Free-App Hero v1.31 Out (+ Free version now available)

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  1. Herosoft Ltd

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    #1 Herosoft Ltd, Nov 23, 2010
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    Hi! If we're not allowed to announce/promote our great games app here, apologies and please delete. But we wanted to celebrate by offering a few promo codes, so they're attached at the bottom.

    FREE-APP HERO
    © Herosoft Ltd 2010

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    Get over 100 great games for free right now, and keep getting more every day! ​


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    Free-App Hero isn't another dumb tracker - we're here to save you from wasting your money OR your time on bad apps (or on checking 15 different free-app sites a day).

    One of the best things about the App Store is the way that thousands of apps are available for free, and hundreds of new ones are added every single day. The downside is that it’s almost impossible to find the good games in the daily avalanche of fart apps and flashlights.

    (If you wanted to try every temporarily-free app every day, it’d take you about an hour just to find them across all the countless promo sites and trackers, another three hours to download them all, and another five or six hours to boot each one up for a minute or two to see what it was like. Your iPhone’s memory would be bursting at the seams in three days, and since nobody’s actually got a spare 10 hours every day to look at apps, you end up missing half of the best freebies.)

    That’s where we come in. Free-App Hero is maintained by experienced professional games reviewers with an encyclopedic knowledge of thousands of apps already, and every day we filter through many dozens more to sort the dross from the diamonds, because it’s our job. So why not reap the benefits of all our hard work and take advantage of Free-App Hero’s unique features?

    --- Unlike other free-app trackers, Free-App Hero recommends ONLY THE GOOD STUFF. Why waste your time downloading and playing 30 games to find the one good one? Let us do it for you.

    --- Unlike free-app websites, we recommend something because we like it and we want to, not because someone's paid us $2000 to promote their app with a freebie day.

    --- Unlike other trackers, we only feature proper full games, not Lites or ad-strewn “freemium” versions. In fact, we NEVER feature apps with in-game ads, because we hate them as much as you do.

    --- Unlike other trackers, we don’t clutter the screen with annoying, distracting ads of our own.

    --- Unlike other trackers, we’re human beings who’ve actually played the games, not robots dumbly scraping the App Store servers for any old rubbish with a price cut.

    Free-App Hero has a Permanent list (featuring over 100 of the best free apps), and every day our Recent list also tells you the newly-free games that are worth your precious time - and we’ll even tell you why, with handy mini-reviews. So you can enjoy great stuff instead of wading through an ocean of garbage to get to the gold.

    Free-App Hero gives you over 100 top-notch free games straight off the bat, and it keeps on giving forever. (We’ve got lots of exciting update plans too.) What have you got to lose?

    Free-App Hero is available worldwide in the App Store:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/free-app-hero/id403095549?mt=8

    PROMO CODES FOR TA READERS:

    EDIT: sorry, all gone now. But hey, two bucks for over 100 quality games with no ads is still a great deal, right?
     
  2. DexT79

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    I took 4KWEWNWENMEF, thanks! :)
     
  3. Herosoft Ltd

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    No worries :D

    Please consider giving us a nice review if you like the app...
     
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    #4 Vovin, Nov 23, 2010
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    Too bad, all codes are gone already.

    One code is invalid, btw... ;)
     
  5. No sale - why would I pay for something that promotes free games.

    Especially when the likes of FAAD, FreeGameOfTheDay & Free App Calendar all do this for free and very successfully.

    And of course, within any catergory within the app store I can choose the free tab and see what's popular and read the reviews.

    No, because none of that two bucks goes to the developers of those quality games!
     
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    #6 Herosoft Ltd, Nov 23, 2010
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    For the reasons we've already mentioned:

    (1) FAAD etc promote particular apps because they get paid to, not because they're good apps.

    (2) There are at LEAST fifteen different free-app sites. If you'd rather wade laboriously through them all every day and download and play every free game to find out which ones are good, that's your choice. We're offering to save people a lot of time and effort for two bucks. If you've got plenty of spare time to do all that stuff for yourself every day, good for you.

