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Best apps for making money on Android

Best apps for making money on Android

Would you rather be making money on your smartphone instead of spending it? Don't want to spend all your time chained to your laptop to get work done? There are a ton of options in the Play Store which can help you make money with Android apps.

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Get rewards for completing surveys

Google Opinion Rewards

It may come as little surprise to learn that Google has an app of its own that you can use to make money. With Google Opinion Rewards you earn Google Play credit by completing surveys. You'll receive a notification whenever a new survey is available, and you just need to spend a few moments answering a series of questions – nothing too taxing.

Once you've completed a survey, you earn Google Play Store credit that you can use to buy apps, music and other things. Many of the surveys have a deadline for completion, so make sure you don’t wait too long to complete them.

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Take surveys on Google Opinion Rewards to earn Play Store credit. / © AndroidPIT

Surveys on the Go

Complete the survey, get the money. Unlike Google Opinion Rewards, this one pays out in cash. However, there are only a few surveys available during any given month, so don't expect to get rich quick. But it's fine for earning a few extra bucks now and then. The app is easy enough to use, so it's some beer/snack money for very little effort.

Earn money for testing apps

CashPirate

CashPirate is an application that turns points into cash. The registered users can test applications, participate in surveys, play games and invite other friends to join. 1000 points correspond to $1, which can be converted to buy items in the Play Store or be transferred to a PayPal account.

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Convert points and bonus credits to buy with CashPirate. / © AndroidPIT

Sell your old stuff

eBay

eBay's website probably needs no introduction, but did you know its Android app can be even more useful for those of us who live on mobile? eBay allows you to sell almost anything and is how a lot of people get their start in online sales.

Chances are you have old clothes, electronics, appliances, toys or furniture that's worth money to someone out there. eBay will help you find that special someone. 

Amazon

After eBay, the next stop for the enterprising seller is naturally Amazon. Amazon's seller app allows you to join of one of the world's largest retailers through your smartphone.  

Just like with eBay, this is a great way to turn your old stuff into useful cash, and can be the jumping-off point to a successful business. 

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Amazon Seller has everything you need to run a business from your phone. / © AndroidPIT

Registration to be an Amazon seller is free, but you do have to pay $0.99 for every item sold. For really successful sellers, you might want opt instead for the $39.99 monthly subscription rather than the $0.99 charge. 

Etsy

Artists, makers and other artisans may find themselves more comfortable with Etsy. Designed for selling various arts and crafts, shoppers come to Etsy looking for special handmade goods, although honestly, shop owners can actually sell whatever they want.

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Etsy has a separate app for sellers. / © AndroidPIT

You can manage your shop via the app, called Sell on Etsy. It lets you manage your shop, your orders, and your listings, as well as chat to potential buyers. If Amazon is too corporate for you and eBay too cluttered, try selling your arts and crafts on Etsy.

Find freelance work online

Fiverr

Looking to make a quick buck? There are a ton of platforms for freelancers, but Fiverr offers instant access to millions of bite sized gigs. There are jobs for those in digital marketing, editing, translation, graphic design, copywriting, videos, and even jobs for virtual assistants.

Whatever you like to do that can help businesses, you can find clients for it here. It's a great platform for those who are just starting out, or who want to make a bit of cash on the side.

Upwork

Upwork is similar to Fiverr, but is generally better for freelancers who are more professionally established and looking to be more highly paid for their expertise.

Within the app, you can search for jobs, accept offers, chat with clients, send project files and more. All of these features mean you can find gigs and be responsive for clients on the go, which is great for those who are full time or part time freelancers.

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Upwork is a great place for more established freelancers to find work. / © AndroidPIT

Freelancer

Freelancer is not quite an app to make money online in minutes, but to find freelance jobs to earn an extra few dollars.

Employers have projects and freelancers makes proposals on execution time and the value of their services. In the end, the freelancer is hired if their proposals match customer needs.

