Apps are the life and blood of a smart phone. They define how we use them and for what. We use apps for almost everything- ranging from weather to camera filters to news to alarm clocks to health and almost anything and everything we can think of today. Our lives are unimaginable without these apps. What if we told you that you could get paid in cash just for discovering apps and downloading them? Sounds like a dream come true right? This has been made into a reality by the Android app Showbox.


Showbox is an app that promises cash rewards for downloading other apps. All you have to do to earn cash is download apps via the Showbox app. Sounds a bit obvious but worth a mention nonetheless. There are other ways to earn cash using this app too. You can choose to test apps and provide developers feedback as well. For each download and test, you will earn points through the Showbox app.


Given a choice to earn more cash without putting in much extra effort, who wouldn’t right? Showbox is giving you this chance too. All you have to do is activate a feature called Lockscreen. Once you activate this feature, the app will display all the latest products and offers that are available right on your home screen each time that you wake your phone. Activating this feature will help you increase the number of points you earn. Another way to do the same is by referring the app to your friends. Each referral will earn you money. After your referrals have begun using the app, you will earn 1 point for every 2 points that they earn in the month once they register.


At the end of every week, you will receive your cash payment via PayPal. This will happen only if you choose to exchange the points earned for cash. If you happen to visit the Rewards Centre of Showbox, you will see that there is a lot more that you can do with these points. You can use these points to top up your phone credit, receive air miles, donate to charity or even receive shopping vouchers. The cash out option is currently the most popular among the options.

The concept behind the Showbox app is quite simple and unique- smart phone developers and users joining hands for mutual benefit. The app merely creates a platform for them to interact and do so. Users get the benefit of discovering new apps that might be useful to them and get paid to discover them too. App developers, on the other hand, have direct access to a pool of smart phone users. This will help them boost the numbers of downloads and consequently their Google ranking. It’s a win-win for both parties.

Showbox is a unique app that creates an excellent platform for both users and developers. The app developers still need to get more parties on board and are working on the same. This will also benefit users by giving them more options. The user interface is too simple and basic. It could also do with a little enhancement. Despite all these minor glitches, the app concept and implementation is what makes this app one that all smart phone users must try out.

Good: Lots of cash-out options

Bad: Basic UI, too few developers on board

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