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WWDC Apple Design Award Winner Leo's Fortune is on Sale

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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During the 25th annual World Wide Developers Conference, Leo's Fortune, by 1337 & Senri LLC, won an Apple Design Award [Editor's Note: Congratulations, everybody!].

To honor this achievement, they are offering the game for $2.99 instead of the usual $4.99! Now is a great time to try this celebrated platformer if you haven't already had the pleasure.

Labor Day App Sale: These Apps Have Got To Go!

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 31st, 2012

It's another holiday weekend here in the USA. Burning Man, end of summer, Labor day -- pick your favorite. And that means it's time for another huge sale on iPhone and iPad apps. These apps are on sale and they have to go! We've got the rundown, here we go:

Big Fish Sale

Big Fish comes first on the list because they are the biggest. They have put over 300 games on sale for this weekend. The long and the short of it is that their full version iPad games are $2.99 and their iPhone games are $0.99. Here's a full list of Big Fish Sale games, and below are a few of our favorites.

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EA $0.99 Labor Day Sale

EA has gone $0.99 crazy again. This time putting just about all of their games on sale for $0.99. It's a good chance to get all of those that you didn't get last time.

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[appsale: 414566922,0.99]

Bring on the rest!

Let's not forget the little guys and all the rest. There are still dozens and dozens more on sale. Check out our App Price Drops page for the full list. Here are a few more of our favorites on sale this weekend.

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[appsale: 391297152,2.99]
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[appsale: 289530584,0.99]

Publishers Talk of Profits and Pigs for BAFTA

Posted by Rob Rich on March 15th, 2012

A number of iOS developers decided to talk numbers at BAFTA's recent What's App event in London. The Guardian's article is full of all manner of interesting tidbits and discussion. Taking the stage to talk about storytelling, profit margins, and children's content were Peter Sleeman (co-director, P2 Games), Paul Bennun (chief creative officer of content design and creation, Somethin' Else), and Tom Bonnick (digital project and marketing manager, Nosy Crow). The trio divulged some interesting numbers, as well as their perspectives on various app models.

P2 Games' bread and butter has been largely based around children's brands, including Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam, and have sold just under 600 thousand apps in less than a year and a half. Somethin' Else, responsible for the indisputably different Papa Sangre, also did quite well with their $4.99 interactive experiment. The audio-only horror game sold a respectable 70K copies since its release back in 2010. Nosy Crow opted out of the numbers game at the event, but they did put out a couple of critically acclaimed book apps (Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs) so they're probably doing just fine.

The general consensus revolved around knowing one's audience. According to Sleeman, Preschoolers are a very different market than the typical demographic so it's important to bring in people who know what the young-uns like and what keeps them coming back. Bennun championed the Premium model; keeping prices high and letting the quality of the product do most of the selling. Bonnick echoed the sentiment of quality, and mentioned Nosy Crow's strict adherence to in-house development.

I'm curious to see if anyone agrees or disagrees with these ideas. They certainly seem sound to me. Especially the one about refusing to use in-app purchases in apps meant for children. Thoughts?

[Via: theguardian.com]

This Week at 148 Apps, November 21-25

Posted by Chris Kirby on November 26th, 2011

This week at 148Apps.com was all about the US celebration of Thanksgiving, and the inevitable retail aftermath known as Black Friday. Rather than fight the crowds, 148Apps founder Jeff Scott put together a comprehensive Black Friday app sale list that continues to grow, and grow and grow. Scott says, "App sales are nothing new, but the biggest of the year is here, and we’ll be tracking the best of the sale apps right here. Expect lots of updates over the weekend."

Take a look at the full list on 148Apps.

Jeff Scott also invited faithful 148Apps.biz readers to attend the upcoming AppNation III conference, saying, "Want to attend AppNation III? 148Apps network readers can get a 30% discount on the registration fee by using code 148APPS on the registration page."

Read more about the conference on 148Apps.biz.

Meanwhile, at AndroidRundown, site editor Rob LeFebvre celebrated the release of Disney interactive's Where's My Water? for the Android platform. LeFebvre writes, "Android has been part of the plan since the development of Where’s My Water? for the iPhone crowd. In fact, the game was originally developed with C++, to make it easier to port to Android. The challenge, he said, is making sure the game is the same high quality experience across the myriad devices represented by Google’s hip operating system."

Read the full story on AndroidRundown.

Finally, on our parent-friendly GiggleApps site, Amy Solomon reviewed Don't Let The Pigeon Run This App! Solomon writes, "I love these books. Pigeon can be cheeky, and my son has used pigeons’s one-liners, such as offering to “Give you five bucks” himself to try to stay up late. For this reason, some parents may feel that this pigeon is a bad influence on children, but I love the idea of my son practicing his ability to say “no” to this scheming pigeon as I want him to be prepared to stand his ground later in life when he is confronted by peer pressure, and I want him to recognize when he is being manipulated."

Read the full review on GiggleApps.

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