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Sprint to feature Path on Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Torque

Sprint Nextel and social networking app Path have formed a partnership making it easier for Sprint users to find the app without having to search through the Google Play storefront. Users with Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Torque devices will have the Discover-It widget preinstalled on their phone, and the widget will spotlight select apps that Sprint recommends, including Path.

Apple extends App Store clampdown to more discovery services

Apple is expanding its App Store guidelines to restrict third-party iOS applications that allow users to recommend apps to their friends, PocketGamer reports.

Microsoft, Quixey partner to scoop up Android converts with Switch to Windows Phone app

Microsoft is partnering with app discovery service Quixey to create the new Switch to Windows Phone app, which helps Android users adjust to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform.

UPDATED: AppGratis launches online petition to protest Apple App Store ban

AppGratis has launched an online petition in an effort to persuade Apple to restore its iOS application discovery service to the App Store.

Is Apple monopolizing app discovery?

If Apple is unwilling to budge on its rule 2.25 ("Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected") then will app discovery services be pushed to mobile websites only? And more importantly, is it possible to garner that much influence over iOS users without going through an Apple-approved app?

AppGratis CEO 'sad and scared' about Apple rejection, company searching for solution

AppGratis issued a long emotional response to Apple's rejection of its app discovery service, arguing that Apple's action happened without much warning and has left the company searching for answers and a solution.

AppGratis' competitors escape Apple's knife- for now

Although Apple has removed app recommendation service AppGratis from its App Store, several other similar app discovery services remain untouched.

Verizon to preload PlayPhone's Game Portal onto all new Android devices

Verizon and PlayPhone unveiled Game Portal, a new social gaming platform that will be preloaded onto all new Verizon Android smartphones starting in the second quarter. 

Sprint, Quixey partner to simplify app discovery

Sprint Nextel and app search engine Quixey have partnered to integrate Quixey technology into the carrier's Sprint Zone and the Sprint Digital Lounge in an effort to encourage app discovery.

Apple slams the door on third-party app discovery services

Apple has revamped its iOS developer guidelines to restrict third-party app discovery and promotion, a move that could have a significant impact on app recommendation services like FreeAppADay, AppShopper and others.