MyMarket:: Filtering the Garbage of the Android Market

mymarket androidMyMarket is awesome. In short it allows you to scan through the market for great apps without having to see the same junk all of the time. Filter out developers completely or certain types of apps by key words such as theme, calculator, etc.

You can also recommend and bookmark apps to other users of the mymarket app. This is a great idea!!!!The app moves remarkably fast and has all the browsing options you could wish for.

Below I have provided a summarized version of the developers summary and instructions. The complete version can be found on their website:

mymarket01MyMarket is a customizable overlay for the Android market which allows you to bookmark, recommend, remove, filter and preview items in the listings. The aim of this project is to bring more fun into browsing new and popular apps and games.

– Keyword filter for title & dev

– Description and comments preview

– Bookmark, recommend and remove items

– View recommendations based on user votes

– Basic search function

– My Downloads with Updates

– US and EU market results


MyMarket works quite similar to the normal Android market. The main categories are “Applications” and “Games” (with subcategories), “My Downloads” and Search, as well as Bookmarks, Recommended and Removed. In the settings users can select US or EU market results, and the way of searching for updates of installed apps.


A single click on items toggles the options (detail preview, recommend, bookmark, send via mail, remove), a long click opens the Android market. The light bulb icon brings up a preview of the description and the first 3 comments of an app.


mymarket04The menu includes the “Change View” to switch between free, paid and both type of apps, and “Filter”. Custom filters can be created to remove items which include certain keywords (in the title or developer name).

Recommendation System

The recommendations of apps and games are generated each hour, based on how often this item was recommended by MyMarket users in the last few weeks. An item needs 4 votes to be included in the recommendations, and the number of votes are displayed below the rating.


On browsing the category listings and adding a new filter, the last clicked items will be suggested (autocomplete) when entering the keyword.


Jacob S Paulsen

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