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It feels like we just had a big iOS game sale. Actually, we did just have a big iOS game sale. And yet here we are again, with almost 20 different games suffering from a severe case of Pricedropicitis. Or something like that.

We’re not entirely sure why so many games (and so many notable ones at that) have suddenly gone on sale but here they are, on sale, ready for you to snap them up.

Seriously, there are some really great titles on this list. If you’ve been on the fence about downloading games like Threes! or Eliss Infinity, now’s the time to fix that.

Threes! - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

Monument Valley - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $1.99

Out There - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $1.99

Lost Toys - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $1.99

On Sale Now-
Price was: $1.99
Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-05-08 :: Category: Games

Eliss Infinity - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Tengami - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $1.99

Blek - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Blast-A-Way - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Cut the Rope: Experiments - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

While you wait for the grill to heat up, or just waiting for the fireworks to start, you’ll probably want something to keep you occupied. Fortunately a lot of iOS developers have decided to put their stuff on sale for this Fourth of July weekend.

Really it’d be a shame to let such prices go to waste, right?

Updates:
7/3 – It didn’t take long for a lot more games to jump on-board. We’ve got some stuff from 2K, Sid Meier, and more and it’s still just the first day!
7/4 – Now things are really starting to get moving. Arcade classics, popular favorites – even Autumn Dynasty is getting in on the action.
7/4 Part II – The flood has slowed down a little but a healthy selection of games has been added, including Siegecraft and Tennis in the Face.

On Sale Now-
Price was: $3.99
Sale: $2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-12-09 :: Category: Games

Autumn Dynasty Warlords - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $4.99

Autumn Dynasty - RTS - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $4.99

Infinity Blade III - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $2.99

Infinity Blade II - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $1.99

Infinity Blade - price returned to $5.99, was on sale for $0.99

Castle Doombad - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Gunslugs - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

Boost 2 - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for FREE!

Avadon: The Black Fortress HD - price returned to $9.99, was on sale for $4.99

Air Supply - 1bit Run - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Faif - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

Blaster X HD - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Price was: $4.99
Sale: $3.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Price was: $19.99
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-11-21 :: Category: Games

Pahelika: Secret Legends - A Search and Find Hidden Object Adventure - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $1.99

Blokus™ - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Price was: $7.99
Sale: FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2013-06-27 :: Category: Games

The Infinity Project 2 - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Sine Mora - price returned to $5.99, was on sale for $2.99

Seems like we can’t have a holiday without a bunch of iOS games going on sale. Well you might as well take advantage, right?

That’s why you’re currently looking at a list of Memorial Day Weekend sales – most likely looking for that one big game you’ve just been waiting and waiting to see go on sale. So have a look! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find something else to tickle your fancy. And who knows? The list will be getting updated throughout the holiday weekend, so that thing you’re hoping to see just might make an appearance.

Updates:
4/25 – A few more games have joined the list, including an over-caffeinated box and one very lost astronaut. Also Blek!
4/26 – Throw another right games on the pile – including more than a few RPGs from Kemco.

You can find the full list of notable iPad and iPhone games that are on sale after the jump.

Continue reading Another Big List: Several iPad and iPhone Games are on Sale This Memorial Day Weekend, so You’d Better Act Fast! »

CAVE WORLD makes awesome shooters. And as sure as they make awesome shooters, they also have seasonal sales. This summer, beginning tomorrow (8/10) and wrapping up next Sunday (8/18), a number of their highly acclaimed games will be getting price drops. These include the likes of Dodonpachi Resurrection and my own personal favorite, Deathsmiles.

The full list is below, but know that there’s bound to be something there that you’ll want.

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MUSHIHIMESAMA BUG PANIC – ($6.99 -> $4.99)
Deathsmiles – ($11.99 -> $6.99)
Espgaluda II – ($7.99 -> $5.99)
Dodonpachi Resurrection – ($7.99 -> $5.99)
Bug Princess – ($4.99 -> $2.99)
Dodonpachi Blissful Death – ($4.99 -> $2.99)
Bug Princess 2 – ($6.99 -> $4.99)
Bug Princess 2 BLACK LABEL – ($13.99 -> $6.99)
DODONPACHI MAXIMUM – ($11.99 -> $6.99)
Espgaluda II HD – ($13.99 -> $10.99)
Dodonpachi Resurrection HD – ($13.99 -> $10.99)

source: CAVE WORLD

Not everyone will be familiar with Readdle, but the developer has been around ever since 2007 and enjoying a steadily-increasing user base ever since. What began as a single book reading app with a handful of followers has since turned into a large collection of useful apps (scanning, printing, reading, etc) with over 16 million downloads. To celebrate, Readdle is dropping their prices for a limited time.

At the moment you can download any, or all, of the following apps at a significantly discounted price:

Scanner Pro – Originally $6.99, now $1.99.
Printer Pro iPhone – Originally $4.99, now $1.99.
Printer Pro iPad – Originally $6.99, now $1.99.
Calendars+ – Originally $6.99, now $1.99.
PDF Converter – Originally $6.99, now $1.99.

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source: Readdle

Nothing says summer like a sale! Okay, I suppose beaches, barbeques, convertibles, swimsuits, and ice cream say summer as well. Still, it’s sale time!

2K Games is kicking their summer celebration off with a big sale on several well-known titles, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Check out the full list below.

- Civilization Revolution – $.99 (reduced from $2.99)
- NHL 2K11 – $.99 (reduced from $3.99)
- Sid Meier’s Pirates! – $.99 (reduced from $2.99)
- Borderlands Legends – $.99 (reduced from $4.99)
- NBA 2K13 – $2.99 (reduced from $7.99)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown – $14.99 (reduced from $19.99)

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source: 2K Games

TanZen Celebrates its 5th Birthday by Going Free

Posted by on August 1st, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It’s been five years (five Years!) Since Little White Bear Studios released TanZen onto the App Store. That’s only about a month after the App Store came into being when you think about it.

