Google I/O is almost here, so surely you've got Google on the brain. Why not take your mind off things with some neat new apps and games? Oh, but the cost! At least there are some cool sales going on to reduce the impact on your wallet. The selection is solid today, ranging from classic utilities to polished games. These deals aren't just in Google Play – Amazon's Appstore is makes a few appearances this time, as well. Let's check it out.


Shiny The Firefly – $0.99 (66% off)

Tapatalk – Free (100% off on Amazon, and probably permanent)

SoundHound Infinity – $1.99 (66% off on Amazon)

Contre Jour – $0.99 (50% off on Amazon)

Beautiful Widgets Pro – $1.99 (33% off)

The Sandbox – Free (in-app purchases discounted). Here's the full list of IAP discounts in celebration of the game's first anniversary:

  • Dinosaurs Campaign - $2.99 => $0.99 (66% off)
  • Music Campaign - $1.99 => $0.99 (50% off)
  • Humans Campaign - $1.99 => $0.99 (50% off)
  • Lasers & Pipes Campaign - $1.99 => $0.99 (50% off)
  • All Campaigns Pack - $6.99 => $3.99 (43% off)
  • Big Mana Pack - $4.99 => $2.99 (40% off)
  • Huge Mana Pack - $9.99 => $5.99 (40% off)
  • Giant Mana Pack - $15.99 => $9.99 (33% off)
  • Colossal Mana Pack - $24.99 => $15.99 (36% off)

That's all we're seeing right now as far as app sales go, but check back later. This post will be updated if anything changes.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://twitter.com/and1945 Andreas Brandenborg

    It kinda bothers me that so many of the offers are from amazon. Which in lame mans terms mean "only good enough for US residents".

    So, thank you.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Isn't the Appstore open in hundreds of countries now?

      • James

        The google play store is. The amazon app store says this:
        Why can't I buy Android apps from Amazon in my country?
        At this time, we're only able to offer Android apps and associated content to our customers in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and United Kingdom.

      • Angelo Allegra

        Yes, but for example in Amazon.it (Italy here) the app is not available for free.
        If I log in at Amazon.com it tells me I can't get the app: "You are not eligible to purchase this app due to geographical restrictions."

        Thanks for nothing, Amazon, really. Heh.

    • http://kittyanarchy.net/ Ashley Davis

      Er, "lame mans"? Perhaps you mean "layman's."

      And anyway, the Amazon app store is available in a large part of Europe as well.

    • Lady Di

      I like that play on words Andreas, "lame" ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/sakura_candy Lumi


  • Kevin Aaronson

    Am I missing something? Android hadn't received humans and lazers and pipes campaigns yet for the sandbox.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They sent us a combined PR but didn't make a distinction between all the IAP items.

      • Kevin Aaronson

        Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up.

  • umataro42

    I snagged Soundhound Infinity when it was Amazon's free app of the day and it's great, I like it much better than Shazam! It's been great at identifying songs (sometimes has problems with remixes or live versions) and even scrolls the lyrics after the ID is made.

    • LadyDi

      Highly agree with you about SoundHound Infinity. One of the great apps from Amazon. If I had a complaint about the app, it would be that I do not like that stuff beneath the HUGE yellow box that I press to get that song.

  • biggerguysf

    I've been waiting for Tapatalk... thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/browngeek browngeek

    Hi, quick question, you are saying that Tapatalk is probably permantly free on the Amazon App store. Can I ask, what is this based on?

  • Lady Di

    I'm picking up Beautiful Widgets if I can. In process now...

    • Lady Di

      Thanks for this post Ryan!!