Apperang: Get Paid for Trying iPhone Apps

by Xin Lu on 15 November 2010 3 comments

Apperang is a service that pays iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to try out applications from the iTunes store. I first signed up for Apperang a few months ago through an online ad, and it really sounded too good to be true.  My first experience was quite disappointing because I logged in, there was nothing I could download, and therefore I couldn't get paid. So I logged out and forgot about it.

About a month later I received an email from Apperang telling me that the game Angry Birds was available and downloaders would be paid $0.25. This prompted me to log back into Apperang because Angry Birds was the most popular game in the iTunes store.  Apperang then had a dozen apps that I could try, and I downloaded all the free apps I was interested in. There are also paid apps you can try, but you have to buy the app first, and then Apperang reimburses you for the cost of the app plus $0.25. (Basically, you get $0.25 for every app you try.)

This is how Apperang works:

  1. Log into Apperang on the computer where you have your iTunes library.
  2. Choose the app you want to download and install it from iTunes.
  3. Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.
  4. Click "verify" on Apperang. Once you verify the download, your account is credited.
  5. You can cash out to your PayPal account once you reach a balance of $1.00. 

You can make this process faster if you download all the apps you want and then sync them all at once. Clicking verify on Apperang will verify all the apps you have installed and credit you for the entire amount. You have 48 hours to verify that the apps are on your device.

Why would these app developers pay you to use their apps? One big reason is that their apps rank higher in the iTunes store as more people download them. Higher visibility means that more people will organically download or buy their apps. Also, many free apps are supported by advertisements, so a bigger userbase means more income. Acquiring a long-term user for only 25 cents is a good proposition for them. Another reason is that some of these apps are meant to be trial apps and the developers hope that you will like their app enough to buy the full version. I have actually enjoyed many of the apps I tried and kept a good amount of them on the phone. I simply deleted the apps I did not like after I got paid, and there is no penalty for doing so.

Obviously, you will not earn a lot of money from Apperang, but after a month I did earn enough to buy some songs and paid apps for my iPhone. If you are constantly trying apps, then Apperang is a good way to get paid a few bucks for doing something you do anyway.

Disclosure: This post contains my referral links to Apperang.  You can also refer your own friends and earn 5% of their earnings for the first two years.

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Xin Lu, Thanks for writing about us and we're glad you came back and checked us out again. We're constantly growing and improving the service and sure appreciate when we get feedback from our friends like you!

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Xin Lu

Thanks Ryan. I try to use a service for a while before writing about it, and I think Apperang improved a lot since I first signed in. My husband is waiting for the app to come out and he said he would get it once that happens. Meanwhile he also downloaded the apps I tried without even getting paid for that activity because they looked fun when I tried them out. I think this service really adds a lot of value for users and the developers.

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Hi, this site is currently not accpeting members, so I found another one, and much better than this one.
It's called "Appiration", it gives you an extra 0,50€ per app, and I already won 10€ and sended to my paypal.
I made a video with a quick demonstration and how it works. " in portuguese "
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ5gf50RgII

And here is the link to signup:

http://appiration.workhub.com?ref=1F125CB2A7