Cyrket Android Market Browser Back from AWOL!
Feb 22, 2010 10:14 AM –
Cyrket.com at one point was the first and only source to view Android Apps from Google’s Android Market on the web just how it is on the phone. Nor did you need service with a carrier to see app listing, plus it offered QR bar codes to scan which directed you to the actual Market. Some time in October of 2009 it vanished without a trace, explanation nor warning. Then other market viewers surfaced like Androlib.com, AndroidZoom.com, AppBrain.com, Bubiloop.com, and Android Touch Market.
Update: from Jay Freeman (saurik), creator of Cyrket.com and why he pulled it down:
After having been online for something like eight months (Cyrket was launched in early 2009), Cyrket was taken down by global rate limiting from Google. The competitors that surfaced simply didn’t have the comprehensive data that Cyrket had had (often being many days out of date on comments, don’t have packages from Verizon/Vodafone, etc.), which meant they were less affected by this. I didn’t want to bring it back unless I could nail it (up-to-date and comprehensive), and I think I have. I seriously doubt Cyrket will go away again any time soon.
It seems Cyrket.com popped up sort of around late january and now seems to be fully stable today with some additions: with Palm and Windows Mobile app market viewers. More stats are pumped into the site like ratings in comments, average ratings, and app pricing metrics. I really like this market viewer site but hesitant about the reliability of it staying up long term. Go check it out though!