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Get opportunities as a freelancer with Android. / © AndroidPIT

Pawshake

This one's for the animal lovers. Pawshake puts pet owners in touch with people who can take care of their pets while they're on vacation or too busy with work to say, walk the dogs or feed the cats during the day. 

Prospective pet-sitters register on the company's website, but bookings and handled via the app. You can offer a variety of services from just a simple walk or topping up of the food bowl to taking the animals into your own home or grooming/training them.

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Pawshake is a great way to become a pro pet-sitter. / © AndroidPIT

Compensation varies per activity, and Pawshake initially recommends certain rates (and takes their cut), but popular sitters can end up making a comfortable amount of cash.

Have you discovered any other apps that you can use to earn money? What do you think is the best Android app for making money? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Hi there, such an useful post for those who likes to earn money with their phone. Thanks for sharing the list with us. Keep sharing.


  • Such an amazing list of apps. Thanks for sharing the detailed info here.


  • Luis Jun 19, 2018 Link to comment

    Those apps were good for making some amount of dollars. but, the most important things for "mining" some money is your mindset.


  • ApkRat Jun 12, 2018 Link to comment

    i think Freelancer is best for making money.


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  • Some of these apps are not authentic.


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  • My1 Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

    so how often does this junk get reposted without any changes?


  • since there is a simple way you can use to recover all deleted photos, ie if you have not lost the SD card


  • cvdab Apr 9, 2017 Link to comment

    And I recommend AppLike apps to android. Several of these types of monetization applications have already tested and this is the best one and you can trust it. In addition, it is the fastest and easiest way to earn. Well, they are paid out!
    This is because through this application we install from Google Play suggested applications or games and use them (also firing them through applike), that is simply enough that the application is fired and every few minutes are added points. The longer the longer. It is best to leave such applications switched on overnight, or even for a whole day. I get this way around $ 1 a day. The fees are already from $ 0.50 (or 4,999 points), including paypal. It is worth to add that we have 4,444 points on the start, so the first deposit can be done after a few minutes. I recommend ----- r.applike.info/s/58c019d466142


  • Hi everyone. I have 4 android smartphones and plenty of time in my possession to dedicate on this as I'm now unemployed..and would appreciate your guidance on this : is it possible to use multiple phones with different Gmail accounts/phone numbers, so as to earn a reasonable living? Like 300$ per week for 16 hours a day spent on this? Which are the right applications for that purpose?


    • its great to be on pc
      but i want to ask that is it runnable on Android phone
      www.androidavengers.com/best-android-app/


  • Download the app whaff from playstore and put my refer id GG23349... then you will get extra points for using refer id and can earn more..... useful app in my view..


  • Zo Yo Nov 19, 2016 Link to comment

    Cashpirate is the best and simple application to make money. You only need to install without running applications that it offers. Very rare applications that make money online, others have this feature.
    Please enter code TYIDFX to get 500 bonus points.
    Thank you very much !


  • Hey guys I've been earning using MintCoins and it's extremely easy to use and straightforward! Try out MintCoins with my invitation code VKa8ryQzi to get your first 10 coins! 100 coins = 1$ and it's highly achievable as minimum payouts = 100 coins and you retrieve your amount within 24 hours :-)


  • U can try another app makemoney which is very trustworthy and useful to earn few money. U don't need to do anything just put invite code.
    Remember if you don't put invite code you won't receive 100points.. So don't forget.
    Download makeMoney
    put the invitation code : [ VALRTJ] and get 100 points.!!!


  • I already made 20$ from this app.It's very easy and trustworthy mobile app which can generate
    real cash, no credits or points.You an withdraw real money from paypal and skrill or use it for other purpose.
    You can download app from playstore, connect your facebook account and just put invite code.
    Remember if you don't put invite code you won't receive 0.30$. So don't forget.
    Download WHAFF Rewards,
    put the invitation code : [ EQ04105 ] and get $0.300!!!


  • Just want to share and help, I have tried so many apps to earn some money, I think whaff rewards is the best. I made more than $199 this month from this app sending into my paypal account. You can download whaff rewards on play store and enter my code FD49333 and get your first dollar $ 0,50. I am using only this app for making money online. Its miracle!


