If you spend any amount of time hunting for apps in the AppStore, or even just want a few free suggestions to add to your iPhone, AppFreeway by developer Kankado, has everything you need to become a power app market user.
AppFreeway is a no nonsense kind of app, so we’ll cut the frivolities and get straight to the chase: The app’s only goal is to get in touch with developers to bring you the best paid apps for free—no jailbreak or shady back alleys required! The good folks at Kankado have done their research and offer a wealth of click-based statistics and video-supported incentives to hook developers into supplying AppFreeway with their app for free. That sounds complicated, but in the end all it really means is that developers get more downloads and you get free, quality apps.
A fresh install of AppFreeway produces a clean interface with a neat scrolling bar along the bottom. Within this bar, users will find a wealth of featured apps, including information and a quick video about each. From there, it’s a single click straight to the AppStore where the app can be downloaded for free. It’s that easy, and as AppFreeway is being updated often (currently weekly) it’s wicked simple to find new, quality apps.
As stated, AppFreeway is a very in-your-face-and-proud kind of app, and the design offered is equally as blunt: But in a brilliant way. The app looks like it wondered off a construction site, featuring loads of blacks and yellows. Featured apps are shown in a simple scrolling bar along the bottom and can be clicked at the user’s convenience. Once selected, apps are displayed in their full glory along with a text description. One click and you’re at the AppStore. A few more clicks along the tabs at the top, and you can share an app with a mate via Twitter, Facebook, or email. The process is extremely intuitive and pleasing to the eye, making the whole ordeal of finding good, free apps piss-easy. I really appreciated the fluid design, and the extra sharing features were a nice touch. Users can also suggest an app they’d like to see in AppFreeway, which is a nice touch. This means that hypothetically, if given enough traffic, users could persuade developers to release an app via AppFreeway.
At the end of the day, AppFreeway is a one hundred percent free app that only wants to help you find more, free-as-in-air apps: A worthy cause no matter how you slice it. With regular updates, great developer support, and full integration with social networking sites, as well as the AppStore, you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. And if the app gains enough momentum, you might even find a few of your favorite apps listed there—for free.
AppFreeway iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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