Welcome to BoostApps, a free app store that lets users of older mobile phones  customize their phones with free Java ME apps and games.  Most mobile phones made before 2015 support Java ME apps but the platform is now considered obsolete.  New Java ME apps are not being developed. This site is archived and has not been updated since 2015.

All games and applications on BoostApps are freely distributed freeware, shareware or adware and were  tested and confirmed working on one or more phones at the time they were published.

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 Samsung, LG and Sony Ericisson non-smartphones  made before 2015 .

Q. How can I get the games and apps on on my phone?

A. Here’s how to install them:
1) Click CATERGORIES in the menu to  brows by category or use the search box 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. Yes with a Java ME emulator such as J2ME Loader

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 classic BlackBerrys running Blackberry OS 7.1 or earlier.

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. Can I watch YouTube or other web videos on my non-smart phone.

Some basic phones can play videos from 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.

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.