    Again, that's an incredibly time-consuming task, but if you can spare that time every day then congratulations on your enviable lifestyle. And of course, App Store reviews are famously useful and reliable... ;)

    (Not to mention that a large proportion of the games in the Free-App Hero lists have NO App Store reviews. A very large part of what we're about is finding apps that were sadly overlooked because there are so many released.)

    Er, why would it? They've chosen to make their games free. They clearly don't WANT to be paid for them, or they'd charge for them.

    Some of them, though, have banner ads on menus, in which case every person who downloads the game because they found it through Free-App Hero DOES contribute to the developer's revenue. Free-app developers want as many people to download their app as possible, and we're trying to help them out by highlighting great free apps that have been lost in the crowd.
     
  7. #7 micpringle, Nov 23, 2010
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    But when you judge whether or not a game is good that is your opinion, it doesn't necessarily mean it's going to match mine. Therefore stating you only list good games is a bit of a wild claim.

    This is another misleading claim, because this would suggest you don't allow games in that contain ads. Yet in your response to my post you state you do where they are in menu screens etc in an attempt to justify contributing to the developers income.

    Because you are profiting off their product, and without it you wouldn't have one.
     
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    Totally agree^
    Takes 30 seconds to check all the free app sites, no one is going to pay for this app when it is promoting FREE games.
     
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    #9 Herosoft Ltd, Nov 23, 2010
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    It's not a "wild claim", it's a matter of opinion. We're professional reviewers with decades of experience, but of course you might not like all the same games as we do. Taste is subjective.

    No, we say quite clearly that we don't include apps with IN-GAME ads. As in, no ads are displayed while you're playing the game, because we find in-game ads incredibly intrusive and annoying. Where there are banner ads on menus, we mention it in the review.

    And we don't have to "justify" anything. These games are free, the developers WANT them seen by as many people as possible, and we're helping to do that. We're not taking a single penny away from a single developer - quite the opposite.
     
  10. KoolKing

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    This may be so, but out of curiousity, have you contacted the developers of each game in your app and been given permission to include them?
     
  11. Vovin

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    Why? It is mainly an app with reviews.
     
  12. Herosoft Ltd

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    Free-App Hero contains reviews and links to the App Store page for each game, it does not include the apps themselves. All we're doing is giving them free advertising, which nobody needs permission for.
     
  13. Do you have a website where you list your review panel and their experience?

    My point exactly. The other sites don't try to dictate or manipulate my opinions, they just provide a free app each day that I can judge for myself. Your app claims to provide only great games, but in order for me to agree of disagree I still need to download them - which therefore makes it no different to the other sites.

    Exactly - that's why it's misleading. You've had to write three sentences here to justify and explain your stance when it should be clear in the app description.

    There's a world of difference between taking money away from a developer and profiting from their product, irrespective of whether or not they choose to charge from it. For example, have you sought permission from each of the developers whose games you feature and informed them you charge for your app?
     
  14. KoolKing

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    This is true, however the app store screenshots show icons and screens from the free apps. Herosoft is, in effect, using these screens to promote their $2 app. If the original developers haven't given permission for them to be used in that manner, Herosoft is profiting off of someone else's work.
     
  15. Vovin

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    Again - why? It is totally allowed to review apps and link to them, also to advertise for them. I guess this is even in the developers best interest. ;)

    And there are a lot of other pais apps who track freebies and sales.
    This app isn't different.
     
  16. Vovin

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    A lot of other apps are doing just the same, no matter if paid or free.
     
  17. KoolKing

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    The difference is that the Appshopper app is free. This one is $2.
     
  18. Herosoft Ltd

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    Only to you. Most people know what the word "in-game" means...
     
  19. And I would put the same question to them.

    You may think this is doing a developer a favour, but they may not want their app associated with Free-App Hero. They may also dislike the fact that the developers of Free-App Hero are making money from their product, without seeking their permission first. There are many circumstances to take into account here and it's not as simple as 'We're doing them a favour' - that's an extremely naive view.
     
  20. You will find that developers approach established websites and magazines to feature their games on their behalf - not the other way around.

    These are also established brands with a gauranteed exposure to large user bases, very different to whats being highlighted here.
     

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