Appolicious, a comprehensive iPhone app directory with a social twist, is on a roll. The startup just raised $1.5 million in funding last week and is now launching a free iPhone app that compliments its web platform.
The Appolicious iPhone app will recommend apps for you based on ratings, reviews, comments and will also let users review and rate apps from the phone itself. Appolicious pulls in professional reviews about each app and also provides you with lists about the most popular apps on its network. You can also keep track of all of your apps and share your apps and recommendations with your social graph via Twitter and Facebook.The iPhone app is similar to fellow iPhone app Chorus.
Founded in May of this year by former Yahoo VP, Alan Warms, Appolicious is hoping to expand its platform to include Android, Blackberry and other smartphone apps. Warms is a serial entrepreneur who sold his startup Buzztracker to Yahoo in 2007. The startup, which is similar in some ways to oneforty, an app directory for Twitter; also faces competition from Appsfire, 16 Apps, mPlayit, and others.