  • Hi, this post is helpful but if I can recommend apps which I use I recommend unstock app they selling successfully mobile videos. At this point I'm very glad with this app, if someone interested that marekt - unstock.io


  • Hi, I am using the WHAFF, it's so easy to install, you just have to play some little games for a minute in a day and you can earn around 3 to 4 or more dollars per day based on how many games you play in a day for a minute. It's easy and in your free time you have to play games for a minutes and you will get the reward to play a game for a minute.
    Use this referral code EZ50185 and get some bonus amount.


  • I've been using Qriket, it was recommended to me by a friend. She says she makes about $25 a week, I haven't made that much yet but I've made almost $10. All you do is spin the little spinner. That's it! To get free spins, you have to watch videos, etc., but if the video isn't available, they still credit you the spin. Not every spin is a winner, but it builds up fast. This is probably the easiest app I've seen for making money on your Android phone. Use the promo code 957F98 and you will get 25 free spins!


  • Have you tried Champcash..?? It's trending in the market. Download it from play store, sign up with details put referral id as 6310664 and get 1$ instantly in your account.


  • What about MVB(My Video Bank). This application for Indian user only, Any Indian user can register him/her, but it require refer code which is 021 this cod is must for Indian user at a time of registration. If a user register without code then he/she will not be get paid for task. So enjoy this app. Remember this app only for android user as well as Indian user, with code 021


  • Google Opinion Rewards is friendly and easy-to-earn Android app for smartphones.


  • I have tried so many apps, I think whaff rewards is the best. I made more than $200 this month from this app sending into my paypal account. You can download whaff rewards on play store and enter my code BX98989 and get your first dollar $ 0,50. I am using only this app for making money online.


  • I use an android app called SlideJoy. It pays and gives carets. I get about 10 dollars within 6 months. It can be turned to cash and other options. my referral is getslidejoy.com/r/YCB93?id=1. enjoy!

    Deactivated Account


  • Hi , I am using CHAMPCASH (Sponsor ID : 6275160)
    EARN MONEY FROM ANDROID MOBILE WITHOUT INVESTMENT 100% FREE APPLICATION KNOW AS CHAMPCASH.
    1. OPEN PLAYSTORE ON YOUR ANDROID MOBILE TYPE CHAMPCASH INSTALL IT.
    2. PUT REFF ID 6275160
    3. INSTALL ALL APPLICATIONS 1 BY 1 AS GIVEN THERE ACCORDINGLY.
    4. YOU WILL GET A LIST OF MAXIMUM 10 APP TO INSTALL AS SOON AS YOU COMPLETE THIS PROCESS YOUR CHAMPCASH APP WILL OPEN AND YOUR REFF ID WILL GET ACTIVE AND YOU GET 1$ BONUS.
    5. THEN GO TO INVITE AND EARN BY REFERRING OTHERS.
    6. GET PAYMENT IN 3 WAYS
    1.BANK ACCOUNT REDEEM IS MIN 10$.
    2.RECHARGE LEAVING THE BONUS AMOUNT 1$ .MAX 50RS/DAY
    WORLDS 1ST COMPANY WITH 100% FREE WITHOUT INVESTMENT CONCEPT . IT IS GENERATING MONEY FROM THE ADVERTISER WHICH YOU INSTALL ON YOUR MOBILES PUT REFF ID 6275160.
    Earn More Panel Features :
    1. You Will Earn Every time you Install App.
    2. You will Earn Every time Your Team Members Install Any App.
    3. You can redeem it Instantly.
    4. You can Earn a Fixed Income through Earn More Panel.

    How Much You can Earn Through Earn More : Suppose You Have Team of 5000 Persons up to 7 levels and if 5000 persons install 2 apps per week And if You gets Rs. 1 Per Person then You can Earn Rs. 10,000 Per week Very Easily.


