How to get Android and iOS apps for free or on the cheap

How to get Android and iOS apps for free or on the cheap
With Black Friday right around the corner, it comes as no surprise that deals are all you hear about in the news. Smartphones, tablets, and all kinds of neat gadgets get their prices slashed significantly, bot online and at retail stores across the nation. However, the truth is that deals are all around us. That applies to software as well – developers discount their apps and games all the time. You just have to hunt down these deals in order to take advantage of them, and that's something easier said than done. But fear not for we are here to help! There's a number of ways one can download quality applications for free or for a fraction of their cost. Read on to learn more. 

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14 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Or just simply type the apk you want on Google but wait...can I do that on ios too?

3. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Exactly my point. You don't even have to root the device to run pirated apps for Android. iOS is a different story though.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Only limitation would be that you won't get updates for apps

9. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

you can download them through blackamrt, blackmart does have updates for pirated apps...

5. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

So you're saying that piracy is awesome and getting apps legitimately is lame? And you wonder why developers prefer iOS? Wat.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They don't though, there was an article on here a while ago that showed the market shifted. Even if 20% of the market on Android buy apps and the rest pirate, that is still bigger than the iOS market. So it really doesn't matter in that comparison and you'd have to compare Android to itself to see damages.

12. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Hey im missing thumb down HERE!!! lol

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Well I own a android phone for 1 year and I haven't bought a single app till now :D

6. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Unfortunate proof in this thread why apps come second still on android.

7. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yea, thats still piracy guys, and it does cripple the ecosystem a good bit. Even with the newer encryption, you still have lucky patcher and the modded Play store to bypass it. Just download Google Opinion Rewards and earn playstore credits for surveys. I've got $6 already, been $1 a survey. You only get surveys when google sends them to you.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's what I've been doing. Can't complain about free credits.

13. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Unfortunately, it is available to users in US only. Would be great if they expand to other countries too.

11. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Why mac losses to windows 7/8 still, windows 7/8 had so many piracy apps and games also. Popularity and freedom for using and operating also able to modifying some ui elements to meet user preference is the key. And how to get cheaper/even free apps on both android or iOS and even Windows 7/8, just "ask" Google. If you know how, just as fast as u hit the enter/go, the result will be fascinating.

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