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Free app providers discussion and updates

05-02-2012, 01:33 PM
#1
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Free app providers discussion and updates

Since the Amoebattles thread was closed down, I figured this thread is where we can post updates to freemyapps.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, freemyapps.com is a website that allows you to download (free) sponsored apps to earn credits. The credits allow you to redeem for otherwise paid-for apps.

I am no way affiliated with freemyapps.com. But I think it's a great service to allow gamers like myself to save a few bucks here and there.

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05-02-2012, 01:46 PM
#2
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I still doubt about the legality of this "thing"...it's too wonderful to have great games for free to be legal at 100%

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05-02-2012, 01:50 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by foxmulderino View Post
I still doubt about the legality of this "thing"...it's too wonderful to be true
It seems legit. I believe what's happening here behind the scenes is they're buying gift codes from the App Store for $x, developers are paying them $y to have people download the featured games and advertisers are paying them $z for you to watch trailers. When you've earned enough credits that $y+$z exceeds $x by whatever profit margins they're looking for is, you get the gift code.

Keep in mind, when you're not buying something, you're the product being bought and that definitely seems to be true here.
05-02-2012, 01:56 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2011
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I now have the points for Pages and ALL APPLE APPS are gone form the site, people in the other thread said they have disappeared for a couple days before but it's been more then a couple days.


Hopefully they come back soon
05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Originally Posted by foxmulderino View Post
I still doubt about the legality of this "thing"...it's too wonderful to have great games for free to be legal at 100%
It's legal, and I've seen similar services run for various MMO's.

1. Companies pay FreeMyApps to receive a certain downloads/impressions of their apps from genuine users (and not spam/bots) at a 30sec minimum (TV commercial length).

2. Users download said free apps with the incentive of earning points to get free games.

3. Profit. A lot of downloads reward around 80 points, compared to the average $1 reward costs 260 points. With simple math, as long as companies are willing to pay more than around $0.31 for an impression, then FreeMyApps.com profits.

It's totally legal. The big question, is whether Apple accepts it or not.

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05-02-2012, 01:59 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by foxmulderino View Post
I still doubt about the legality of this "thing"...it's too wonderful to have great games for free to be legal at 100%

Not so much. The pc realm has had a few sites where if you "sign up" for things, you can obtain software in its library that is otherwise sold. Now when were talking $30 software here, you usually had to throw like $10 at a service to try it for a month, or in my case I just apped for a credit card.

In the iOS case however when apps cost 1-3 bucks, a lot more lower cost advertising/trial methods can be utilized. In the case of this site is appears that they have gotten together with two sets of game companies, one set wants their games to be downloaded and tried out in a more aggressive trial style manner (The video I saw simply opened it up just to get the credits, but the fact that it is on your system now means you may actually check it out). When you have been registered as trying out said app, that company is paying freemyapps a certain amount of money. In the second column, they have a bunch of paid versions of apps, but only a select bunch and some of them are quite old, so these are apps that the game makers have elected to take what ever that (probably cheaper) fee was from the trial company as payment.

You will note that the purchases are done through promo codes in the actual itunes store so once you have the game, it is yours, and you are downloading it from a legit source.
05-02-2012, 02:53 PM
#7
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Ah you beat me to it! Was gonna post a similar thread It's legit. Got 7 apps from it.

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05-02-2012, 04:43 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
Ah you beat me to it! Was gonna post a similar thread It's legit. Got 7 apps from it.
I've got about 20.

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05-02-2012, 04:48 PM
#9
I got Grand Theft Auto III, Clear Vision and am saving for Infinity Blade II. Legit it is!

Also I've found cool apps through this and kept them. Everyone wins!
05-02-2012, 05:03 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by LearnIIBurn View Post
I got Grand Theft Auto III, Clear Vision and am saving for Infinity Blade II. Legit it is!

Also I've found cool apps through this and kept them. Everyone wins!
How is clear vision? I heard it only takes an hour tops to beat the game all the way through.

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