AppSurfer brings (Android) tablet apps to the web [Try before you buy]
Mumbai based AppSurfer, which wants to be the Youtube of Android Apps has enabled developers to demo their tablet specific apps on AppSurfer, and users can now try (and buy) apps made specifically for tablets.
Given Android’s fragmentation and how broken App discovery is, AppSurfer‘s unique piece of technology provides a ‘try before you buy’ model to app consumers (better implementation than Google’s 15 minutes refund policy?).
The platform enables app owners to upload their apps (i.e. the .APK file) on Appsurfer site, immediately own an ‘app webpage’ that showcases their app on a virtual phone and then allow developers to share that page amongst friends, colleagues and clients. With just a few minutes of effort, developers can create a virtual, Internet presence of their app that otherwise remains buried in mobile app stores. Developers/Publishers can also embed the app on their blogs/pages, making it easy for consumers to actually see how the app works.
The moment users is done with the trial and decides to buy an app, they can navigate to Play store. In terms of features, AppSurfer currently supports GPS, Rotation of android phone, Audio output and single tap or double tap, drag. The platform doesn’t support Accelerometer support, Multitouch support or Apps dependent on ARM native libraries.
Appsurfer: Traction so far
AppSurfer Amit Yadav shares that in last two months, the platform has seen close to 100k+ app session runs and 4000+ developers have signed up for platform. On an average Appsurfer enabled apps convert 15% leads to downloads, which is far more better than available competitors.
The company has received an early, Rs. 1 crore investment commitment from One97 Mobility Fund and has added Games2Win founder, Alok Kejriwal to its board (they launched DroidCloud at UnPluggd and later rebranded to AppSurfer which was showcased at Appnomy conference).