We all love free stuff, especially when it originally comes at a cost. One of the best free things in the technology world today is quality mobile applications. The good ones always cost a few bucks and that few bucks can add up so here is a quick tip for both Android and Apple users to find and earn free downloads of those high-quality apps.
I'll start with Android because in this week's episode of the Technically Living Podcast I left out Android users with the trick. It appears the Starbucks application does not have links to an Android App of the Week like it does for iOS.
So Android's trick requires a little more effort on your part but I still believe it is worth every bit. Google has a program called 'Google Opinion Rewards' and you can download the app here.
Here is their description for the app and how you can use it to qualify for free money which can be used in the Google Play Store.
Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by Google Consumer Surveys.
Getting started is easy. Download the app and answer basic questions about yourself. We'll then send you surveys around once a week, although it may be more or less frequent. You'll get a notification on your phone when a short and relevant survey is ready for you, and can receive up to $1.00 in Play credits for completing it. Questions can range from, "Which logo is best?" and "Which promotion is most compelling?" to "When do you plan on traveling next?"
Here is a quick video of Google Opinion Rewards and a survey:
Pretty straight forward but not as great as my tip for Apple iDevice users.
On any iDevice you can download the Starbucks App and every week Starbucks and Apple share an 'App of the Week' which you can get a code to redeem it in the Apple App Store. Once downloaded to one of your devices, it is yours to keep for free and hey are typically available for up to two months.
Here is a quick video on how to make that happen.