"Chorus users invite their friends and are active and engaged, helping shape a whole new community around shared discovery,” said Manish Jha, President and CEO of envIO networks, the company behind Chorus.
Andover, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
With over 130,000 iPhone applications available, finding the right ones can be a challenge. envIO networks’ popular and free Chrous app helps users cut through the clutter by tapping into people we trust most - our friends. Now App Store users throughout the world can connect with friends to discover apps they’ll love.
Chorus is an intuitive, fun and easy way to connect with friends to see the apps they're using, which apps they rate highly, and to stay up-to-date on the hottest new apps available. Since its release in the United States, Chorus has established itself as the clear leader in social mobile retail, and today the app makes its way to 90 additional countries worldwide.
Chorus users have collectively spent tens of thousands of hours using the service, with over a third of the users rating, reviewing, recommending, and downloading. Users download an average of three apps per month. Chorus has also focused on growing its community, and establishing an environment where consumers can exchange honest opinions about apps. To date, Chorus users have invited over 600,000 friends to join Chorus.
Chorus features real-time feeds from designated friends, displaying the top apps they are downloading, and what users are saying about them. Users save time and money by viewing what friends bought, and what they think about them, before buying or downloading. While nearly 80% of apps Chorus users own are free, Chorus users have spent over a million dollars on apps.
"We’ve received numerous requests from Chorus fans in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia," said Manish Jha, President and CEO of envIO networks, the company behind Chorus. “Chorus users invite their friends and are active and engaged, helping shape a whole new community around shared discovery.”
Chorus uses envIO's proprietary Social Genome(TM) technology to match apps we and our friends use to make highly relevant and personalized recommendations. Chorus also empowers users to share favorite apps through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and connect with friends standing right next to them.
International iPhone and iPod touch users can start enjoying Chorus today with three easy steps:
1.Download Chorus from iTunes (it's free).
2.Register so your friends can easily find you.
3.Connect with friends using Facebook or Twitter. It’s that easy.
Learn from The Pros
In addition to recommendations from your friends, Chorus aggregates opinions of leading experts via its AppMavens service. Chorus users are automatically connected to selected AppMavens. Chorus features AppMavens' reviews and ratings from trusted app reviewers from leading review sites to simplify the process of discovery and keep you on the bleeding edge of what’s hot and what’s not.
The Chorus international launch also features new upgrades from the initial version launched in the U.S. including:
1. Improved user controls for sharing on Chorus, Facebook and Twitter.
2. Simplified registration and AppPicker - helping users jump right in with more accurate initial recommendations.
3. More reviews - new version allows users to turn off "anonymity" and expose their individuality to the Chorus community.
Starting today the app is now available in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Chorus is currently being localized for additional countries and has plans to roll out major new updates in the coming months.
To see what apps your friends are downloading and what they are saying about them, download Chrous today from the App Store at http://bit.ly/ChorusDownload.
Want to see Chorus in action? Check out this video explaining the features http://tiny.cc/pk2uG.
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(at)vscconsulting(dot)com / 415-305-6041