Poll: how many of the $0.25 featured Google Play Store apps have you purchased?

This week has been full of celebration at the Google Play Store. And why not? 25 billion app downloads is nothing to scoff at, and our Android reign is only getting bigger and bigger by the day. To prove they are grateful, Google has been offering a selection popular apps at a discounted $0.25 price, with a different list of apps being added daily.

Android users are usually all over the Play Store when Google has these deals, including me. For some reason, though, this week’s apps are just not as exciting as I thought. So far, I have only purchased one – Amazing Alex. The rest I either already have, or I have no interest in owning them.

Maybe it is just me, or I already have all the good apps, but I really wish this week’s featured apps could have been more enticing. But there is a chance we are just crazy, so we wanted to reach out to our readers and ask them what they think! You can check out today’s featured apps at the Play Store, and don’t forget Swiftkey 3 is also celebrating 25 billion downloads with a 75% discount!

Go ahead and participate in our poll and tell us how many of these $0.25 apps you have purchased. Don’t forget to also hit the comments section to let us know which!

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TAGS: discounts , Google Play , sales

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    Only one I’ve bought was HD Widgets

    • Martin Magee

      I had that for a while, only used the weather side of it, and was commonly incorrect.

      • WhoaManWtF

        You can change the source of weather under settings.

    • ILIkeBubbles

      I thought about buying it but I’m still happy with beautiful widgets… How do you like it?

      • Unorthodox

        I have both, and when it comes to one cell switches, BW sucks HDW’s balls.

  • http://twitter.com/t1996er brian robinson

    may as well buy them while they are so cheap

  • Phil Lau

    asphalt 7. all the rest i already have or are pretty useless even for $0.25.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pittspgh PittsPgh Pitts

      Couldn’t get the Asphalt 7 for the EVOLTE. That one I might have gotten.

  • Ryan Matchett

    Swiftkey 3 only…

    • Martin Magee

      The best keyboard in my opinion

      • onpoint G

        Tru I’d also add thumb keyboard to that, works fantastic on my 10.1 tablet

    • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

      I thought SwiftKey was 99 cents during this celebration? I do agree it is the absolute best!

  • Chris

    Bought 3 of them. Probably never use them. But for a quarter each, kinda hard to pass on them

  • http://twitter.com/technician199 Andrew Johanns

    Had a lot of the 25¢ already. Needed just a few to round out my collection.

  • Martin Magee

    It’s awesome, grab em’ while their hot I recon!

  • Larkhillv

    I have gotten two. I bought SketchBook and OfficeSuite Pro :) I only have my Galaxy Nexus now, but I plan on getting the Nexus 10 if it really does come out between now and Q1 of 2013, and if not, I will just nab the Nexus 7. That way I can sketch or do word processing on a larger screen, and possibly with a USB/bluetooth keyboard.

  • Matt S

    None, the few that I like, I already have, all the rest have been crap.

  • sl249

    5 apps so far. Worth every quarter.

  • NightHawk877

    All I bought so far was World of Goo.

  • squiddy20

    Most of the apps I would want, I already have. Swiftkey, Endomondo Pro, Camera Zoom FX, Tunein Radio Pro (which I haven’t really used), Mass Effect Infiltrator, Paper Camera, World of Goo, and Office Suite Pro 6 have all been featured on previous sales (such as the 10 cent deals a few months ago). Great to see them rehashing roughly the same apps. -_-

  • PuzzledObserver

    This $0.25 campaign is fantastic. When I referred this to an acquaintance, it’s too late! there were 4 apps she would like to buy in the previous 2 days.

  • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

    I downloaded Ocean HD because I thought it would look good on the SGSII and it did. Then my phone became very hot and I uninstalled it. Otherwise, nothing else impressed me, nothing.

  • Jason Crumbley

    I’ve bought a few .99 books too.

  • Asimoalex

    Why is there never a poll in there “polls”, here ?

    • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

      There is always a poll in the “polls”? I see it up top right below the actual article. Same place it always is.

      • Asimoalex

        Lies ??!?! unless im not seeing it for some reason ?

        • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

          I dont see it on my nexus 7 either. It pulls up on my desktop.

          • Asimoalex

            hhhmm interesting…i was always like wtf is wrong with phandroid and there “polls”

          • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

            I also always feel like “WTF is wrong with Phandroid”… No polls when using an Android device on an Android dedicated website: That sounds so right!

          • PhilNelwyn

            I see it on my Galaxy Nexus using the stock browser.

    • Morten Thoresen

      Java? On an Android dedicated site? Really? Seriously?

      • Asimoalex

        Doesn’t android do java? Or am I wrong to day that?

      • ssj4Gogeta

        I don’t see any applet.

  • Kernschatten

    Between 10¢ sale last year and 49¢ Play store earlier this year, I have all the good ones

  • slsf617

    Can I just say that the Google Play cards were a great idea because of them I don’t have to see the 7 Google Play transactions on my card this month.

  • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

    None, the $0.10 apps they had a few months back were WAY better and I bought a bunch then but none of these appeal to me. And some of them ARE the ones I bought for $0.10 back then so I really can’t get them.

  • http://jeremyperez.com Jeremy

    Survey seems a little premature since the sale isn’t over. For 25 cents I’ve been buying apps I will probably never use just to support Android developers.

    • Jordan Petlev

      Exactly what I did.. I’ve bought ‘just about’ every app for that single reason.


    I’ve picked up REAL CALC PLUS & OCEAN HD on this most recent sale.

    Most of what’s being offered are either apps that I’ve picked up in previous sales or recycled CRAPPS that keep popping up in these sales or from AMAZON on their “free app of the day” program, which I might add has been offering nothing but CRAPPS the last couple of months.

  • Ray

    Like 7 or 8 love app deals you never know when they’ll come in handy

  • gtbarry

    I have purchased one for myself and two for my daughter. We would have two more purchased each if I had known that the day one deals were daily. I was going to buy us each Angry Birds Space and Office Suite but I thought I had up to 5 days to do so.

  • JustAnotherG

    Got Swiftkey today but that’s all so far…

  • faceless128

    been buying stuff i probably won’t use.

    this sale also made me think about other apps that i’ve been using a lot and i went and bought the ad-free and/or donate versions of those apps.

    • iTKe2k

      same here, bought a few donation/pro apps to support the devs that created my favorite/most used apps

  • TechGuy22

    5 so far
    cant wait to get more.
    all with my nexus 7 credit

  • http://twitter.com/NERV_REl NERV

    Too many old apps that I bought them already…

    • http://twitter.com/mahmoud824 Mahmoud Shaaban

      that should be a choice in the poll.

      • PhilNelwyn

        “None – No need of them?”

        • http://twitter.com/mahmoud824 Mahmoud Shaaban

          that could mean you just don’t want any of the apps doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the apps already

          • PhilNelwyn

            Yeah, but this is a poll about the success of the discount, not about the success of the apps.
            They want to know how many discounted apps you’ve purchased, so the question is not “do you need those apps?” but “did you need them discounted?”
            If you already have the apps, then to you the discount is as useless as if they weren’t interesting.

  • yippiedad

    32 for now… Keep them coming!

  • http://MarriedByGary.com/ Gary A. Wapnitsky

    The apps aren’t that thrilling. Google Play could have done better with the selection. Items that have only been downloaded 10,000-100,000 aren’t that impressive.

    • ari_free

      Maybe it’s good to promote those unknown apps so that Play isn’t full of zombies.

  • chuckles87

    I picked up madden that’s the only one I’ve seen worth it. I would have gotten office suite if I had seen it

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I own a lot of them from the $0.10 sale a while back.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I bought a running app so that I can still not go running.

    • niuguy

      You should probably buy a calorie counting app then. ;)

    • Veronica Orozco

      Me, too!

    • onpoint G

      I just got that lol

  • pamoroso

    When they do such sales, they feature three kinds of apps: games, games and games. Yawn.

    • aiden9

      There’s usually a few apps that aren’t games in the mix. Yesterday had Tuneinradio Pro, HD widgets, ezpdf reader Annotate Form, and Msecure. Today has Edmondo sports track, Camera Zoom FX, and Realcalc plus.

      Yeah the majority of the apps are games but there’s also a good chunk that are not.

  • np6s4x

    umm…gmail now considers purchase emails from google play spam, lol, not alot but some, some being ones i would like to have the paid version but don’t use it enough to justify the full price


    I have to agree, I have been disappointed with the choice of apps also. This time they seem to be mostly games. I don’t bother with the games that often as I don’t have WiFi.

  • Michael Thompson

    three or four
    There were a couple I’ve been keeping my eye on, so I jumped on ’em.

  • MttFrog13

    I don’t buy many android apps, but when I do, they’re on sale and I buy many.

  • Magnus100

    The selection is pretty poor in my humble opinion.

  • irtechneo

    While I love these deals it gets really annoying that I have to pay for each one separately with my credit card. My bank calls me for each one I purchase since it’s an online charge less than $1. Verizon really needs to let us do carrier billing or Google needs to release these darn Playstore gift cards already!

    • Javier Castillejos

      I’ve been able to pick up The Google Play Giftcards since the end of August at Target. My friend was also able to purchase one for my birthday gift at The Shack (Radio Shack).

  • http://www.facebook.com/srinivas.tr Srinivas Tr

    Asphalt 7

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmourar Ricardo Moura Rocha

    I bought just one but I also bought a book and a magazine…

  • tizzyzz

    Haven’t found any I can use more then once nothing against the apps I try not to overload my phone with apps I will only use once or twice even the free ones

  • Veronica Orozco

    I’ve only bought 2 apps because I already own a majority of the ones I would have considered buying, however, I have bought 7 banned books for $0.99.

