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The new fun way to discover apps

07-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 48
The new fun way to discover apps

First and foremost, as an avid mobile app user and gamer I have a MASSIVE gripe with app stores such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store. When I visit Google Play and the iOS App Store I am ALWAYS presented with apps and games that I have seen before. Not only that these apps and games rarely change. I can log in every day for a week and see the same old stuff there. I am forced to drill down categories for hours and hours just to find an app or game that’s new or different. I feel very strongly that app discovery at the moment on the major app stores is stagnant and a mind numbing experience.

Free Games Bandit solves this discovery problem by presenting a collection of random games and apps to you the user. It also presents them in an exciting interactive format that feels very game like making app discovery FUN.

You can take a quick look at Free Games Bandit at http://www.freegamesbandit.com, the site is compatible with desktop, Android phones / tablets and iPhone / iPad.

If you are an app or game developer then you are free to add your own free apps. Please do not add paid apps at this time as a new section for paid apps will be added at a later date.

Game development blogger www.drmop.com
07-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,926
This is actually pretty cool, in concept. The site, when I directly access it from Safari, is kind of buggy. When I click on one of the apps It won't access iTunes unless I manually open it, then to click on another app I have to close the AppStore and reopen it. However, when I opened it from within the toucharcade app it works fine.

Other than that I really like the idea and as more devs become aware of the site it will be really fun, as this is something I really like doing, finding and playing random obscure games. Best of luck and success,


07-16-2014, 05:38 PM
I like it too. (we've put 3 of our games on there). It's early days yet, but the basic concept seems to work well
07-17-2014, 12:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 283
This is indeed a nice idea, but in it's current state it doesn't really support a lot of apps, does it? I've had almost the same selection pop up numerous times. It can be fun just to try a few random apps though.
07-17-2014, 03:13 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 48
Thank you for the feedback everyone. There are only a few hundred apps in there right now but that's pretty good to say that the service has only been live for a day. Promotion of the service will start from today so hopefully more developers and users will join in.

Game development blogger www.drmop.com
07-17-2014, 03:14 AM
I think it's a superb idea!
07-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 27
This is great

Really cool idea.
07-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 48

Free Games Bandit has been upgraded to also support paid ad free apps and games http://freegamesbandit.com/paid_apps.html

Game development blogger www.drmop.com