The daily deal model has become a popular way to save a buck on local merchant services. But what about deals on mobile apps? TapZilla, a Y Combinator-backed company that launches to the public today, is taking the daily deal model and applying it to discounts on paid mobile apps.
Here’s how it works. Each day, TapZilla features a paid iOS app. For example, today’s app is Tehra Dark Warrior, which costs $0.99 in the App Store. To get the deal, you click on the “get App Now” button, which will then prompt TapZilla to ask for your email. The startup will send you an email with a link to the app in the App Store where you can purchase the app and a coupon code.