April 25, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Alcala de Henares, Spain - Blue Graphene S.L. today is pleased to announce App Free 1.5 for iOS, an update to their free Utility app that provides daily listings of App Store apps and games that are free, or reduced in price, for a short time. Rated the number one free Utility in the App Stores of 10+ different countries, all listings are continuously updated for accuracy. App Free allows the user to browse through apps that are free, on sale, or featured. Also available are VIP Points where users gain redeemable points for trying new apps. The app can be set to display list prices and sale prices in any of the following currencies: USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, YEN, or AUD.
Extremely successful throughout the world, App Free has over 3,000,000 free downloads, and is rapidly growing. As a "Discount Catcher" app, it is a powerful meta-app, an app about other apps. It has achieved its great popularity through word-of-mouth rather than advertising. The app is ad supported via ads from AdMob, but in this context, they are completely unobtrusive and supply relevant and interesting news.
App Free launches and functions in portrait mode, and contains a scrolling list of apps and games, and four buttons on the bottom: Free, On Sale, VIP Free, and VIP Points. Free is the default setting, and the app displays the Free heading and 21 different Categories: All (all games and apps listed), Games, Books, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Health, Life Style, Medicine, Music, Navigation, News, Photography, Productivity, Reference, Social Networking, Sports, Trips, Utilities, and Weather. On an average day, a total of more than 1,000 apps are listed (approximately 300 newly listed free apps, along with hundreds of games and apps that remain listed from previous days).
Touching any category listing, e.g. Games, activates a push transition revealing a scrolling list of free games classified as: New Today, New Yesterday, Two Days Ago, and Older. Each game listing includes the game's icon, full name, normal price, and a Free! button which takes the user to a complete description of the game's awards and international sales rankings, plus a full description of the game's premise and features, including screen shots. Selecting the Free! button again, automatically takes the user to the game's iTunes App Store page where it may be downloaded and installed free.
* Find free-for-a-day apps and sale apps easily
* All apps info is updated daily
* Track which apps have become cheaper, or even free
* Spot one-time-only opportunities
* All apps listed may be downloaded from the App Store
* All categories of iOS apps and games are listed daily
Touching the On Sale button at the bottom of the screen brings up a scrolling list much like the previous one labeled Free, but this list is entitled On Sale. Again, listings are broken down chronologically, with the newest apps listed first. Normal prices for each item are listed in red with sale prices listed in green. Discounts range from 15% to 75%, and sale prices include inexpensive, mid-priced, as well as expensive iOS apps and games.
The VIP Free button displays the same type of scrollable list as mentioned previously, containing 21 different Categories. Listed are more than 1,000 apps that may be viewed by redeeming VIP Points. Touching the VIP Points button displays a scrollable list of hundreds of apps and games (free, reduced, or regular price) that earn the user VIP Points when downloaded. Earned VIP Points gives the user access to the VIP Free list, and they also remove the ads from the app.
"Right now there's a Photography App listed on App Free that has been selling for $4.99 (USD) on the App Store, but can be downloaded today free," commented CTO Enrique Santos. "You never know what kind of bargains and discounts you'll find on App Free. Spending a few minutes a day could save you some real cash."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3) tested
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
App Free 1.5 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. The app is free to download for review.
Blue Graphene S.L. was founded by Enrique Santos and is based in historic Alcala de Henares, Spain. Its aim is to develop creative and useful applications for the OS X and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Blue Graphene SL. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.