  • I already made 20$ from this app.It's very easy and trustworthy mobile app which can generate
    real cash, no credits or points.You an withdraw real money from paypal and skrill or use it for other purpose.
    You can download app from playstore, connect your facebook account and just put invite code.
    Remember if you don't put invite code you won't receive 0.50$. So don't forget.
    Download WHAFF Rewards,
    put the invitation code : [ EQ04105 ] and get $0.500!!!


  • Nice post. I have one easy and trustworthy mobile app which can generate real cash, not credits or points. You can download app from playstore, connect your facebook account and just put invite code. Remember if you don' t put invitecode you don't receive 0.30$.  So don't forget.
    Download WHAFF Rewards,
    put the invitation code : [ EQ04105 ] and get $0.300!!!


  • Nice post. Do you want make money online on your Android phone? Let try this application, many ways to earning money: Install SuperCoin right now- earn money 30s at :play dot google dot com/store/apps/details?id=com.supercoinworld.moneycoin . When you guys make the good review with referral code, please contact with admin on fan page: facebook dot com/supercoinworld/, they will check and award 100 coins.


  • You could add Seek Lost Pet (iOS and Android) to this post. It's a gentle way to make some money (not so much, really) helping others to find their lost pets.


  • I am looking for an app that pays through Amazon or Paypal, that I DO NOT have to download more apps to make money. I don't mind doing surveys... I wanna earn cash or Amazon, NOT points.

    Deactivated Account


    • i know you said you dont want to earn points but there is an app called S'more its like a unlock screen app you get 10 points each day and when you reach 100 points =1.00 you can cash out through amazon. but you don have to cash out at 100 points you can wait to reach however many points you want then cash out its pretty cool

      its also an app called voxpoxme you give your opinion about a topic they give you through making a video .some video responses are worth 0.50 cents some 0.65 and so on one you reach 15.00 dollars you cash out through paypal ive cashed out 3 times


      an app called smartapp once you sign up you get $5.00 its a leave it on your phone app and sync data every month if the app is syncing data you get $5.00 every month or you can cash out through paypal


      hope those help :)

      Deactivated AccountKishin


    • ControlMySMS is the best all you have to do is download the app register your paypal account you'll receive messages from controlmysms team on every message you'll earn 0.12$ sometimes you earn 40 messages sometimes 200 messages sometimes 0 sometimes 1 at the end of the month the amount you earned will be transferred to your paypal account

      Deactivated Account


  • MVB best app ever, I registered with code 021 .......... :) Thanks


  • What about MVB(My Video Bank). This application for Indian user only, Any Indian user can register him/her, but it require refer code which is 021 this cod is must for Indian user at a time of registration. If a user register without code then he/she will not be get paid for task. So enjoy this app. Remember this app only for android user as well as Indian user, with code 021


  • How I add my app to these apps to promote my application?


  • I've tried most of these but I found the most consistent money maker for me is this website: www.appsdollar.com.

    The payout is pretty good, download a couple apps and you have enough to redeem a gift card


  • also don't miss the remaining ones,
    www.choozurmobile.com/2016/07/amazing-ways-to-earn-money-with-android-smartphone.html


  • Download this app and get coins for redeem rewards, enter this code s16711129 and get 2500 points instantly!

    You can get paypal credits, steam cards, and amazon gift cards!

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    Download this app and get coins for redeem rewards, enter this code LDVNJM and get 500 points instantly!

    You can get paypal credits!

    adf.ly/1b0za1


    This is also a good way to earn some money easy and simple and the mobile, so to pay you some app or shop at them not bad :)

    Just when you go to unlock the phone you out advertising, deslizais the screen and now, every day at 7 pm the app is updated and tells you how much you won (total per month are about 2 € more or less), with referrals you can earn more and it is not difficult besides that does not bother, because it is only in the lock screen, try :)

    adf.ly/1aqdPx


  • Sound good! But I'm using this app freemyap.ps/7741395e to earn money.
    Gonna try the new method!
    Nice post!


