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Apple starts 'Free App of the Week' in the app store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 May 2012 23:39 User comments (5)

Apple starts 'Free App of the Week' in the app store Apple has announced the start of a "Free App of the Week" promotion, finally.
Starting with 'Cut the Rope: Experiments,' the company will offer a new free app each week.

In the past, the company offered some discounted or free apps through their Facebook page but never a prominent promotion in the actual store.

Furthermore, Apple has added new "Editor's Choice" picks in the App Store, removing the old "Staff Favorites" section. As expected, the U.S. version of the store has Facebook Camera as its top Editor's Choice.

Apple has opened the Editor's Choice section to the Mac App Store, as well.

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5 user comments

126.5.2012 12:36

Took them long enough. Amazon has been doing this for quite a while. I don't know that it has been very publicized, but they have indeed been doing it. HUGE money maker for them.

The only problem is how long before they start putting out the add-crap & schlock-ware that has folks pay to play & it starts to wear on people's nerves?

"Deity of Choice" knows Amazon had a dry spell there for almost 4 month before a decent app showed up again before a Free App of the Day showed up again.


226.5.2012 18:34

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Took them long enough. Amazon has been doing this for quite a while....
Shhhhh You cannot imply that Apple is in anyway copying anyone else. Apple only innovates so if they are doing this then they are the first to do it regardless if any other company or organization did it before them.

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327.5.2012 10:54

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Shhhhh You cannot imply that Apple is in anyway copying anyone else. Apple only innovates so if they are doing this then they are the first to do it regardless if any other company or organization did it before them.
Oh great! Now they're gonna sue me for defamation of character (if they had any to begin with) & probably some kind of patent infringement I know nothing about...

What's this world coming to?

430.5.2012 8:17

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Shhhhh You cannot imply that Apple is in anyway copying anyone else. Apple only innovates so if they are doing this then they are the first to do it regardless if any other company or organization did it before them.
Oh great! Now they're gonna sue me for defamation of character (if they had any to begin with) & probably some kind of patent infringement I know nothing about...

What's this world coming to?
ROFL! Good knowing ya Russ! (well from your posts anyway...lol)


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

530.5.2012 11:45

Originally posted by dEwMe:

ROFL! Good knowing ya Russ! (well from your posts anyway...lol)

Yeah... That & somebody else is going to sue me because I 'supposedly' don't know the difference copying/cloning.

Laundry from another forum discussion. Thought I'd air it out here & get the stink flowing real good...

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