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SeekDroid Available for FREE Today from Amazon (Updated)

SeekDroid is not the Amazon App of the Day, but it’s definitely free for a limited time and we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss it.  As one of the more popular paid Android apps (10-50K Market downloads), SeekDroid normally runs for $.99 and can help you locate, lock, and destroy anyone that manages to steal your device.  OK, the destroy part may be stretching things, but it can remotely turn on your GPS for location, activate an alarm, retrieve missed calls, remote wipe both internal and SD storage, and seriously, so much more.  While we’re not big fans of things like anti-virus apps on Android, we are fans of protecting devices when they have been lost and this is one of the best.  

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Update:  So I think we’re all a little confused.  When you head to the app page, it’s showing as $.99, but if you head to amazon.com/appstore you can clearly see at the top that it is supposed to be free.  Please let us know if it is charging you.  Also, if you are finding a way to get it to appear as free, please let the rest of our readers know in the comments.

Update 2:  For those that aren’t seeing this, here is a screenshot that I took of the Amazon site within the last minute:

Update 3:  Looks like it may not be free because Amazon updates their pricing hourly?  Whatever they are doing, they need to update their damn main page because this has quickly become one of the most annoying app posts in the history of Droid Life.

Update 4:  Amazon may be willing to issue you a refund if you were charged for this app as is stated below from one of our readers.  That same reader also learned from their support team that they are looking into the issue which we’re hoping means it’ll be resolved and set to “free” again within the hour.

Update 5:  SeekDroid should be free again!

Cheers Darren!

  • Goblueboy

    So I ended up spending  -$7.00 on this app. nice!

  • Goblueboy

    So I ended up spending  -$7.00 on this app. nice!

  • T Rodriguez68

    Got it when it was free…but now it says I don’t own the app and I have to buy it…also happening with the Watchdog app!! I found the invoices that say I so called “purchased” the free apps and contacted customer service, but wondering if anyone else is having this problem??

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  • Ozzzmosis

    i got it for free this morning

  • Joe

    Forget data erase – what this app needs is a permanent self destruct feature.  In other words, someone steals the phone, and once you realize you have no hope of retrieving it, you log on to Seek Droid’s site, access your phone, and activate a feature that goes beyond a data erase – one that permanently bricks the phone so that the thief is left with a paperweight!  THAT is what this app needs.

  • It is showing on the app as .99 but is listed on in the Top Free section

  • Anonymous

    Attention everyone!!   I just purchased, that’s right purchased the app.  It’s funny how it says that it’s free but I was still charged for it.  Anyways, I called AMAZON and the guy told me that lot’s of people have been experiencing this problem of purchasing a free app.  Well, to compensate me he said that AMAZON would credit me a $5.00 to make up for it.  It’s only a buck so I’m not sweating it. 

  • Shows as 0.99 for me on both the computer and on the phone. It does show in the search results as free though. What gives?

  • Anonymous

    So it’s back to being $.99 in the AAS…. but given the ~75% 5-star rating it might just be worth the money.  Can it remotely power the phone?  In my experience, most people will turn off a stolen phone – or at least the person who stole mine did.

  • Anonymous

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  • Meatlover

    So how is this different from Lookout Mobile Security??

  • Daddy_Bird

    After researching apps in the market, this app seems to be one of the few that can remotely turn on GPS.  Others send your location based on cell tower triangulation (not accurate) or GPS (but can’t turn it on remotely).  I never leave GPS on b/c of the battery suckage so remote GPS power control is a must.  If it works, I’ll gladly fork over $.99 to support the developer since Amazon apps are not an option for me on my Atrix.

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  • Anonymous

    How does this app compare with Lookout Mobile Security? 

  • MattInPDX

    It’s free now at the Amazon app store, just downloaded it.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Still not free. Shows as free

  • Anonymous

    Still not free. Shows as free

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  • IT’s free again!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Anonymous

    What I don’t get about this app is that, say someone steals my phone… How long do you think it will take them to uninstall this app so that I can’t do shit about it?

    I mean I guess if I lock my phone it could be useful… but then again How long do you think it will take them to connect it to their computer and SBF?

    I mean I guess they might not be intelligent enough to do that… but then again what if they just google how to wipe an android phone?

  • Anonymous

    came up for free just now for me.

