What if I told you I possessed roughly 100 pay baby and children’s Android applications and never paid a cent for them. You’d think Paul was engaged in software piracy or was being mislead by a website that claimed to give you free baby apps or free apps for kids when in fact they’re some evil scumbag place that rips off developers and end users alike.
Android baby and children apps for free… baby
About two years ago Amazon created a competitor app store to attempt to gain some Google profits away from the then Google Market. Just setting up a place to download and purchase apps was not too terribly much of an enticement for people to choose them over Google, so they launched with the Amazon free app of the day.
Every day on Amazon you can purchase a new Android application for free. Roughly 20% of these are children and baby applications that cost from $0.99 to $40 on the high end I’ve seen.
Sometimes you get what you pay for
Most of the stuff I’ve purchased for free from Amazon has been garbage, but a few hidden gems have emerged. Just remembering to log in daily has garnered me a collection of somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 apps and games, of which at least a few would have been worth the purchase.
Most of the rest is tripe designed to get you to come back, but that rare gem makes it worth coming back daily.
They also oftentimes have lower prices for apps due to different fee structures, and sometimes stiffing the author I’m given to understand during promotions, so it’s a good idea to check both Google Play and Amazon if you’re looking for some baby apps.
The Amazon Appstore is free, does not require a device with Google Play services installed, and only takes a moment to install on most devices.
So go ahead and try it, the worst you’ll be is out a minute “purchasing” a crappy app every now and then.