Whether for a birthday, hunting for an original gift, or when your friends or family gets a new Android smartphone or tablet for the Christmas holidays, a cool idea is to give the gift of an Android app. This could also be something cool to give your kids, after you’ve bought them their first Android phone.
Though there are many great free apps, all without spending a dime, there are many paid apps that are actually top notch Android apps. So gifting an Android app as cool as Monument Valley or Talon for Twitter would make anyone a happy camper.
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Google Play Gift Card
You’ve likely noticed that at some supermarkets or electronics stores have Google Gift cards hanging strategically at the checkout counter. Getting one of these gift cards is the easiest way to give an app to a friend because you give them the freedom to purchase whatever they like. They come in different amounts (10, 20 and 30). You or the person you’ve gave it to can then employ the gft card on the web or directly from an Android device. In addition to apps, you can also purchase movies, books and music.
These gift cards never expire and are compatible with all Android devices. To use the credit on the card, just head to the Google Play Store, open the drop-down menu located in the upper right corner, and press Coupon Code. All that remains to do is to insert the number sequence present on the gift card and you're done!
Share apps with friends
If you want to give the gift of an app and the Google Play Gift Card isn’t for you, then you go an alternative route, in which you share the application with your friend. Buy the app you want to give your friend and share it using an app, like Share App or MyAppSharer.
Once installed, open the app and you will a list of all your applications. Choose the one previously purchased and then share it with your friend through the in-app instructions. Also, sharing paid apps might not work for all of them, the developer must have specified that this is possible in the developer settngs.
Do you have root access? Even better! You can share an app using a simple file manager. Go to the root of the internal memory, then share the APK (with a long press on the desired application) from / data / app.
Did you give your friend an app gift or share one of your own paid apps?