Mobile apps have a well-deserved reputation for being cheap, with $0.99 to $1.99 being a pretty common price for software that would easily set you back far more on a desktop computer. But if a buck is still to much to pay, you might want to check out App Hunter. It’s a free app that finds popular free apps in the Android Market, and also tracks apps as they go on sale.

For instance, popular racing app Asphalt HD normally runs $4.99, but it’s currently on sale for $0.99. And TurboFly 3D, which normally costs $2.73 is on sale right now for $0.98. Both show up today in the “On Sale” tab in App Hunter.

There’s also a “Hot Free” tab which shows you popular free apps, while New Free shows you a stream of recently released free apps.

That’s really about it for features. App Hunter doesn’t let you search or filter apps in any way. But if you keep an eye on App Hunter you may be able to find some good bargains. When you find an app you want to download, just tap it and App Hunter will open up the download page in the Android Market.

If you’re looking for a similar app for the iPhone, you might want to check out App Shopper, which offers far more features. Unfortunately App Shopper isn’t currently available for Android.

App Hunter is available as a free download from the Android Market for Android 1.6 and up.

Update: AppsFire for Android (and iOS) offers more features, including a list of apps with demos, personalized recommendations, and a search function. But the user interface is also a lot more cluttered.

via Download Squad

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...