Android App Of The Day: Amazon Appstore
Everyday, Amazon offers a paid Android app for free. Even better: these apps aren’t like the many useless apps that are usually free in the Android Market, but many times they are actually really good apps and games. In the past, they have offered apps like Guitar Hero, Plants vs Zombies, and Doodle Jump– apps that usually cost from $1-$10 — for free. In fact, today, they are offering the game 3D Bio Ball HD for free. It’s a twist on the classic game Labyrinth where you guide a ball around a maze to a target.
So how can you get these apps? Instructions after the break.
First, on your phone, go to Settings > Applications, and check the box for “Unknown sources.” What this does is it will allow the Amazon appstore to install apps on your phone (this is telling your phones to install apps not directly from the Android Market).
Next, you’re gonna want to download the Amazon appstore. From your Android phone or tablet, open the web browser and go to: www.amazon.com/amazonappstoreapp (or just click on that link from your device). Click the “Download now” link and then click OK for the message box that pops up. You will then be redirected to the Android Downloads app. After the download has finished, click the file that you just downloaded and install it (it should be called “Amazon_Appstore”).
After the application has installed, click “Open.” Now you can enter your Amazon account information and log in to the Amazon appstore (if you don’t have an Amazon account you can make one for free on their site). From there you will have access to the thousands of Android apps in the Amazon appstore (both free and paid– just like you would in the Android Market. Amazon also has discounts from time to time on other paid apps, so for example, a $10 app in the Android Market may only be $5 in the Amazon appstore), and, of course, the Free Paid App of the Day which will be at the top of the home page of the appstore. You can install the app by pressing the “Get App” button and following the directions.
If you are on your laptop or desktop computer and want to check out the Free Paid App of the Day (or just see what apps are in the Amazon appstore), you can go here.
We hope that this has helped all you Android users out there and if you have any app recommendations of your own feel free to share them in the comments!