With Android gaming popularity on the rise, it’s becoming harder and harder to find games that you are interested in with the flood of new daily releases. That’s where the Hooked app comes in. Hooked is an Android app that searches a database of over 250,000 games and provides “personalized game recommendations based on each users’ game preferences and ratings”.
Hooked runs off of a proprietary algorithm based on your previous game rankings and the more rankings you create, the better the recommendations. Hooked CEO Prita Uppal, explains the app like this:
“As the number of games in the Android Marketplace continues to rapidly increase, it is getting harder and harder for consumers to find the games that best fit their interest. The Hooked app is an easy-to-use resource that will help gamers find the ‘hidden gems’ in the Android Marketplace and deliver compelling content that until now was not receiving the attention it may have deserved.”
Also equipped with social integration, Hooked allows users to recommend games to friends on Facebook and Twitter. I haven’t yet had the chance to try out this app so if you end up giving it a whirl, be a pal and let us know what you think! If you want to read the whole press release that contains all of the apps additional features, jump past the break.
“Hooked” Android App Now Providing Personalized Recommendations from Over 250,000 Android Games
Game Recommendation and Discovery Platform Delivers Compelling New Games to Users
San Francisco, CA, January 20, 2012 – With approximately a quarter of a million games currently in the Android Marketplace, how can a gamer discover all of the amazing content that fits their interests? Instead of aimlessly searching the Android Marketplace or simply seeing which games top the charts, gamers are turning to Hooked, the new Android app that helps consumers discover a wide array of new games and content. The free app, from Hooked Media Group, provides personalized game recommendations based on each users’ game preferences and ratings.
The Hooked app is a game recommendation and discovery platform that uses a proprietary algorithm to learn a users’ gaming preferences, game play statistics and social mapping to provide them with personalized game recommendations and advanced search features. The more games a user ranks, the more customized the recommendations will become, thus providing the users with introductions to games that they may have never been exposed to, including those from smaller developers whose games may have not received significant exposure.
Similar to how Netflix and Pandora provide recommendations on user feedback, the Hooked app is designed to take user feedback and make the process of discovering games easier, faster and more accurate. Consumers can find the Hooked app in the Android Marketplace or at http://bit.ly/nrkqE0
“As the number of games in the Android Marketplace continues to rapidly increase, it is getting harder and harder for consumers to find the games that best fit their interest,” said Prita Uppal, CEO of Hooked Media Group. “The Hooked app is an easy-to-use resource that will help gamers find the ‘hidden gems’ in the Android Marketplace and deliver compelling content that until now was not receiving the attention it may have deserved.”
Additional features of the app include:
- Personal Dashboard: Allowing users to track all of their game play statistics
- Access to all installed games
- Details on how many games have been played
- How much time has been spent playing each game
- The ability to create a game Queue: Save games in your account to install and play later
- Community Discovery: Find out what others are playing, what games they like and don’t like
- The ability to connect with friends to see what they are playing
About Hooked Media: Hooked Media Group is a mobile platform that takes the guessing out of game discovery. Through a unique combination of user preferences, social mapping and game play statistics, Hooked provides players with personalized game recommendations. Developers benefit through increased game plays and exposure, player feedback and key measurement data. Our goal is to intelligently connect mobile players with their favorite games.http://www.hookedmediagroup.