IMDb and DropZap Represent the Top Free and Paid Socially Recommended Apps According to envIO Networks’ iPhone App Chorus

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First issued in December 2009, the new report focuses on the most popular free and paid socially recommended apps within the Chorus community.

“Chorus has become an extremely popular and valuable tool among app users, helping them connect with the people they trust most to discover apps that are most relevant from the thousands of choices available,” said Vladimir Edelman, VP of Marketing and Bu

envIO networks, a leading social networking software development company, today announces new user data based on activity from its popular Chorus iPhone Application. First issued in December 2009, the new report focuses on the most popular free and paid socially recommended apps within the Chorus community.

Since it’s launch in November of last year, Chorus users have invited on average 75 friends. Chorus users are active and engaged, with over a third of the daily users generating activity – rating, reviewing and commenting on friends’ activities. The community based on shared interests and the discovery of applications is booming as people try to manage the vast amount of iPhone apps to hit the market. Chorus is currently available on iPhone and iPod touch, making it easy for users to connect with friends, see their activities, and share recommendations. envIO is developing Chorus for other leading smart phone platforms. This will help users connect with friends to discover valued apps irrespective of the type of smart phone their friends use.

Based on the latest data, the most popular free and paid apps for December were IMDb and DropZap, which took over for FunMail and Touch DJ respectively. Demonstrating continuing evolution in consumer tastes and preferences, not one of the top recommended apps from November made it to December’s top ten list.

The following activity was based over the month of December 2009, covering tens of thousands of user interactions and download attempts.

Top 10 Most Recommended Apps Among Chorus Community December 2009:

This Month
Rank             App Name                         Price
1    Debut         IMDb                                     Free
2    Debut         AccuWeather.com             Free
3    Debut         Dragon Dictation                 Free
4    Debut         AT&T Mark the Spot            Free
5    Debut         redbox                                    Free
6    Debut         Bing                                        Free
7    Debut         fring                                        Free
8    Debut         Ustream Live Broadcaster Free
9    Debut         Background Check App     Free
10    Debut         Order Pizza                         Free

Top 10 Free Apps for December 2009 based on buy attempts:

This Month
Rank    Change from Last    App Name                         Price
1            Debut                            IMDb                                     Free
2            No Change                    AccuWeather.com             Free
3            Debut                            AT&T Mark the Spot            Free
4            Debut                            Background Check App     Free
5            Debut                            Dragon Dictation                 Free
6            Debut                            Order Pizza                         Free
7            Down 4                            redbox                                 Free
8            Debut                            Bing                                        Free
9            Debut                            Ustream Live Broadcaster Free
10            Debut                            fring                                        Free

Top 10 Paid Apps for December 2009 based on buy attempts:

This Month
Rank    Change from Last    App Name                                                     Price
1            Debut                            DropZap                                                    $0.99
2            Debut                            Santa's Run                                             $ 0.99
3            Debut                            1Password Pro                                        $7.99
4            No Change                    Garters & Ghouls                                    $2.99
5            Down 2                            AppButler - App Organizer                 $0.99
6            Debut                            Pig Rush                                                 $0.99
7            Debut                            WhatsApp Messenger                         $0.99
8            Debut                            MobileRSS for Google RSS Reader $3.99
9            Debut                            iBALLS:STEEL                                        $0.99
10         Down 4                         Park'n Find                                             $0.99

“Chorus has become an extremely popular and valuable tool among app users, helping them connect with the people they trust most to discover apps that are most relevant from the thousands of choices available,” said Vladimir Edelman, VP of Marketing and Business Development of envIO networks, the company behind Chorus. “Social recommendation of relevant apps is a paradigm shift in the discovery process, helping users save time and money. For app publishers, Chorus and its Social Genome engine represent an innovative way to track and reach their most avid fans and their friends.”

About Chorus
Chorus™ was developed by the team at envIO networks, inc. Chorus, is currently available as a standalone app from Apple's App Store via iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/ygcas9u

About envIO networks, inc.
envIO Network's patent-pending Social Genome™ technology leverages social networks to help consumers discover relevant mobile apps and content. envIO is working with leading network operators, device manufacturers, publishers, developers and advertisers to incorporate the power and persuasion of the consumer's own social network into the mobile app and content selection process. envIO was founded by a seasoned entrepreneurial team with a track record of successful start-ups in the wireless platform and application spaces. The company is backed by premier venture capital companies, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.

For more information please contact: Vijay Chattha / AppLaunchPR for Chorus & envIO Networks vijay@vscconsulting.com / 415-305-6041

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