It seems like it was only yesterday that Google celebrated its ten billionth app download with a ten cents, ten apps, ten days promotion. Yet here we are, less than a year later with the 25 billionth download milestone crossed.
In true Google fashion, another promotion has been launched on the Play Store to celebrate this new achievement. Aside from offering a collection of 25 discounted books, music albums and movies, the Play Store is running a 25 cents apps and games deal for 5 days. The offer should run until Sunday with a new collection of apps and games every day.
The promotion started yesterday — and is still available as of the time we published this post — and offered such stellar apps as OfficeSuite Pro 6+, Runtastic Pro and Tasks amongst others. There were also many great games like Angry Birds Space Premium, Granny Smith, Asphalt 7 : Heat and Draw Something.
Personally, I have bought several of the games and apps that were offered yesterday, and plan on doing the same for the next four days. I think it’s a great way to discover content that you would otherwise overlook, and stock on newer games and time-wasters. Plus, during the ten cents promotion last year, I bought a few apps that I didn’t need at the time but have found quite useful later on.
For instance, even though I had a Desire Z with a hardware QWERTY, I bought Swiftkey Keyboard which I didn’t even need or use. Then I switched to a Galaxy S3, started looking for a decent keyboard replacement and found that Swiftkey was marked as Purchased on my Play Store account. I downloaded it and thanked my lucky stars for making that purchase. To say that it’s the best ten cents I ever spent would be an understatement.
This year, I plan on doing the same. If an app seems remotely interesting, I will buy it even if I don’t need it right away. After all, it’s only a quarter of a dollar, and I might find it invaluable later on. Also, it’s a great way to support as many developers as possible without breaking my piggy jar.