  • rustygh

    I bought 5 more, but ya, like others said there were many I alrdy owned

  • iTKe2k

    17 not including 10 more apps not on sale

  • ssj4Gogeta

    ~10 so far. I missed the previous sale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrfitzwilliam Frederick A. Fitzwilliam

    I cant stop buying…smh

  • ari_free

    I bought the camera fx app

  • Guest

    Smart Tools, Cut The Rope, The Dark Night Rises, Endomondo, Paper Camera, Amazing Alex, Asphalt 7 and Office Suite Pro.

  • Guest

    Smart Tools, Cut The Rope Experiments, The Dark Knight Rises, Endomondo, Paper Camera, Amazing Alex, Asphalt 7 and Office Suite Pro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Manuel-Guajardo-Suarez/644855479 Juan Manuel Guajardo Suarez

    Smart Tools, Cut The Rope, The Dark Night Rises, Endomondo, Paper Camera, Amazing Alex and Office Suite Pro.

  • Micha Ols

    Two so far. I own quite some of them already.
    EDIT – Make it three.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

    I started this week with $21.00 left of my Nexus $25… I’m down in the $16 range now.

  • DJ Goya

    Uhhh a whole crapload,, lol. Hell, there a quarter each….. Come on now

  • WhoaManWtF

    Todays sale is pretty epic!

  • Kenneth


  • Frankie Abaddon

    I have a lot of them already at full cost. so it was pointless. Proves a lot of us android guys ain’t cheap after all. I know I’m not the person that brought a lot of these before the sale.

  • toomuchgame441

    Well I have to admit the first few days had no apps that I would want, but I just saw Nova Prime and the Dark Knight so I went for it :-)

  • Unorthodox

    Thanks to having kids apps on sale – bought all the interactive books, learning apps. Bought my favorite Rubicon game (I only had GLWG), and lotta other sh!t I probably won’t need, but who cares – it 25 cents for God sake.

  • http://twitter.com/krsagar Kumar Sagar

    unable to register my google wallet account for my debit card.. N no carrier support.. i jz stood-by n watched in dismay… :-/

  • remnem

    none , i download all ofthem for free haha , im wating for final fantasy 3 , dreaming is free

  • http://www.708media.com/ Chris Edwards

    Amazing deal when combined with my Nexus 7 credit, I bought up about 9 or so. Just storta bought ones that I “may” use in the future. There were about 3 apps I just bought that were on sale, too bad a week ago I couldn’t predict this. Still have plenty of Nexus 7 credit left over, so yeah, amazing deal.

  • DarrenR

    Anything I would of wanted I had already. I did buy swiftkey though, dunno if that counts.

  • Wetworx

    Only 2 purchased by me. It’s rather pathetic to go to some of the apps and see that they’ve only been downloaded over 100 times. That would make me feel like an alpha tester. Lots of the other stuff was pure junk that I wouldn’t download if they were free.

    • iampoch

      On the other hand, I am glad there are new blood participating in the sale instead of the same old ones, like SwiftKey. You can also say that more people would be aware of these unknown apps.

  • umataro42

    Where’s the “none – I had already bought the one I want” choice?
    I remember seeing Endomondo Pro, Where’s My Perry? and a couple others I already had. And from today’s choices, I already have Nova Launcher Prime.

    Edit: nevermind, since I just bought Gravity Guy, pretty fun.

  • trazer

    I bought seven so far I believe, but I purchased each one at Amazons App store and not google. Amazon was matching the price, and I have purchased almost all my apps from Amazon so I’ll keep them all there.

    I get free stuff from google, but never paid.

    • factbased

      Why the loyalty to Amazon? Why not give a little support to the core player in the Android ecosystem?

      • trazer

        I’ve never even set up a google account for purchasing. I don’t use gmail other than the forced account to setup my phone. I use no google apps or other items at all and I had Amazon all setup and ready to go. Decided to keep it easy and have all my apps in one place.

        Never jumped on the google bandwagon though I use an android phone and have for a while. /shrug

        • factbased

          Ah, got it. Makes sense.

  • Ravi Rao

    Waaaaaaaaaay too many downloads. Horn, Great Big War Game, Dungeon Village, Nova Launcher, World of Goo, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Dark Knight Rises.

  • No_Nickname90

    These sells are great for people like me. A lot of these games I haven’t played because I don’t play games enough to get their value. Like I won’t play a game long enough to get that $6 value. Like I barely played SpiderMan.

  • Aslan Bollin

    None. All the ones worth getting I’ve already purchased previously.

  • Chisanga Ng’oma

    Bought around 5, some apps I needed, some because they were cheap and bought all to support the play store .

  • Tim B.

    most of them I had already purchased.