Appsta – New Ways to Find Great Apps

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Appsta is a unique human-edited directory of curated apps.

Target Audience: App “lovers”, geeks, bloggers.
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    1) Look around the home page – what is your initial impression of what you see?
    Appsta is an information sharing website that supports a variety of device/OS platforms. 
    I like the look and feel of the landing page, however, it didn’t lead me to instantly guage that this was a blogging site for apps. I thought you could download apps when I read the text ‘New ways to find great apps…’

    My thought is – for sites like these which are not very conventional (more of fresh ideas), would it be good to have the ‘How it works’ handy somewhere on the top?  It does take a while to grasp that this is a blogging network. 
    2) Think of something you want to find on this website. Now try to find it. Did you find what you were looking for? Was anything confusing?
    NB: the website is still pretty empty.

    I searched for Android specific apps on Weather and found the ‘Awesome Weather’ app. I could signup easily and login. I could read the notes posted by one author, I could successfully suggest an item to the user and also create my toolbox.
    CANCEL didnt work first time around on the ‘Create a toolbox’ page. I could successfully subscribe to Appsta as well. All in all, once you get a hang of the landing page, it pretty simplified. 
    3) Are you encouraged to create a new account? To suscribe to RSS feeds or newsletters? Can you tell us why (or why not)?
    Yes, there are multiple options to promote signing up with social accounts and also subscribe to newsletters and RSS feeds. LOGIN and SIGNUP for existing and new users is obvious on the page and user does not have to struggle to search across the site. 
    4) Go to search engine of your choice and find one other company that offers a similar service. Compare the two companies. Which on do you prefer? Why?
    I used google search but didn’t come any close to a similar website encouraging a larger mass of people to share their opinions on apps. Also most sites support information limited to certain categories of devices or OS platforms.  
    Some websites researched in the past and now are: CNET,

    Found a site called Mobinga which is similar in some ways to what Appsta does, but it is not a dedicated blogging site. Hence I would stick to Appsta, when it comes to information sharing and updates.

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