With over 700 apps and counting, it’s becoming harder to keep up with all the great content available on a KaiOS-enabled phone. We already launched App Search to make finding content in the KaiStore easier. Now, we’re adding an intelligent app recommendation feature to ensure our users never miss a great app, and developers get rewarded for their hard work with more installs.
How does it work?
When someone browses through the KaiStore on their smart feature phone, a set of three recommended apps will appear below the app description. Whether a user looks at a specific app or checks search results, a new section – titled “You May Also Like” – shows up at the bottom of the page. The only exception is the ad-driven app view, where we display no recommendations.
An intelligent recommendation engine looks at browsing and usage patterns across our entire app ecosystem to select three “You Might Also Like” apps. From this data, plus the characteristics of the current app someone is looking at (e.g., category, popularity), three recommendations show up at the bottom of the page.
Apps that offer high-quality content and great user experiences will be placed more frequently within the “You May Also Like” recommendations, rewarding developers for producing great work.
Expanded app descriptions
Besides app recommendations, we’ve also added more details to the app descriptions:
We’re seeing reputable KaiOS app developers gaining recognition and trust from KaiOS users. For this reason, the publisher name helps people identify apps from their favorite developers.
App size shows how much impact the download of the app will have on someone’s data plan. It’s never a lot – since all KaiOS apps are incredibly light – but it’s useful information nevertheless.
We believe these additions will build further trust in our ecosystem and help remove any remaining hesitation a user might have before downloading an app. Together with our new app recommendations, KaiOS users can find more great apps and feel confident to download them!