Background Check and Let’s Golf Represent the Top Free and Paid Apps for January 2010 According to envIO Networks’ Chorus

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envIO networks, a leading social networking software development company, today announces the top ten most recommended apps within the Chorus community, as well as the top ten free and paid apps based on download attempts

“We’ve received great feedback from publishers and developers who are looking for helpful tools to help them track the hottest apps that users are downloading,” said Vladimir Edelman, VP of Marketing and Business Development of envIO networks.

envIO networks, a leading social networking software development company, today announces new user data based on activity from its popular Chorus iPhone Application. The Chrous January report focuses on the top ten most recommended apps within the Chorus community, as well as the top ten free and paid apps based on download attempts.

Since it’s launch in 2009, more than a hundred thousand users have used Chorus to keep track of what apps their friends are recommending and downloading. The community is based on shared interests and aiding the app discovery process by making it easy for users to connect with friends, see their activities, and provide recommendations.

Chrous makes it easy to manage the vast amount of iPhone apps to hit the market, and allows users to connect with friends to discover valued apps regardless of the smart phone their friends use. Chorus is currently available on iPhone and iPod touch, and has recently launched internationally in 90 additional countries around the world.

Chorus users are active and engaged, with over a third of the daily users generating activity – rating, reviewing and commenting on friends’ activities. Chorus users are also incredibly social, with the average user inviting 78 friends to try out the app.

Based on the latest data, the most popular free and paid apps for January were Background Check and Let’s Golf, which took over for IMDb and DropZap, respectively. Another interesting trend witnessed in this report is that 28 of the 30 apps that made it to the list made their debut, which again emphasizes the popularity of new apps among discerning Chorus users.

The following top ten lists for January 2010 were based on tens of thousands of user interactions and download attempts.

Top 10 Most Recommended Apps Among Chorus Community January 2010:

This Month
Rank        App Name    Price
1    Debut     FastMall Free
2    Debut     PrinterShare Free
3    Debut     ICE Free
4    Up 5     Background Check App Free
5    Debut     Engadget Free
6    Debut     Waze: Community GPS navigation Free
7    Debut     Words With Friends Free Free
8    Debut     pMessenger LE (WITH PUSH) Free
9    Debut     INRIX TRAFFIC! Free
10    Debut     SPACE DEADBEEF Free

Top 10 Free Apps for January 2010 based on download attempts:

This Month
Rank    Change from Last    App Name    Price
1    Up 3     Background Check App Free
2    Debut     LEGO Photo Free
3    Debut     Drum Kit LITE Free
4    Debut     Gunman Free
5    Debut     Daily Fail Free
6    Debut     ShoutOUT Free
7    Debut      INRIX TRAFFIC! Free
8    Debut     Stanza Free
9    Debut     Lumosity Brain Trainer Free
10    Debut     USPS Mobile Free

Top 10 Paid Apps for January 2010 based on buy attempts:

This Month
Rank    Change from Last    App Name    Price
1    Debut     Let's Golf! $1.99
2    Debut     Little Runner $0.99
3    Debut     Outside $2.99
4    Debut     Rat On The Run $0.99
5    Debut     Sand Garden $0.99
6    Debut     Total Control Remote Edition $59.99
7    Debut     WritePad $1.99
8    Debut     ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of Incursion $4.99
9    Debut     Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars $9.99
10    Debut     Star*Burst $1.99

“We’ve received great feedback from publishers and developers who are looking for helpful tools to help them track the hottest apps that users are downloading,” said Vladimir Edelman, VP of Marketing and Business Development of envIO networks, the company behind Chorus. ”Users of the app find it very helpful as well and we’ve seen a big increase in user activity. The average user now recommends the app to nearly 80 of their friends and downloads an average of three apps a month, which shows the tremendous power of growth through viral and social recommendations.”

envIO is developing Chorus for other leading smart phone platforms and is planning to announce rollouts in several new languages in the coming months.

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.

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