A to-do list manager is a big yes yes. Android has some great tools for managing your tasks. I came across Astrid and Any.Do. These are a big hit amongst many users. They are increasingly replacing the traditional pen and paper of noting tasks. Especially with voice inputs, it has become ridiculously easy. Managing your tasks has become extremely smooth with both these apps, and there is no one clear winner between Astrid and Any.Do.
Being an amateur user of Android, I may not be able to give you a deep insight into the ramification of app experience. I am focussed on the simple task as to how effective these apps are in helping you create your to-do lists.
Astrid v/s Any.DO -
It seems like a fairy tale when Amit, Aniket, Akshay and Ratnadeep(our co-founders) tell us their journey. I still remember at one of our team dinners we asked them, who came up with this name “RainingClouds Technologies”. Our CEO recited their journey. It was May and the 4 of them were having long conversations about starting a company. Their conversation was interrupted with thunder showers. Thunder showers in Summer was the last thing they expected. Dancing in the rain they enjoyed themselves, when Aniket said how about “Raining Clouds”. The name encompassed the essence of a startup. It had passion, emotion, energy, drive. That marked the beginning of RainingClouds, and this is our journey -
A month back we released our android app. It was a minimum viable product, which enabled users to try apps before installing them. We received great coverages from TechCrunch, Android Tapp,Android Headlines. Our initial users widely accepted the app and gave us priceless feedback. Based on these suggestions we have planned our release. During this App Discovery chaos, we have kept our vision simple “Search, Try and then Install apps.” Guided by this simple vision we have aimed at improving user engagement with this release.
You may have heard less from us in the last couple of months. We were busy knocking features off our priority list.
In the last couple of months we have made some radical changes for the app devs. On popular demand we have incorporated the premium showcase for apps.
We have nailed the accelerometer this time. Another step forward in user experience, we now support apps which require accelerometer in their app. Simulating the touch, or a rotation gesture was relatively easy. But to simulate the various positions of the phone in the browser was a challenge. To give the accelerometer experience in the browser required some effort on our part.
Confused about a pair of shoes, or clothes, or fancy gadgets. What do you do? Ask your friends.
Similarly, confused about which twitter client to shout on, which games to play, which task apps to keep you on your toes all day. Ask your friends? Check out what app-lists your friends have to keep them happy, to keep them productive, make them laugh. And also create your own wish-lists, fun-lists, productivity-lists of apps on AppSurfer. Try apps with your friends, buy apps with your friends.
AppSurfer is getting more fun. Have you and your friends discovered the app of your day. Visit AppSurfer and start creating your app-lists today.
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Join us in welcoming our new team members! This is a small dedication for them -
AppSurfer started with dreams of four,
Little did they know what was there for them in store
As the pace began to outgrow their dream,
They realised they would need an abled team.
Then joined the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth,
The dream did once again begin to lead the race,
With more people now rearing to go,
It was no longer just a dream of four.
Swapnil(Ruby Artisan), Harshad(Rockstar designer), Shrey(Java Geek).
We are pleased to welcome you to AppSurfer.
We just moved the line on user experience, by adding tablet support for all apps on AppSurfer. Developers can demo their tablet specific apps on AppSurfer, and users can try apps made specifically for their tablets.
The small button highlighted in the image, opens the tablet popup, and the app can be tried in the tablet mode. Keep trying apps for your phone and tablet!
Do visit AppSurfer and tell us what you think about it.
Try AngryBirds in tablet mode.
Meanwhile follow us on our social channels to stay tuned on the latest releases and updates.
Recently, I came across an article which aimed at starting a social media revolution, #OccupyAppStore. It talked about how the app discovery problem is a big black hole, sucking in more and more apps. So apps need to create their own brand value and inbound marketing is the way forward. If that is the case, then i guess your app landing page will become the face of your app and your app store page will be more of a tie up with a retailer.