  • Few days ago, i saw an app tutorial in Youtube name Moo Locker: How to earn money by unlocking your phone lockscreen. The video is about how to make money with just a swipe on your phone lock screen and it is known as Moo Locker. It is very simple where what you need to do is just swiping your phone, download the app given and browse through the app. The app can be some online shopping company or games. You will be rewarded coins when you interact with the app downloaded and with the coins, you can redeem your reward in terms of cash, mobile prepaid or shopping vouchers. It's a cool app, you guys can try it :)


  • Thanks a lot for these tips. The system is used for mobile games, when you can easily get any benefits for completing different tasks. There is another way to gain success on android. For instance, you can try make money om slots like 777spinslot or smth similar.


  • You can also check out Make Money Online: Money SMS, it does not pay that much, however, you don't have to do anything and that's the best part. You just need to install and run it and the app will automatically send you SMS messages for which you will get paid almost every day.


  • javo Apr 11, 2016 Link to comment

    earn 10$ per day With An Android App "ChampCash"
    super easy ID,IN,US,UK ONLY
    refer Id – 2873393 (FREE 1$ INSTANT)


  • Earn Rs.30,000 – Rs.1 Lakh Per Month Easily With An Android App "ChampCash"

    Sponsor Id – 2471373

    Champcash is an Android Application Through which Anyone Can be a Millionaire By Just Installing Some Apps in Mobile.Just Refer Champcash to Your Friends and Ask them to Complete the Challenge By installing 8-10 Apps in their Android phone, You will Get its payment instantly.As Networking is the Best Way to do any Business, because through Networking anyone can earn unlimited. We have also implemented Networking in our system too. You can Earn Upto 7 Levels in Champcash.

    refer Id – 2471373

    we know you guys are really loving our Free Recharge Offers, Shopping Deals, Recharge & Shopping Discount Coupons, Tricks & Tweaks….many more..

    First Click Here To Download Champcash App From Playstore.
    After Sucessfull Install of App, Open The App.
    Now Open The App and Click On Sign Up/Register.
    Now Enter Sponsor Id – 2471373 to get 1$ = Rs.68 As Sign Up Bonus and Press Submit Button.

    I Have Done So Many Referrals That I Easily Earn Upto 10$/Day From This App Without Doing Any Referrals Now.


    • is it really true from this app can earn money with legal way plzzz reply


      • Hi,
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        Step by Step Guide:

        1) First install Champcash Android app From play store

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        3) Fill the Name, Email id, Password, Phone number, Date of birth Carefully without mistake

        4) On the next page you will be asked to enter sponser Id

        5) Enter our Id: 3923148 [You cant access the app without entering sponser/referral Id : 3923148]

        6) Now Click accept the challenge

        7) Install the apps shown (nearly 8 apps) to complete the challenge, to be a part of N/W System

        8) After installing each app open it for atleast 2 minutes.Then reopen champcash app

        9) Dont uninstall any app untill the challenge has been completed
        After completing challenge ,You will received a sms or Email saying
        "Congratulations for being part of our Network System, Now you are eligible to earn unlimited with us"

        Earn Unlimited money with Us:
        1) First you have completed the challenge as mentioned above

        2)Click on "invite & Earn" to refer your friends

        3)Ask you friends to complete the challenge
        [Installing nearly upto 8 apps.
        8 x 5mb = 40mb Approximately]

        4) More you refer ,more will you earn

        5) Earn upto 7 levels
        Level 1: Your direct referral
        Level 2: Referral to your referral (level 1).....
        So On...

        5) You will get paid within 30min

        Redeem Details:
        Mobile Recharge : Rs.10
        Flipkart Gift Coupon : Rs.500
        Bank Transfer : $10
        ThankYou


  • Introducing, world's First Android Application Which Gives you Earnings Upto 7 Levels and Without any Investment (Just Refer And Earn Unlimited Through Multilevel Marketing).

