Free App a Day Site Launching Next Week [free iPhone apps]

Free App a Day for iPhone

Ever since the iPhone App Store launched, free apps have been one of its big selling points “ and they still are. So the soon-to-launch FreeAppaDay.com site is good news for all of us who enjoy finding quality free apps – as well as paid, easy there haters :)

The new site will carry on and extend the idea that the same group of backers used on the Appventcalendar Experience during the recent holiday period.  Here ‘s the gist of it:

FreeAppaDay.com facilitates the discovery process by creating a centralized location merging small and large quality applications developers with hundreds of thousands of iPhone apps enthusiasts by offering paid apps for free for 24 hours.

And some more detail on the idea behind the site:

ICS Mobile, developer of critically acclaimed Navy Patrol:Coastal Defense, Blacksmith Games, developer of Apple’s Top featured game Plushed, OpenFeint, the leading iPhone social gaming network and Tapjoy, developer of perennial top 100 free game TapDefense, are banding together to launch www.FreeAppaDay.com

With over 100,000 apps available in the App Store discoverability has become a growing issue for both iPhone gamers and developers and great applications can simply remained buried among the mass. Today, discovering the best apps can literally amount to finding a needle in a haystack.

FreeAppsDay.com provides an unparalleled promotional platform for developers since their application icons will remain available to our daily visitors for up to a full month. Based on the Appcentcalendar.com experience which will be back to celebrate Easter on April 1st, hundreds of thousands of iPhone application enthusiasts are scheduled to return each and every day to discover a new free app as well as scan through previously free paid apps.

These are the folks who are creating the new site:

ICS Mobile, developer of critically acclaimed Navy Patrol:Coastal Defense, Blacksmith Games, developer of Apple’s Top featured game Plushed, OpenFeint, the leading iPhone social gaming network and Tapjoy, developer of perennial top 100 free game TapDefense, are banding together to launch www.FreeAppaDay.com

I love the idea for this site; it strikes me as a real ‘everybody wins ‘ sort of scenario.  Developers win because their apps get an extra promotional boost not only on the day their app is offered for free, but during the entire month that it is listed among featured apps.  As users, of course we win by having another valuable resource for finding good apps that don ‘t require opening up your wallet.

One great little feature of the site is an opt-in reminder email, that lets you choose categories that interest you and receive email alerts when there are free app offers that fit your choices.

New free iPhone apps site

The Free App a Day site is set to go live next Monday, January 18th.  Thanks to our reader Frank Catalano for giving me the heads-up on this one.  As he said to me, this is one site that wants to be bookmarked, right away.  Go check it out “ and bookmark it “ here:

http://www.freeappaday.com/index.php

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