Thursday, 5 July 2012
Don't miss the Independence Day App Sales!
I don't know whether you've noticed this, but at times Android is a pretty US-centric OS. Lots of services and apps, including Google's own, are only available in the US. Sure, you can Root your phone and use Market Enabler to fool the Play Store into thinking you're in the US, and you can use internet proxies to get around regional restrictions on streaming services and so forth, but at the end of the day it's all a bit of a hassle. Or at least, it's usually a hassle. On American holidays however, the rest of us can claim back a little redress in the form of celebratory app sales, which seem to extend to all users regardless of their location. I always have an eye on the American holidays calendar for that reason, and I've picked up more than a few bargains that way.
With that in mind I thought I would send out a quick heads-up that right now in the Play Store a number of apps are on sale as part of the American Independence Day celebrations. Unfortunately the Play Store doesn't throw us all a bone and come right out with a featured section on the front page to advertise these sales, but fortunately you can search the Play Store to find them just as you can search for any query that takes your fancy (this seems to be surprisingly little-known and used feature, but one that I avail myself of fairly often).
That being the case I tried searching in the Play Store for "4th of July sale", and found a bunch of apps are heavily reduced right now (to save you the trouble of typing your own search string you can just click here to be taken to my search results). There are some good ones going for peanuts right now too, including Jump Desktop, an excellent RDP app, and also others like Air Sync from Doubletwist, which will no doubt be a great relief to the many iOS users currently being swayed to Android by the charms of the One X or SIII.
Anyways, what are you waiting for? Get some apps while the sale lasts, and be sure to mark those American holidays in your Google Calendars from now on!