Toca Hair Salon 2 is Free for Limited Time on Google Play

Toca Hair Salon 2 is Free for Limited Time on Google Play

Jun 21, 2015

Another one for the parents of young kids…

The current Google Play “Free App of the Week is Toca Hair Salon 2 from Toca Boca AB

Cut, curl, color and style – any way you want in Toca Hair Salon 2!
Our bestselling Toca Boca app, Toca Hair Salon, is back in an even better version with new characters, new tools, new accessories and even more hairstyling fun!
In this kid-friendly, Toca Boca super-creative kids app, you get to run your very own hair salon, with six fun characters to choose from. Cut hair, color and style hair any way you want, using lots of different hair styling tools – from a simple comb and scissors to a curling iron and a straightener. Trim mustaches, spray mohawks bright pink and give someone the curls they’ve always wanted!
Whoops – did you accidentally snip off too much hair? Make things right with our special tonic G.R.O.W. and then top it all off with hats, glasses and other fun accessories. Once you and your customer are happy with the way they look, don’t forget to take them to the camera booth for a snapshot!
What’s in Toca Boca’s – Toca Hair Salon 2?
– 6 completely new characters
– Fun hair makeover tools: razor, curling iron, a crimper and a straightener
– More realistic hair color spray effects – combine to make new shades!
– Accessories: hats, glasses and much more
– Cool photo backdrops
– Smooth and beautiful animations
– Better and more realistic hair styling – make any style you want!
– Support for Android tablets and new Android devices

The game is usually priced at $2.99; to redeem a free copy, click on THIS LINK, and then click on the green Free App of the Week tab, which should lead directly to the free offering.

Amazon Appstore Offers App Treats for Halloween

Amazon Appstore Offers App Treats for Halloween

Oct 30, 2014

Amazon is all about treats this spooky season, and is giving away several premium games and utilities for free. The total package amounts to $115 worth of free stuff.

The games included in the promotion are:

• Alpha Wave ($1.25)

• Blocky Roads ($1.99)

• Braveland ($2.99)

• Can You Escape – Adventure ($0.99)

• Devil’s Attorney ($1.99)

• Eufloria HD ($4.99)

• Eve of the Genesis ($7.99)

• Fruit Ninja ($0.99)

• Gods VS Humans – Protect your Kingdom ($0.99)

• Hidden Object – Haunted House 2 ($1.99)

• Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage ($.0.99)

• Knock Knock ($4.99)

• Plants vs. Zombies ($0.99)

• Plants vs. Zombies WiFi Download Only ($0.99)

• Sonic Hedgehog 4 Episode I ($2.99)

• To Fu Fury ($1.99)

• Unpossible ($1.99)

• V for Vampire ($1.99)

• Web of Deceit: Black Widow Collector’s Edition (Full) ($2.99)

• World of Goo ($4.99)

The free utilities are:

• Ai.type keyboard plus ($3.99)

• Boxer Pro ($9.99)

• CarbsControl ($2.99)

• Easy Voice Recorder Pro ($3.99)

• Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($4.99)

• Human Anatomy Atlas ($29.99)

• Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5 ($29.99)

• MoneyWiz – Personal Finance ($4.99)

• Plex ($4.99)

• ScreenDim Full ($0.99)

• Timers4Me & Stopwatch Pro ($1.99)

There are also several Photography/Reading apps:

• BeFunky Photo Editor Pro ($1.99)

• Lapse It ($1.99)

• Repix ($1.99)

• Weird Park: Scary Tales ($2.99)

• Xninstant Camera Pro ($1.19)

The promotion runs from October 30th through November 1st, so hurry!

Amazon Appstore Offers 14 Apps for Free for Limited Time

Amazon Appstore Offers 14 Apps for Free for Limited Time

Oct 17, 2014

Amazon seems to be looking to eliminate any reasons people might have to not view its Appstore as a veritable end-to-end Android app solution, and its latest promotion seems to underscore this.

For a limited time, Amazon Appstore is offering 14 “family friendly” apps and games for free on October 17th and October 18th only.

The games and applications are as follows:

· Yo Gabba Gabba! Party in My Tummy ($1.99)
· Motivated Moms – 2014($3.99)
· Fionna Fights – Adventure Time ($0.99)
· Fast Food Nutrition , Calories , Carbs plus Calculator ($5.99)
· Owl and Pals Preschool Lessons ($0.99)
· Healthy Habit Tracker ($2.99)
· House Cleaning List ($0.99)
· Reward Charts ($0.99)
· Grocery Shopping List ($0.99)
· Words and Riddles: Crossword Puzzle ($0.99)
· Kids Measurement Science ($1.99)
· Kids Reading Comprehension Level 2 (Kindle Tablet Edition) ($0.99)
· Mathemagica ($0.99)
· Gro Flowers ($0.99)

The app are available on the promotions page.

Amazon Appstore Marks the End of Summer with Massive App Giveaway

Amazon Appstore Marks the End of Summer with Massive App Giveaway

Sep 25, 2014

Amazon Appstore is going BIG with the free apps to mark the beginning of Fall. Starting today, it is giving away 27 apps for free to users of the Appstore.

Collectively, the apps add up to $135 worth of free software.

