Openspace Discovers The Best HTML5 Apps While Surfing the Web

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Openspace Makes it Easy to Find Applications for Gaming, Shopping, News and More that Work Across All of your Devices: Phone, Tablet and Computer

We created Openspace to allow people to organically find the best apps for any experience – travel, gaming, news, other – for any device.

The current state of app discovery is broken. There are close to one billion mobile, web and desktop applications in the market today and yet only a small percentage of those apps are being downloaded, much less found. To solve this, Openspace is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt today to make it easy to discover quality apps for phones, tablets and computers.

Unlike other app marketplaces such as Android, Chrome, or iTunes, Openspace is multi-platform and solves the app discovery challenge by organically finding apps based on web surfing activity. Openspace represents the first time that contextual discovery has been used to surface apps across various types of devices.

Openspace launches today with over 4,000 apps spanning every platform on the web including (but not limited to): iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Google TV, Google App Engine, Samsung, Salesforce, Facebook and Blackberry. Openspace currently indexes 3,000 of the most popular websites and categorizes them into 50+ topics such as gaming, lifestyle, family, finance, news, travel, shopping, music, photography, entertainment and more.

While surfing the web, Openspace recognizes the type of website- gaming, entertainment, news, traveling or other- and notifies the user in realtime that new apps are available for download. For example, going to TMZ.com will notify users of the top gaming and entertainment apps such as DailyHoroscope and Gossip Junkie. Visiting CNN.com will alert news junkies that CNN has a free app as well as other breaking headline apps like NYTimes, Fox News, Good Morning America and others. And visiting a site like TripAdvisor.com will prompt useful travel apps like Yelp and Kayak to appear.

“The appification of the web is here with thousands of new mobile and web applications emerging everyday. This has made app discovery a real problem,” said Robert Reich, co-founder and CEO of Openspace Store, Inc. “We created Openspace to allow people to organically find the best apps for any experience – travel, gaming, news, other – for any device.”

In Fall 2011, Openspace will become a multi-platform HTML5 app store allowing consumers to discover and purchase their favorite apps for all of their personal computing devices.

About Openspace
Openspace is a one-touch app marketplace for anyone to discover, install and sync apps across any smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop. Founded in June 2010, Openspace is an app store for you and all your devices. Openspace was co-founded by Robert Reich and Randy Watler and is a privately held company based in Boulder, Colo. The Foundry Group led the seed round of investment followed by prominent angel investors from Boulder and New York such as David Cohen and Zelkova Ventures. Jason Mendelson serves on the Board of Directors. For more information, please visit http://openspacestore.com or follow along on Twitter http://twitter.com/openspacestore.

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