Every week the Hot Apps competition brings us exciting new apps. To keep you up to date we’ve started a weekly summary highlighting the interesting stuff and giving you tips to improve your own apps.
The big news this week: the #1 spot in the Free category has changed! Pandora is now the big winner, followed by the Weather Channel and Helicopter Game in the second and third spots. AccuWeather has also just entered the 10k bracket. Apparently people like their weather.
This week’s other success story is Tweet Me. It came out of nowhere to dominate the Fast Movers section, going from nothing to the 1K bracket in less than a week. It is no longer at the top of the Fast Movers, but that was inevitable after such a meteoric rise. Tweet Me is now #50 and still rising. I think Tweet Me may have the 10k bracket in it’s sights.
How did Tweet Me rise so quickly even though the competition has been going for more than three months? Simple: they wrote a great looking apps with good features. Every screen of Tweet Me shows incredible attention to detail. It has become my personal favorite Twitter app thanks to the great use of notifications. Not only does the app show me when I have new tweets, but it uses a nice glowing dot to indicate which category of tweets has been updated. The guys at Catalyst Media Studios of done a great job.
That’s it for Hot Apps this week. Remember that you can spread the word about your favorite apps right from the Hot Apps website. Every app has a ‘Tweet This’ button right below the app icon. Click it to show your support for your favorite app on Twitter. We’ll see you next week with more Hot Apps.