8/25/2012

Gone Google Again: Apps To Play

Gone Google Again: 

Apps To Play

Most of my apps are Google integrated. Of course, GPS Map has totally Gone Google. Over the last few days, I've created another Android app that has gone Google again! My newest Gone Google app is Apps To Play, and it integrates only with the Google Play Store app, or a browser at this point.

This app is intended to make searching the Google Play Store for Android apps easier. Starting with some of the URIs found at https://developer.android.com/distribute/googleplay/promote/linking.html, it creates an intent to let you start either a browser or the Google Play Store app. Unlike the Google Play Store app, it permits searching directly by developer. For some reason, trying to search the Google Play Store app for the Best Selling in Games collection fails, but it succeeds in the browser.

One of the features that makes using the app convenient is that it stores in a database any unique searches that are typed in the AutoCompleteTextView for app classpath, developer, and keyword searches. I've made it even easier to search for "Google, Inc." as the developer, as well as "WrightRocket", by populating the database used for the AutoCompleteTextView developer names.

I considered populating the database used for the AutoCompleteTextView app classpaths with all the Google applications, but there are too many to be practical. Some also may not be available in certain markets, or even available from the Play Store. Anyway, here are the ones that I have installed with google in their classpath that I suspect are from Google:

com.froogloid.kring.google.zxing.client.android
com.google.android.apps.adk2
com.google.android.apps.androidify
com.google.android.apps.authenticator2
com.google.android.apps.blogger
com.google.android.apps.books
com.google.android.apps.chrometophone
com.google.android.apps.currents
com.google.android.apps.docs
com.google.android.apps.enterprise.dmagent
com.google.android.apps.finance
com.google.android.apps.gesturesearch
com.google.android.apps.giant
com.google.android.apps.googlevoice
com.google.android.apps.iosched
com.google.android.apps.magazines
com.google.android.apps.maps
com.google.android.apps.offers
com.google.android.apps.orkut
com.google.android.apps.panoramio
com.google.android.apps.plus
com.google.android.apps.reader
com.google.android.apps.schemer
com.google.android.apps.shopper
com.google.android.apps.translate
com.google.android.apps.tvremote
com.google.android.apps.unveil
com.google.android.apps.uploader
com.google.android.backup
com.google.android.feedback
com.google.android.gm
com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
com.google.android.gsf
com.google.android.gsf.login
com.google.android.location
com.google.android.maps.mytracks
com.google.android.marvin.intersectionexplorer
com.google.android.marvin.talkback
com.google.android.music
com.google.android.partnersetup
com.google.android.setupwarlock
com.google.android.setupwizard
com.google.android.stardroid
com.google.android.street
com.google.android.syncadapters.bookmarks
com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar
com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
com.google.android.talk
com.google.android.tts
com.google.android.videos
com.google.android.voicesearch
com.google.android.youtube
com.google.android.ytremote
com.google.earth
com.google.zxing.client.android

To find the apps by Google, to get going Gone Google yourself, use the Developer search for Google Inc. Not missing an opportunity to promote my own applications, however, I did populate the database with the app classpaths for my own applications:

com.appspot.wrightrocket.GPSMap
com.appspot.wrightrocket.GPSMapPro
com.wrightrocket.appstoplay
com.appspot.wrightrocket.amazing
com.appspot.wrightrocket.kmlkmz
com.appspot.wrightrocket.timeit
com.wrightrocket.amazingmap
com.wrightrocket.appstoplay
com.wrightrocket.kmlkmz
com.wrightrocket.theshowfree
com.wrightrocket.theshow


So, go get Apps To Play on Google Play! 
Then, use it to easily find the Android apps you want, and Go Google! 

Disclaimer: I am only paid by Google in the form of sales from my Android apps, the advertising revenue generated from them, and by this and other websites that feature Google AdMob or AdSense ads.

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