Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stapre: An App for Getting LINE Stickers

I know there are still a lot of people who still want to get Japan-exclusive LINE stickers and have given up because all of the guides floating around are out-of-date and/or require a VPN and tiptoe-ing around account settings.

If you have an Android phone, there’s an app called タダでスタンプ取り放題&登録不要!スタプレ (スタプレ or Stapre for short) that you can use to collect coins, which you can exchange for stickers and themes in the Japanese LINE Store. The app is found in the Play Store, but if you don’t have a compatible Android device, you can Google Search for an APK file of the app and manually install it.

The app is entirely in Japanese, so if you need help I made a quick guide: 

Some extra notes:
  • You can get coins from other activities like downloading apps and signing up for stuff, but because it’s a Japan-based app, you won’t be able to download and run some apps to get the credit, and signups may require a Japanese address or phone number. So I recommend sticking to games.
  • After your very first play of a game it will ask you to input a name for posting high scores and such. This resets after 24 hours and you’ll have to input a name again, so just watch out for that.
  • Some bonus coins aren’t granted immediately; wait 24 hours and they should show up in the app.
  • If you enter an invalid URL when applying for stickers, it could take as long as a week for them to return your coins, so make sure you get the URL right the first time!
Depending on how much time you have to play the games, it can take a few days to a few weeks to get 100 coins, but it definitely works! I'm still pretty new to using the app so there are still some features I haven't used yet.
Unfortunately I haven’t found an equivalent service for iOS, so iPhone users will have to find a generous Android user who’s willing to play games and get stickers for them. I can confirm that you can have stickers sent to someone other than yourself, provided you have their LINE URL.

Hope this guide helps! Have fun!

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