Earlier this week AppGratis announced that it would be launching their daily deal service in the U.S. The service offers paid apps for free for 24 hours.
There are a number of similar services out there but many of these focus on games. AppGratis feels its service will attract a wider audience of mobile users because it offers a balance of fun and useful apps that go beyond just gaming.
“Unlike similar services, AppGratis is peppered with commentary, tips and jokes to give it a personal feel that users really appreciate,” said founder Simon Dawlat. “This results in what TechCrunch dubbed the AppGratis Effect: quality apps climb the charts through genuine interest and word-of-mouth viral spread. While games are fun, other daily apps often overlook the wide variety of hidden gems when it comes to video, music and productivity apps.”
With over 700,000 apps in the App Store, it’s easy for many quality apps to get overlooked. AppGratis finds these gems and offers them to users for free or at a discount. And this can prove to be very beneficial to developers as well.
Partnering with AppGratis can make a huge impact for developers: an average one-day campaign delivers an average of 300-400k installations for the featured app of the day, a substantial benefit to both established developers and startups. In fact, each year AppGratis sends over 100 million clicks to the App Store.
The service which was previously only available in a handful of countries outside the U.S. has also been receiving some nice reviews as well.
First time I’ve written a review for an app. I receive a daily e-mail with the apps for the day (now I need to explore the updated app). I’ve found new apps through AppGratis…fun games, organizational, entertainment, apps that help me communicate with friends and do my work, etc. There was a problem one time, I replied to Sam’s e-mail telling him there was a problem, and not only did he deal with it that same day, he also replied to me. Very helpful app, great service, and Sam’s writing style is creative and engaging. Definitely 5 stars! Thank you!
AppGratis is available for the iPhone and iPad and you can find it by visiting the App Store.