These days everything is about social networking, from just connecting through your Facebook or Twitter to your friends, every other app style also wants in on the act. Games like Draw Something, location tagging on FourSquare, even competitions with RaffleCopter all connecting you through your on-line persona. App Aware attempts to do the same, but this time using the base of app discovery. Think of it as Google plus meets App Brain. As well as letting you see what’s hot in various categories, you can also make friends, and comment on apps. There are sections showing every app you have installed and removed since App Aware was installed.
Ignoring the social side, the app is actually pretty decent (App Aware can be used without setting up a profile). There are sections for top apps (daily, weekly, paid, highest rated), games, editors picks, and handily new apps to the market. Each app listing will contain a full description with screen shots, ratings, likes and comments from AA users. It will show the amount of downloads, and also the amount of un-installs from AA users as well.
The social side adds an extra element, you can see what your friends are using and the apps they rate highly, as well as the ones they think are dead ducks. I compared this to App Brain earlier, but to be fair AA takes things to a far higher level. If you like trying out new apps, then its worth the install for the what’s new section alone.