To celebrate, the developer is making TanZen free for a limited time across the board. That means both versions of tangramy goodness, HD and not, are currently free to download. Even the free versions are free! Give it a look, I hear it’s pretty good.

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source: Little White Bear Studios, LLC

It’s Independence Day here in the US, and the App Store is getting its fair share of the party with a ton of great games and apps on sale for low, low prices. Hooray!

We’ll keep this list updated as we find out more information, and as folks send us their sale plans for the Fourth of July. For now, then, here’s what we’ve got.

Update: July 4, 9:28am Better make sure you have all of your needed grilling supplies. Lots of charcoal, various things to throw on the grill, and of course beer (aka. fuel for the cook). We’ve also updated our list to include a couple dozen more great app and game sales.

Bastion

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has put several titles on sale, dropping all of its game prices to $0.99. This includes heavy hitters like Man of Steel in both regular and HD flavors, LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7, Batman Arkham City Lockdown, Scribblenauts Remix, LEGO Batman DC Superheroes, Midway Arcade and Bastion.

500x500_ST-Maj_enFrom HeroCraft, you can grab Majesty: The Northern Expansion for $0.99, instead of the regular $2.99. You can also unlock Strategy & Tactics: WWII for a low $0.99, instead of the more typical $6.99. Deep savings, indeed.

Blitz Games is coming in for some inexpensive gaming, offering nine new “Brain Box” levels to Paper Titans, a quirky little strategy puzzler that our very own Rob Rich reports his mom doesn’t hate. The full game with updates is price reduced for the holiday from $2.99 to $0.99, so get it while it’s cheap!

PaperTitans

Even free apps are getting into the spirit, like This Is Not A Ball Game‘s sale on in-app purchases for the long weekend. In addition to a sweet new update, the game’s pricing structure will change as follows, with the standard pricing for in-app purchases ($1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50) dropping to half-off. The new promotional pricing will be $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $25 for the same items and item packs. Note that the $1 items will not be half off, and will remain the same.

Telltale Games has reduced most all of their paid apps to $0.99. This includes the recently released Poker Night 2 and most all of their story / adventure games. Check the full list at the App Store.

 

And all the rest

 

And there are a whole bunch of other apps and games on sale to fill your Independence Day with savings. Here’s a list of some of our picks.

Spiral Episode 1 - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $1.99

Horizon Calendar - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for FREE!

Kill the Clowns - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for FREE!

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-05-02 :: Category: Games

Fieldrunners 2 HD - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

King Oddball - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

King Cashing 2 - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $1.99

Fieldrunners 2 - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Bigfoot: Hidden Giant HD (Full) - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for FREE!

Bigfoot: Hidden Giant (Full) - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

MEGA MAN X - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

1112 episode 03 HD - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $0.99

Real Steel - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

King Cashing: Slots Adventure - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

1112 episode 03 - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

The Nightjar - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Papa Sangre - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

1112 episode 01 HD - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for FREE!

Sentinel 3: Homeworld - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

Boom Brigade 2 - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

intelli-Diet App | Weight Loss App - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for FREE!

1112 episode 02 HD - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $0.99

Space Station: Frontier HD - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

1112 episode 02 - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Space Station: Frontier - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

On Sale Now-
Sale: $35.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-12-11 :: Category: Navigation

On Sale Now-
Price was: $45.99
Sale: $44.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-08-17 :: Category: Navigation

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

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It’s nice to share the good fortune which is presumably why G5 Entertainment has decided to launch another huge sale, less than a month after its last one.

As before, many of the games are free to download with the in-app purchase price reduced accordingly. We’ve focused on the best of the bunch with all others listed below.

Only a mere few weeks old, Art Mogul has returned to its promotional price of $2.99 for iPhone or $4.99 for iPad. It’s a great mix of Hidden Object scenes and simulation, with players taking the role of an art dealer as they aim to be the most profitable seller in all the world.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2013-01-30 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2013-01-30 :: Category: Games

Hit the jump for more sale games from G5.
Continue reading Final Winter Sale For Many Of G5 Entertainment’s Titles »

One of the most prolific casual gaming publishers for iOS, G5 Entertainment, has announced a sale on many of their most popular titles. Eight different titles have had their prices reduced by up to 80%, including both iPhone and iPad games. Here’s the details on what’s on offer. Bear in mind, all the titles are free to download and try, with an in-app purchase unlocking the full game.

The Build-a-lot series has done a great job of turning construction into a fun time management game. Both 3 and 4 are great fun, but the latest instalment, Power Source, just about edges it for us, gaining a 4 star review when we reviewed it last year.

Build-a-lot 4: Power Source – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-10-17 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-10-17 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-11-28 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-11-28 :: Category: Games

Physics puzzler, Green Jelly is a pretty tough challenge even for experts of the genre but it’ll certainly last players plenty of time. It’s another esteemed 4 star game.

Green Jelly – $0.99 on iPhone & $1.99 on iPad

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-12-19 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-12-19 :: Category: Games

Point and click style adventure game, Pilot Brothers didn’t gain the greatest of reviews from us, but at a reduced price, maybe it’ll tantalize the puzzle tastebuds a little more this time round.

Pilot Brothers – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-10-25 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-10-25 :: Category: Games

The Stand O’Food series has always demonstrated the chaos of serving food fast, while still offering some fun. My pick here, understandably, is the latest instalment, Stand O’Food 3 but there’s still some fun to be gleaned from the earlier title.

Stand O’Food – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad
Stand O’Food 3 – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-23 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-05-23 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-15 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-09-15 :: