Over $10,000-worth of free games and apps without in-app payments will be given away with the new Amazon Underground, exclusively available for Android phones.
Amazon has removed its ?Free App of The Day? program in favour of the new service which gives away 100% free apps that doesn?t have pay-walls to block you from enjoying the game, Engadget reported.
?Many apps and games that are marked as ?free? turn out to be completely free. They use in-app payments to charge you for special items or to unlock features or levels,? the Amazon Underground team said in a statement.
Here some of the apps included in the service:
- OfficeSuite Professional 8
- Goat Simulator
- PhotoSuite 4
They will also free android games?with in-app purchases:
- Frozen Free Fall
- Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
- Angry Birds Slingshot Stella
- Looney Tunes Dash!
According to Gadgtspot, the apps freely given in the service will indefinitely remain for free unless the developers remove it from the app store. This service will be a ?long-term program rather than a one-off promotion?. The team made this possible by paying the app’s developers:
?We?ve made this possible by working out a new business model with app and game developers: we?re paying them a certain amount on a per-minute played basis ($0.002/minute at launch) in exchange for them waiving their normal in-app fees,? Amazon Public Relations Specialist Lyn Hard told Gadgtspot.
?To be clear, we?re the ones picking up those per minute charges so for you it?s simply free,? the Underground team said.
How To Download and Install the Amazon Underground App
Thebitbag has tried to download and install the service. Here is how to use it:
Go To The Website
Go to www.amazon.com/underground. When you see the note from the team, click ?download the Underground app? located at the third paragraph or their message. If you already have an Amazon App installed on your Android phone, it will be replaced by this new app.
Download The APK File
Let your phone download the APK file. If a prompt doesn?t appear, update your phone?s settings by going to your phone?s settings page> Securities or Applications> tick the Unknown Sources box.
Install The Downloaded File
Click the APK file ?Amazon_App.apk? and choose Install
Enjoy The App!
Get ready to download a lot of new content for your mobile device as you can now launch the app on your phone.