For holidays, special occasions or just because, why not give the gift of helpful, fun or entertaining apps to your friends and family? Gifting Android™ apps from the Google Play™ Store and Amazon Appstore is an easy (not to mention inexpensive) way to bring cheer to your loved ones and their smartphones and tablets.
Here are two easy options:
From the Google Play Store
You can’t gift an Android app directly to another person through the Google Play Store, but you can buy Google Play gift cards in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 at various national retailers or online.
Google Play gift cards, which never expire, provide a redemption code for the recipient to buy apps as well as games, movies, shows and e-books. Although you can't be sure that the person you're giving the card to will purchase the app you wanted to give, a strong recommendation might get them pointed in the right direction. The person can redeem the gift card right from an Android device.
From Amazon Appstore
In addition to tangible Google Play gift cards, you can purchase electronic gift cards for the Amazon Appstore, another marketplace that sells Android apps.
Send your recipient a personalized Amazon Appstore Gift Card via a Facebook® post or email. You can even print out the gift card complete with an image of your choosing, and schedule your gift up to a year in an advance.
If you’re searching for a distinctive, thoughtful and useful gift that is not only creative but it shows you care, giving a gift card that can be used toward the purchase of an Android app can be a quick but smart answer to your gift-giving needs.