    REFF. ID: 2592943

    *OPEN PLAYSTORE ON YOUR ANDROID MOBILE TYPE CHAMPCASH INSTALL IT.
    *PUT REFF ID:2592943
    *INSTALL ALL APPLICATIONS 1 BY 1 AS GIVEN THERE ACCORDINGLY.
    *YOU WILL GET A LIST OF MAXIMUM 10 APP TO INSTALL AS SOON AS YOU COMPLETE THIS PROCESS YOUR CHAMPCASH APP WILL OPEN AND YOUR REFF ID WILL GET ACTIVE AND YOU GET 1$ BONUS.
    *THEN GO TO INVITE AND EARN AND START REFF OTHERS.
    BANK ACCOUNT REDEEM IS MIN 10$

    How Much You can Earn Through Earn More :

    Suppose You Have Team of 5000 Persons upto 7 levels and if 5000 persons installs 2 apps per week And if You gets 1$ Per Person then You can Earn 10,000$ Per week Very Easily.

    Apps Per Week : 2
    Team : 5000 Persons
    Earning Per Person (Eg) for 2 Apps: Rs 2
    Income Per Week : 5000x2 = 10,000$
    Income Per Month : 40,000$
    -----------------------------------

    *Sponsor ID : 2592943


  • Thanks a lot for these tips. The same system is used for mobile games, when you can easily get any benefits for completing different tasks. There is another way to gain success on android. For instance, you can try make money om slots like 777spinslot or smth similar.


  • As an App developer myself, I am looking at Adabouts.com to power my android app to make money. Seems awesome.


  • Dumb question, but do you even try these apps for a few weeks before writing about them? Because I know half the apps you have on here are a total waste of time, they get you hooked in at first for signing up, but then either you can't get your cash or the apps just no longer works.

    The only app on this list worth installing is Google rewards.

    Mobile Performance Meter is a good one, if you use a network that they are actually partnered with (At&t and Verizon I believe). I know I used it when I had At&t.

    There's a new one called quick thoughts that pays out in Amazon gift cards (not sure how good it is yet, but in my first week I had $10 that I was able to cash out right away. Now working on my 2nd week).


  • Mobile Performance Meter is pretty cool. It's just an app that you download and that's all. You just make sure it's running. It tracks your mobile performance. You earn points daily. I earn 10 points daily, and once a month you get a survey that gives you 100 points for completing. 1000 points can be cashed in for a $10 gift card of your choice, 500 points is $5, 2000 points is $20 and so on. They have a huge list of options. I just get amazon gift cards. I've made $15 in the last three months and bought a really nice Redragon gaming mouse on Amazon as an early Christmas present to myself.


    • I have more than $40 from this app! I dont have to do anything but when i am offered a survey, they reward $1 upon completion. The money earned can be cashed after $5 i believe. Last time i cashed out, I baught a case($56) for my galaxy note 4 that enabled wireless charging. Now I've got $40+ and Christmas is here :)
      Currently, im given .20 cents each day. My gf is given .5 cents/day. What you get each day depends on your phone. She has an less popular phone, maybe that has something to do with it. I have a galaxy note 4. But the point is, you dont have to do anything for it.


  • The Google Opinion Rewards is not offering any surveys since I installed it.


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    Google opinion reward's has paid for a few of my apps, I'll never get rich, it's pennies rather than pounds but, easy money..


  • Field agent=A++ it paid me $3 to go and eat a pizza and it paid for the pizza


  • Has anyone tried www.appkush.com ?. I make decent money with my android phone by writing simple app reviews. Anyone know of a similar service ?


  • What about Feild agent? Anybody used it? I never tried it... I've jus ttried GumsUp. You can earn money playing games or filling surveys, pretty easy to use.


  • Max May 23, 2015 Link to comment

    I love my new inexpensive G Pad 7!! I'm. Glad I singed. Up.


  • Thanks for sharing your informative blog.I really found it helpful and the way you have explained great.!! Total Recall recording app


  • Ethan May 18, 2015 Link to comment

    I thought app casher would be the best out of all these apps, but of course I click to download and it's no longer available in the play store.


  • U can also use smartphonemate for getting ₹100 talktime every month after 2-3 months. Which is available in some countries. U can download this app on smartphonemate.mobi. But It is unauthorized...Read all T&C before using it!!

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