In what looks to be a legitimate statement from a company calling themselves Apperang, iPhone and iPad users now have the opportunity to make a little bit of cash for downloading apps. The concept works like this:
1 – Go to Apperang‘s website and create and account.
2 – Once your account is created, start using their site to search for Apps you would like to download. Apperang currently has a mix of paid and free apps and once you find something you’d like to try out, just click ‘Download.’
3 – Like most App sites, this will prompt your computer to open up iTunes where you’ll be able to download and store the app on your desktop account.
4 – Plug in your device, either an iPhone or iPad, and you’re all done.
Although Apperang‘s business model sounds a little bit too good to be true upon first glance, it really is legit. Each free app you download will credit you with .25 cents. Paid Apps credit you with slightly more depending on the download. Once your account reaches over $1, you’re free to start moving cash from your Apperang account straight to your bank account. The concept is actually win-win for both you and the developer behind the creation of the app. Developers are no longer forced to use the pay-per-click model that resulted in paying out a few dollars per download. Instead, they can pay the person downloading the App directly and begin to create a reputation for themselves. From a consumer standpoint, you make cash.
The obvious question is why would a developer buy into a service like Apperang knowing that a lot of users will use this as a cash grab and nothing more? The answer is within the way apps will have to advertise their content. Sure you can simply start downloading and deleting (Apperang does check your iTunes account to ensure that you did in fact download an app), but which apps will you download? This will put the pressure on developers to come up with interesting ways of marketing their app through their descriptions and screen shots.