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Appolicious is a mobile app discovery service dedicated to helping consumers and businesses find iOS and Android applications. Through web services, companies including Best Buy, OEMs, and carriers license algorithmic-based app search, recommendations, and associated services via APIs developed by Appolicious. The Appolicious algorithms are based on metadata that is generated through social graph and app ownership, user-generated content, and editorial content and classification. The Appolicious network includes,, (video reviews) as well as an iPhone app and an Android app. In addition, Yahoo! Inc. is also a distributor of Appolicious. Chicago-based Appolicious Inc. was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Alan Warms, and is backed by Apex Venture Partners.