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  • Tommy

    Got it free. Pretty nifty app.

  • bird brain

    Free for me. I have a screen shot of it. How can I post it here

  • GOT IT, FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just heard back from Amazon. They apologized and are returning my $.99.

  • Anonymous

    Just heard back from Amazon. They apologized and are returning my $.99.

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  • DaSpitter

    Please do a full article on this app! I think I’m in love 🙂

  • Ray

    this has to be the most updates i have every seen on dl for one story lol!

  • Slllllyyy

    Can it self destruct?
    Whats the point of this app if it can’t?

    Why do I need to know where the person who stole my phone is, if I can’t blow him up?

  • Kerrythebeast

    i just got it for free on the webpage but its still 1$ in the app its self

  • Trevon Reid

    ITS FREE AGAIN!!!

  • Seekdroid is #2 in the Top Free section of the Amazon App Sore app…

  • Bbrutcher

    just got it for free!  refresh the app store and it should show up under top free

  • it’s free now

  • Ray

    Hey its now showing as free! 

  • Anonymous

    I just got it for free. I google’d Amazon App Store, then clicked on the “learn more” link on the banner at the top of the page. Once I clicked that it took me to the app page and one clicked it. And it said I “saved .99” and bought me the app. I just received the email that said that as well.

    Subtotal of items: 

    $0.00

     
    ——

    Total before tax: 

    $0.00

    Tax Collected: 

    $0.00

     
    ——

    Total for this Order: 

    $0.00

    The following item is available now. From your mobile
    device, please open the Amazon Appstore and click on My Apps to download
    your new app. See all your apps and registered devices in ________

    SeekDroid [Apps for Android]

    $0.00 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

  • Anonymous

    Purchased with 1 click, price was showing at $.99, but receipt says Grand Total: $0.00

    Receipt

  • FlyingHellfish

    It was showing $0.99 for me until about 10 min ago.  Just picked it up for free.

  • Anonymous

    Great. I accidentally clicked on “Buy now with 1-click” and now I’m stuck with an awesome app I paid only $.99 for. That’s just out-f’n-standing!
    Can I sue?

    • Anonymous

      Contact Amazon and they should refund the purchase price. They did for me.

      • Do you get to keep the app?

        • Anonymous

          yes

          • yeah I just called and got the refund while getting to keep the app. Sweet. Not that a buck would have been a huge loss but I’ll take it.

          • yeah I just called and got the refund while getting to keep the app. Sweet. Not that a buck would have been a huge loss but I’ll take it.

  • eh

    I grabbed it from Amazon yesterday for free.

  • eh

    I grabbed it from Amazon yesterday for free.

  • Ace87

    I got it yesterday morning for free, they probably just forgot to increase the price today

    • Mike

      It was free all day yesterday…shouldn’t take sundays off kellex

  • Anonymous

    Apparently it was for a Very Limited time…downloaded mine for free about 1/2 hour ago directly from phone…but now it is no longer showing free!?!

  • Well if you got to the Amazon Appstore homepage, at the top there is a banner that says its free for a limited time. I got charged .99. I believe they should refund anyone who got this because it said its free.

  • G3orge612

    not free

  • Anonymous

    They charged me. Contacted them also. Will be interesting to see how they resolve it.

  • Anonymous

    I believe Amazon uses an algorithm for hourly pricing. (can you imagine it being done any other way?) enough people buy something, and they automatically jack up the price.

    I still think that Amazon logo is a smirk,

  • Anonymous

    I just got it for free. Not that difficult people..

    • Drovid

      Liar

      • Anonymous

        Eat it:
        Subtotal of items: 

        $0.00

         

        ——

        Total before tax: 

        $0.00

        Tax Collected: 

        $0.00

         

        ——

        Total for this Order: 

        $0.00

  • Showing as $.99 here as well.

  • dblj

    charged me..

  • Paulding

    I noticed it this morning saying it was free.  I ‘bought’ it on the spot and received my e-mailed Amazon receipt for $0.00.  I guess my timing was very lucky.

    • marshall williams

      me to thats what i did as well so i got it for free

  • George Chahinian

    answer here: http://goo.gl/BD7Wr

    • JoeyMalcomb

      This is an image grab of what I said earlier.
      It’s listed under the top free apps, but there is a link next to the crossed out “free” price that says “Why is this not free?” Clicking on that yields:
      “Amazon Bestsellers lists are updated hourly. Between list updates, the price of an item may change from being free to having a price and vice versa. Although the item’s price changes immediately, the list and its rankings stay the same until the next hourly update.”

