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AlternativeTo for mobile devices - official launch

May 27, 2013


Maybe you’ve already read about it on Twitter or Facebook, or maybe you’ve seen it when visiting the site from your mobile phone, but today is the official launch of the mobile version of AlternativeTo. It has been in production for quite some time but now it’s finally here and we’re pretty happy with the result. Check it out by opening AlternativeTo in your mobile phone’s browser (you will be redirected automatically) or by visiting the exact URL:

The intention has been to create a fast, user-friendly version formatted for mobile browsers and to focus on core functionally first. You can browse or search for applications and their alternatives, with the help from the platform and license filters that you’re used to. When you have found what you were looking for you can quickly go to the official website or the app store that matches the device you’re browsing from. iOS users will see a button taking them directly to the App Store app and Android users will be taken to the Google Play Store and so on.

If you’re browsing from an iPhone then you can add AlternativeTo to your home screen and get a more app-like experience when you launch it from the new icon that is created on your device. If you have a phone with a ”retina display” you’ll be happy to see that the graphics on the site are ready for high resolutions, except for some application’s icons.

Let us know what you think of the new mobile version and if you have any feature requests then please share them as well. You can reach us via emailor via public channels such asTwitterandFacebook.