AppGiveaway: Win iPhone Apps and Generate Them Buzz
As there are 40,000+ of app developed for iPhone and iPod touch, many of them are not free, AppGiveway offers you the chance to win them. And if you were a developer who wants to promote your app/s , AppGiveaway offers you a free promotional platform.
What’s nice about the site, is that it’s free for everyone to participate and all what it asks the developers for, is the promo codes which they receive from the Apple Store so it distributes them to its online users, thereby maximizing exposure and potential revenue for the developers in the future from direct links and referrals.
The AppGiveaway, which is founded by Al Lijee who is originally from Yeman and a resident of UK, looks updated every day. It promotes newly launched apps as well as existing applications that are featured in the Apple store.
The apps at the site are categorized in a sidebar, categories include Books, Business, Entertainment, Finance, and Games. AL told me that the site was launched a month ago and already has given away well over 1000 iPhone and iPod applications.
The idea of AppGiveway developed after Apple agreed to provide developers 50 promo codes each: “I heard Apple was providing Developers upto 50 iPhone promo codes for new apps and/or updated apps featured in the Apple Store. I thought, ‘That’s it, why don’t I provide Developers and Publishers a central platform where they can giveaway their promo codes whilst promoting their app much more effectively?’ Then I thought I might as well include categories, too, as this will give visitors a much more convenient way of looking for apps.”Al said.
Al has future plans that include adding a download and forward feature and an iPhone app version of the App Giveaway website.
AppGiveWay was featured last month on CNET, where Rick Broida wrote some ideas to improve the site. In my part I would add: why not develop a user profile, where users can add a iPhone apps wish list and their family or friends can buy it for them? How about integrating with meOwns Egypt based social wish list tool from eSpace? Also why not turn the article section into a blog? People like blogs more than traditional reporting sites!
Note: AppGiveaway is not useful for me since I do not have an iPhone, but I am open for a gift