Welcome to BoostApps.com. This site lets you download free games and apps to Boost Mobile and other phones without the need for cables, loader programs or even a PC.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about using this site.
Q. If these apps are free why am I getting charged by my operator for downloading and running them?
A. The apps and games themselves are free, you pay nothing for the app or game. However downloading apps uses data and your operator will charge you for the data used downloading. In addition, many apps use data when you run them. Messagers like Hike and WhatsApp use data to send and receive messages, browsers use data to load web pages and ad-supported apps use data to download ads. Click here to only see apps that don't use data while you are running them.
Q. I'm using Free Basics and downloading apps is using my paid data. I though Free Basics gave me free data.
A. Free Basics is a service that is operated by Facebook, not by BoostApps. It gives users of participating mobile operators free data for browsing websites, including BoostApps, that have been approved by Free Basics. However, Free Basics free data doesn't work for downloading. You must use paid data to download.
Q. What phones do these games work on?
A. The apps and games on BoostApps are Java ME (also called J2ME) apps.They work on phones that support Java ME including Nokia S40 and S60, Asha and Symbian Belle phones and most non-smartphones from Samsung, LG and Sony Ericisson.
Q. How can I get the games and apps on BoostApps.com on my phone?
A. Here's how to install them:
If you are browsing BoostApps on a PC:
1. On the BoostApps PC site find an app you like and look for the Jump Code. It's at the bottom of the post.
2. Go to boostapps.com with your phone browser and click the "Enter Jump Code" link just below the page header.
3. On the next page enter the Jump Code in the text box and press the "Jump" button which you take you to the app's download page.
4. Click the JAD link near the bottom of the app page to download and install the app.
If you are browsing Boostapps on your phone
1) Use the search box or categories at the bottom of every page on the site to find the a game or app you want.
2) Click the "JAD" link below the app's description. The phone will download and install the app
Q. I have an Android phone. Will the apps on BoostApps work on it?
A. No, but don't feel bad, there are many more and much better free apps in the Play Store (formerly Android Market) on the phone. Tap the Play or Market icon on the phone to get started downloading.
Q. I have a BlackBerry, can I use these games and apps
A. The apps on this site are intended for non-smartphones. Some of them work on BlackBerrys but many don't. The best sources for BlackBerry apps are BlackBerry App World and this big list of free BlackBerry software.
Q. I have a QWERTY phone and the number keys don't work in games. Can this be fixed?
A. You need to switch the keypad to number mode. On most phones press Fn twice to switch to number pad mode. If that doesn't work try a long press on the Fn key to switch the keyboard to phone number pad mode. Once you are in number mode you can use the the number keys in games that use numbers as controls. You have to do this on QWERTY phones for any game that uses the number keys. To switch back to QWERTY either tap FN once or do another long press.
Q. I have a QWERTY phone and I can't type letters or symbols in the ID and password fields of some apps. What's the solution?
A. Some apps don't "see" the QWERTY keys and only recognize the number keys. Do a long press on the Fn key or press Fn twice to switch the keyboard to phone number pad mode and then you can triple tap the number keys to enter letters and symbols as if you were using a non-QWERTY phone. For example to type a "C", press "2" three times.
Q. The game or app I want isn't on BoostApps. How can I get it?
A. If you can find the game or app on another site like Getjar or Mobilerated you can send it to your phone with the Universal App Loader. Instructions here. And if you do find a good game or a useful app that works well on your phone and is free to distribute (non-commercial, freeware or ad-supported), do your fellow BoostApps users a favor and post a link to it in the comments section of the Universal App Loader page or on the forum.
Q. Can I watch YouTube or other web videos on my non-smart phone.
Some of the phones including the Sanyo Incognito and the Motorola Rambler will play videos from m.youtube.com and other mobile video sites.
Q. Can I listen to Internet radio stations on my non-smart phone?
A. Virtual Radio works well on many phones including the Motorola Rambler and Theory, Sanyo Incognito and Innuendo, Samsung Seek, and LG Rumor Reflex.
Q. My phone doesn't have a music player, can I install one?
A. I've tried a number of MP3 player apps and none have worked on phones that don't have a built in music player and SD card.
Q. I signed up to subscribe to BoostApps by email but now I don't want it anymore, how do I unsubscribe
A. Click the "Unsubscribe now" or "Manage your subscriptions" link at the bottom of any of the emails.
Q. How can I change the avatar on my comments?
A. Create an account at en.gravatar.com and upload your avatar there. Be sure to sign up at Gravatar with the same email address that you use here or it won't work.
Q. I have a question that wasn't answered here. How can I get help?
A. If your question is a general one about using the site please leave a comment with your question. If your question is about a specific app or game on BoostApps, leave it in a comment on that app's post.