      • George Chahinian

        precisely sir

    • That doesn’t even make any sense. That explanation makes no sense. None whatsoever.

  • Jeyrivera89

    for me on the main AAS page its showing .99.. last night when i checked it, it showed free

  • Anonymous

    I saw this for free this morning and got it…still no charge on my account

  • dknyc

    Got it free this morning around 8am pacific time from the amazon app store app on my thunderbolt but now shows as being back to 99 cents. Another site says it was supposed to be free today and tomorrow.

  • Seth

    Oh well.  Seems like a great app.  Logged into the website, very user friendly.  Totally worth .99

  • Matthew M

    Not showing up as free anymore

  • JoeyMalcomb

    It’s listed under the top free apps, but there is a link next to the crossed out “free” price that says “Why is this not free?” Clicking on that yields:
    “Amazon Bestsellers lists are updated hourly. Between list updates, the price of an item may change from being free to having a price and vice versa. Although the item’s price changes immediately, the list and its rankings stay the same until the next hourly update.”

  • Pilotbluemike

    its listed under Top Free on amazon app but price is 99 cents and isnt crossed out.. dont know if theyd charge or not

  • Anonymous

    Super Box pro is the Free app of the day. Has been all day for me.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the Amazon is having a tough time.  If you head to http://amazon.com/appstore you can see a highlighted section at the top of the page that clearly states it should be free.  But for some of our readers, it’s showing up as still $.99 on the app page.

    We’re looking into it.

    • Joe Brock

      It clearly said FREE when i looked at the app store on my droid x. Now my bank account is $0.99 lower..

    • They tried to charge me too.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, like I said before, if you click on that link that talks about it being free, it still comes up as being .99.

  • Anonymous

    I believe seek droid was free yesterday for me thats when I got it, today its superbox

    • Jeres88

      Yesterday’s free app was Nanopanda…  At least it was for me.

  • Anonymous

     Nope, seeing it as .99 on both the phone and internet link.

    Seems like a mistake/very limited.. or maybe it’s tomorrow’s app of the day that accidentally went live early?

  • Patrick H

    Mine is not showing up as free on Amazon.com or on the Amazon Appstore.

  • Searched for it using the Amazon app and am still seeing it for $.99. Does anyone want to outline exactly how they got it to show up as free?

  • Joe Brock

    It shows up as free from the app store on my phone, but when I downloaded it, my amazon receipt shows that I’m getting charged 99 cents… 

  • FknTwizted

    I found it on amazon app store for free, think the link is to the android market place.

  • Seth

    For those that are seeing it as .99 on Amazon, try navigating to the app on your phone’s Amazon app.  Should show up as FREE there.  I believe Caseyisajim owes me .99

    • Anonymous

      mine is not showing up as Free either place.

      • caseyisajim

        Actually mine is not showing up free either….

        I’ll take my $.99 back.

    • Anonymous

      Weird, shows up in the “top free” column but selling for .99.

    • caseyisajim

      Here you go, Seth: $.99

    • Navigating to the app still shows $.99 for me.

  • Today’s free app for me was SuperBox Pro, not this.

  • “definitely free for a limited time”

    that was a very limited time…

  • Goblueboy

    NOT FREE

  • What an unbelievable hoax!!  I’ll never move passed this!!!

  • caseyisajim

    I’ll pay $.99 to the first person who finds it for free.

    • Anonymous

      It looks like SeekDroid is now free and I just paid $.99 for it not 10 minutes ago.

      Ahh well.

    • I got it for free….. 😀  NOW PAY UP….lol

    • Anonymous

      Free again as of this morning. I picked it up.

  • Baker881

    NNot anymore

  • I’m showing SuperBox Pro as today’s free app

    • Anonymous

      This is not the app of the day.  Look at the top of the appstore page.

  • Anonymous

    it currently shows as $.99, not free.

  • It’s showing as .99 for me.

  • Anonymous

    Showing up as .99 for me when clicking the link or searching for it in the Amazon appstore.

  • Anonymous

    Am I missing something? Amazon still says it’s $0.99…