Marco Gallo offering giveaway on select applications for a limited time

By Alicia Erlich on 19 Aug 2014 10:38 am EDT
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With the release of the new vendor portal for BlackBerry Developers, one of the new features highlighted is the ability to create promotional codes for users to redeem in the storefront. Since then, we've seen quite a few developers create codes for our readers both on the front page and in the forums. Marco Gallo is no exception and he has decided to take five of his popular applications and giveaway 30 copies of each, not including Marine Assistant which is 15, for free. All of the information you need to claim these free applications is listed below. Please note that capitalization is important when entering the codes.

To Redeem a code in BlackBerry World

  • Launch BlackBerry World
  • Swipe down from the top and select Redeem
  • Enter in the code listed below for the app you wish to download

Application promo codes

All of the codes expire on August 20th, though we all know they will be gone quickly. Be sure to act fast and grab them while supplies last. All are compatible with BlackBerry 10.

Discover all of Marco Gallo's application in BlackBerry World

Reader comments

Marco Gallo offering giveaway on select applications for a limited time

58 Comments

I never was able to get any of the giveaways posted here with redeem codes lol

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Can't believe I even got a few. Even when there was 1000 free copies, I seemed to be late. In any case thanks.

Posted via CB10

30 copies...

"Gone in thirty seconds...."

Not even enough time to find out what these apps do.

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All gone, is that real?

My first BlackBerry Z10 (wall hugger) will soon be replaced by its successor Z20

Please don't mislead people by saying Limited Time when it is actually number of exact copies.

Crazy lover of BlackBerry Z10

The article stated there was a limited number for a limited time. That means the promotion expires when the number or the expiration date is reached - whichever occurs first. Not misleading at all.

Well it kinda is. We are not stupid. We all know these codes are gone in a couple of minutes. Not really for a "Limited time" as I thought the same.

You thought the same because you misinterpreted it similarly. That doesn't mean you're stupid - likely just means you read the title of an article (with clear details) and moved to the redeem codes, before reading the article.

Yes, the accurate headline of the article containing clear details. Time is limited to the date given, or the point at which the supply is gone. Common practice for promotions.

The header is misleading. The header says one thing and the content says another thing.

Crazy lover of BlackBerry Z10

More importantly, can we give it a rest with the sour grapes complaints over these promotions? Do any of you really think the goal is to giveaway everything for free, indefinitely? Ultimately the purpose is to draw attention to the product- not to give everyone free stuff. If you get lucky, great! If not, try again - or don't! Some of the comments have been pretty petty or outright childish over the last few days.

Don't we have the right to give our opinion be it childish or not. Don't you think I know this is how promotion has been carried out for the last couple of weeks. It is just this promotion header that is misleading. How do you know that I don't read the entire article? Have you even paused for a moment before judging others? It is because I read the entire article and therefore I'm able to notice the misleading header. We wasn't born yesterday. I'm going to let this conversation ends here to determine our maturity if anyone gets my point period.

Crazy lover of BlackBerry Z10

1. Yes, we all have that right - and we've expressed them.

2. The header is factual - you misinterpreted it. That's all that happened here.

3. I paused, considered, then judged. Accurately. In my opinion.

I missed them but big thanks to the developers that are keeping this up! It's great for us users and helps generate interest in you app.

Ignore the whiners not everyone understands the time and $ that's put into these apps.

Posted via CB10 with my Z10 (Via limited WiFi connection)

Hi everyone, thank you for your kind words :) ,
I just extended the number of copies of +10 each for thank you, hurry!

Big Thank you to Alicia and CrackBerry Staff for writing the articles !

These givaways are great if you are lucky enough to be able to spare the time to get them as soon as they are posted. Not great if you have to concentrate at work. Like the look of the marine app and it is good that some developers are prepared to speculate to accumulate by giving away a few freebies to advertise their wares; would just be nice if they were time rather than volume limited so we all have a chance.

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I can't believe the people who continue to complain abouts not getting in on the free deals. I see it as being two issues. One is people who are too cheap to loosen the purse strings for a useful application. Let’s face it, most of the apps out there cost less than your daily cup of coffee. The developer put in their time and effort into creating the app. Some people don't get that working for free is not a viable business model - unless you suggest they work for free, then they get quite clearly. And while the cost of distribution is low, it's still there. Giving away an app costs the developer.

Second are the people who grab onto anything free, whether they need it or not. I'll admit, I grabbed a couple of apps at first when they were offered for free, just to try them out. But now I check out the app first to see if I would use it. If I wouldn't, I don't download it anyway just so I can say that got it for free. That's just greedy and wasteful.

Bottom line, if you think the app is going to be useful, splurge on the one or two dollars it costs and but the darn thing. You support the developer who then has incentive to improve it, rarely at any further cost to you.

There, once again I'll get down off my soapbox...

Posted via CB10

This world has all sorts of people. We can't satisfy everyone. There is no such thing as a FREE lunch either. My point is there are activities or events that gives out things for free which someone has to pay for it one way or the other. So, if we are going to give out something for FREE with limited stocks, be prepared that those did not benefit from it will have something to say be it positive or negative. If we cannot embrace both sides then my advice is don't give such freebies out. Promotion like this has no impact at all. It won't drive the sales up come to think of it. Those who gets it for free, most won't tell others about it.

I was bombarded for making a genuine comment on this promotion even though the apps offered is something I won't use but assume I would go for it just because it's FREE. Welcome to the reality of human life. How interesting isn't it.

Crazy lover of BlackBerry Z10

The scare cam is kind of funny

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever