Being a smartphone owner in an Apple-dominated world used to be tough. As a fairly early adopter of an Android device, I was always secretly jealous of the iPhone crowd, playing Angry Birds and showing off their apps, while I scoured the Android market, coming up with a much more modest selection.
Developers are more likely to create applications that are compatible with the market leaders, and this is proven when you look at the size of Apple's iTunes Store in comparison to Blackberry's App World, Nokia's Ovi Store and the Android Marketplace. But the mobile landscape is finally changing; the gap between Apple and their competitors has closed and it is now time for developers to reevaluate the market.
This is exactly what AllTheTopBananas.com have done, and last month marked the launch of their job seeking application for Android. The app has a wide range of features that can help you to search anytime, anywhere, which means that those normally wasted, 5 minutes here and there can now be used to find a job. Perfect!
The application lets you search over 200,000 jobs sourced from all over the web on your Android device, by simply entering your chosen search criteria. Typing is kept to a minimum as the app enables you to save your favourite searches, making repeating a search quick and easy.
One of my favourite features of the AllTheTopBananas app is the 'Live Search' which lets you see what other people are searching for in real-time. The results appear over the top of a map of the UK, and it can be quite addictive watching the different search criteria popping up and disappearing. If you want to conduct one of the searches that you see, then you can just tap the text to perform the search.
The job search notification feature lets the app work for you. Simply type in your search criteria and select the 'notify me of new matches' button. Whenever a new job is advertised that matches your search, even when the app is closed, it will appear in the main notification bar of your Android device. That means that even when you're finished searching, your app won't stop trying to find your perfect job.
Other features of the app include full integration with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and access to current job seeking advice, so that you can still brush up on your interview techniques even on the journey there, as long as you aren't driving, of course.
The AllTheTopBananas Job Search application is available to download from the Android Marketplace for free, so why don't you try it out today?