Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 31: Facebook update, Free App of Today

by Ian Black

The last day of January delivers a fresh update to Facebook for Android – that makes the mobile location feature Places really useful for saving money and scoring a retail deal.

Free App of Today is an interesting app about apps. The app’s creators handpick the apps they believe are the best and publishes a new list daily.

Facebook for Android update (Free)

This 1.5.1 update of Facebook for Android delivers the Deals feature. What’s a deal? It’s part of Facebook Places, which allows you to view information about retail business near you and actually “check-in” to let the businesses know you are there.

In this update, you can scan the businesses close to you by searching within Facebook, and then navigate to a specific store’s page. If the business is currently offering a deal – like 20 percent off your next purchase – you’ll know see that in this Android app. Most stores require you to “check-in” in order to receive the deal.

Free App of Today (Free)

An app within an app? Free App of Today helps you find good apps in the Android Market. The Creative Apps' team handpicks fun or useful apps to highlight and communicates them through this app. The “Hall of Fame” displays the best apps that the team has ever seen.

Yesterday’s Apps shows you the most recent recommendations in case you missed it. And, of course, you’ll find the latest recommendations as well.

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