The titles available run the gamut. Fan favorites we have reviewed like Swype Keyboard and mSecure Password Safe are available, as are popular games like Riptide GP2, Sonic the Hedghog 4 Episode II and Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden are all available for free. One notable title is Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, which is regularly priced at $59.00.

For folks who have regularly invested in Amazon Appstore’s Free App Of the Day promotion might find an app or two in this current promotion that is already owned.

A categorized listing of the apps is here:

Productivity & Utilities Apps
· Alarm Clock+ ($0.99)
· Genius Scan+ ($6.99)
· Merriam-Webster’s Third New International, Unabridged for Android ($59.00)
· mSecure ($9.99)
· Note Anytime (Kindle Tablet Edition) ($4.99)
· OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($14.99)
· PrinterShare Mobile Print ($12.95)
· Schedule Planner PRO ($3.99)
· SketchBook Pro ($4.99)
· Swype Keyboard ($3.99)
· Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden (Full) ($4.99)
· Another World ($1.99)
· Heroes of Steel RPG Elite ($3.99)
· Knots 3D ($1.99)
· Mahjong Artifacts® ($2.99)
· Quell Memento ($2.99)
· Riptide GP2 ($2.99)
· Sonic 4 Episode II ($4.99)
· Threes! ($1.99)

Health & Fitness
· My Diet Coach – Pro ($3.99)
· Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga ($2.99)
· Sworkit PRO ($3.99)

· Paper Camera ($1.99)
· Perfectly Clear ($2.99)

· Air Harp (Kindle Tablet Edition) ($1.99)
· City Maps 2Go Pro – Offline Map and Travel Guide ($1.99)
· Earth & Moon in HD Gyro 3D PRO ($1.49)

To download, one may visit the Amazon Appstore on the web (and sign in to one’s account) or visiting the Amazon Appstore app on mobile device and follow the prompts.

This promotion is slated to run from September 25th through September 27th, so act fast!

Where’s My Water? Available for Free on Amazon Appstore Today

While price drops to free may not necessarily be a good thing as far as justifying the price of paid apps, we here at Android Rundown would be remiss if a great freebie came along and our readers didn’t know about it. This one is a doozy, too. Disney’s physics puzzler Where’s My Water? is available for free today on the Amazon Appstore. This should prove to be a great bargain to new Android owners, especially those who have the Kindle Fire. This is one of the best mobile games of 2011, so every Android owner who hasn’t picked up the game yet should do so immediately. This is the second major free promotion for the game – Apple gave the iOS version away for free as part of a promotion on their Facebook page, which has also included other major titles like Jetpack Joyride and Bejeweled. The Amazon free promotion ends at around midnight Pacific time, so interested parties should click here to download immediately!

GetJar Launches Free Paid Apps Program, GetJar Gold

GetJar Launches Free Paid Apps Program, GetJar Gold

Aug 8, 2011

Third-party app stores have to have some kind of way to attract eyeballs to them instead of the Android Market, and GetJar is trying many different methods to do this, from offering exclusively free titles to the exclusive launch of Cut the Rope, to even taking on the Apple behemoth directly. Now, they appear to be taking on the Amazon AppStore with a free app gambit of their own: GetJar Gold.

GetJar Gold differs from the Amazon AppStore’s free app of the day program by offering a variety of apps at one time for free. The service has launched with apps like Age of Zombies, SwiftKey X, and The Moron Test for free. There are 9 apps currently available for free, with a couple of sponsored listings on the page as well. This offering of multiple free apps simultaneously differs from Amazon’s one featured free app per 24 hours system, and it may lead to apps being able to be displayed on GetJar Gold for longer than 24 hours. This could be more lucrative for those looking to build their userbases, as the Amazon AppStore’s 24 hour featured window only provides a small burst.

While the continuation of the free application model on Android may have drawbacks, especially making it more difficult for premium application developers to sell their apps, Android users clearly have a taste for free applications, and there is competition with so many free apps out there. Free to play games are lucrative business on the iOS App Store, and with the in-app purchase mechanisms on Android, free app distribution could become a lucrative channel at some point, even if the app is normally paid. Having this feature ability, and having something not as time-limited, could be a boon for those trying to use free price drops to draw attention. Right now, the apps are primarily from larger-name developers, but having a blend of big-name and small-name apps on the same page could draw attention in ways that the Amazon AppStore does not.

GetJar Gold can be accessed by visiting GetJar’s site from the Android browser; after installing a helper application, apps can be browsed and downloaded from the browser without registration, though Facebook Connect is available for tracking and sharing apps on GetJar.

BuzzVoice Goes Free

BuzzVoice Goes Free

Oct 14, 2010

Good news for all you menaces to society still reading your favorite news/blogs while trying to drive. You can now dock your phone and have your news/blogs read aloud to you for absolutely FREE! That’s right, BuzzVoice for Android, released less than 2 months ago, has decided to offer its services free of charge.

What’s BuzzVoice, you ask? It’s a service which collects stories from over 1,600 of the web’s top news and blogs and converts them to audio in real-time. This is an amazing service for those of us who live very hectic lives. BuzzVoice gives you the freedom to listen to your favorite blogs while still being able to complete your everyday tasks. Listen while driving, working out at the gym or when going for a walk. Since BuzzVoice will work in the background you can still listen while checking Twitter, Facebook or email.