It's time once again to venture into the wide world of apps in search of deals on cool stuff. We wouldn't want you to overpay. Why? Because we care deeply about each and every one of you. Especially you. Yes, you.



Weather Station – $0.99 from $2.34

ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator – $1.99 from $5.99

Field Recorder – $3.39 from $5.79

Triple A – $0.99 (plus 30 coins back) from $1.99 (Amazon)


Castle Doombad – $0.99 from $2.99

Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy – $1.99 from $4.99

Mind Games Pro – $2.99 from $4.99

FlipPix Art - Sports – Free from $1.99 (Amazon)

Gunship-II – $0.99 from $1.99

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.

  • The blob

    Picked up Castle Doombad aka badass castle of doom

    • sean

      what is teh IAP like.

      • Abraham

        Its a great game that I bought for the full price like 5 days ago (fml).
        I have not been bothered by IAP of any kind.
        I think you can buy coins, but nothing you cant get by playing a bit more. Everything is up to now, relatively fair and not impossible to acquire.

  • Matthew Fry

    No matter what you do Amazon, I'm not going to install your appstore again. It might be ok now, I don't really know. I just don't need the hassle of two stores with different update schedules and different IAPs and I certainly do not want a virtual currency. No thanks.

    • Kostas

      I enjoyed my free monument valley for sure though...

      • Matthew Fry

        Yeah... That one is tempting. Especially since I could play it and get rid of it in the same day.

    • Marcelove

      In which way this post is related to Amazon Appstore? I'm confused...

      • Matthew Fry

        Eh. They've been giving away free coins the last week or so.

      • Dakota

        There's an Amazon app listed but in the past week, these daily posts have included a lot of Amz promotions like downloading FREE apps and basically being paid $2 in credits for doing so. You can immediately delete the app so no harm. Like the poster above said, Ive accumulated $40 in coins, which basically is a way to purchase Amz apps. They also offer a paid app for free daily, which is always included in these daily app posts

        • Marcelove

          Oh yeah, I just saw the list again and there is a couple of Amazon apps in the middle... Before I laid my eyes quickly and thought that all were Google Playstore apps... My bad... 😊

    • MyLeftNut

      Ehh, if you have a tablet and the space to spare you could always install the app store there. That's what I do. I only use Amazon app store for games and I prefer to play games on my Nexus 7 anyway so it's a win for me. Free virtual money is still money I don't have to spend. Can't hate them for that.

      • Dakota

        Free is free. I'm cheap. Ive never paid for an app and never plan too. Amazon & Google Rewards just makes that easier

        • MorganValerioyse321

          until I saw the receipt for $4408 , I didnt believe
          ...that...my friends brother woz like actualy bringing in money part-time from
          there labtop. . there brothers friend has done this 4 only seventeen months and
          just now repayed the morgage on there cottage and got a brand new Renault 5 . more
          tips here F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

        • LucySinclairsyk

          just before I looked at the receipt ov $8130 , I
          didn't believe that my sister woz like actualy bringing in money part-time from
          there pretty old laptop. . there aunts neighbour has been doing this 4 only
          about 22 months and at present repayed the mortgage on their appartment and
          bought themselves a Chrysler . see here M­o­n­e­y­d­u­t­i­e­s­.­C­O­M­

    • DaveTexan

      Amazon Appstore is a huge money saver to me. I got $40 worth of free "coins" in only the past 2 weeks without spending a dime. That's enough to get some games to keep the kids busy while traveling. For that alone I would keep the Appstore. Why spend so much money on apps kids potentially would only play for a few hours until bored...Also if you have the Kindle Fire HD the Kids free time is really helpful in this aspect, too. I mainly use Play Store myself but would certainly keep the App store. Of course, if you are single or have no kids you may not need that. But free "coins" really do not hurt IMO.

      • Dakota

        I agree. The only problem is some developers abandon their updates. But if you're getting them for free, no harm. I dont have kids, but that would be more incentive. You get a chance to download a free app every day & they run the gamut. They've had a lot of kids apps & sometimes expensive ones. The coins just let you download apps. If u buy them, you get a free break but there are constant promotions. I too have nearly $40 I'm never gonna use. But there are only a handful of apps I use regularly. How many games or puzzles can u use if you have a life. Maybe u play them a lot at first but then u move on. I just wish Amazon would expand coins for movies, books, music etc. Just FYI,, the promotional coins expire in a year but sounds like you'll use them.. Why would you turn down FREE. Also look into the Google Rewards app. You answer some brief survey.. Literally 5-30 seconds and get a quarter to a dollar credit to use on anything GP. Not as much as Amz as I only get 1-2 surveys a week but again free. Ive probably earned $15 since I started so it will be good for non app purchases

  • T-Rex

    Oil Rush -->3<--D

    Half life 3 confirmed! Oh wait....

  • Dakota

    Amazon has gone bonkers lately with the free coins. Thanks to this blog for letting us know. What's shocking to me is NONE of these promotions have been listed on the actual Appstore aapp on my phone. I'd think you'd want to let your users know. I do wonder why Android owners who don't have a Kindle would buy from Amazon unless it's a situation like FAOTD where you can get them 🆓 free

    • DaveTexan

      I'd like to share also some of the "Kindle Fire Edition" Amazon apps can be side-loaded into Nexus 7 and work just fine as long as you have the Amazon Appstore installed. You just won't have the automatic updates. There were some kids apps exclusive on Amazon app store and not available on Google Play until recently. If an app/game you like is a Kindle Fire Edition, it would not install via Appstore but you might be able to side-load if you have a Kindle Fire HD to extract the apk.
      It is important to me because kids would fight if they don't get the same games on their Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD! Also, the Kindle Fire HD edition might be more optimized for use on a tablet..like Nexus 7.