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Amazon just announced that it will be slowly shutting down its Underground Actually Free program. Official support for the program will end in 2019. The Amazon Underground app initially launched in 2015 and allowed developers to give away their software for free. Amazon then reimbursed the developers depending on how long users spent within the app. Many of the apps were listed as “actually free” and included everything from the initial download to in-app purchases. The program was regarded as a interesting way to test new ideas and expand Amazon’s limited app offerings. Although the app is closing, developers and fans are not completely out of luck. Developers will be able to create... Read more...
Amazon is taking another stab at promoting apps on the Android platform with the launch of Underground. The Underground app gives Android users access to free games and apps, which is nothing new for those familiar with Amazon’s long-running “Free App of the Day” promotion. However, where Underground take a slightly different (and interesting) turn is that apps and games are labeled “Actually Free” by Amazon, meaning that not only are the apps free, but also the associated in-app purchases. So you’ll never have to worry about forking over additional money to get the most out of what previously would have been called a “freemium” app. “Many apps and games that are marked as ‘free’ turn out not... Read more...