instance, would be a nice addition. The iOS app does allow you to target certain apps for price changes, though, which is a nice touch.

 

Design

AppZapp for iPhone

AppZapp for iPhone

AppZapp reminds me a lot of the native Facebook for iPhone application, with its grid-wall of features splayed across the home screen. Navigating the app’s facets could not be simpler, though managing some of the settings may take you a minute as they can be quite dense. AppZapp also features two distinct themes, one a cool blue and the other monster oriented—you’ll likely want to stick to the blue, though. The app is advert-supported, meaning you’ll have to suffer through banner ads unless you’re willing to pay $1.99 to have have them removed. Similarly, the app is fully capable of pushing price change notifications to you, but you’ll have to fork over another dollar via an in-app purchase to get the job done.

Overall Value

If you’re looking for a quicker way to peruse the AppStore’s slush-pile, then AppZapp has everything you want in spades. If you’re a serious app-head, and want to dive in even deeper, the app becomes even more useful with some (semi-pricy) in-app purchases.

At the end of the day, whether you have an express need for AppZapp in your app-drawer or not, the app does bring a lot to the table. It’s well-designed and easy-to-use, meaning you’ve got nothing to lose by giving it a test-drive and potentially many apps to gain.

 

AppZapp requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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