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AppBrain now listing popular apps according to nation, demographics

August 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Android users come from all walks of life, but there are times when some would prefer the option to see what other users like him or her are most interested in. A Justin Bieber icon pack may be popular because teenage American girls love him, but if you are an adult male from Brazil, you probably have no use for that type of app.

App discovery tool has added additional filters to organize popular apps according to demographics.

Already popular for making it possible to install apps from the web and discover what others are using, now reveals the apps that are most popular in select countries, gender, or age groups. Only 15 nations and 6 groups have categories because not all countries have enough members to obtain reliable data. Those countries, as of Aug. 20, 2010, are:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Australia
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Hong Kong
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Portugal.

The groups: Men, Women, Youngest people, People in their 20′s, People in their 30′s, Older people. These sub-category filters are optional; visit to take advantage of these new features. Other improvements to the website, according to the AppBrain blog, include:

  • Filtering “Hot Apps” section by category
  • Filter only free, paid, new, updated, or price-reduced apps
  • Filter app sections (Tools, Games, etc.) according to people group
  • Slight changes to the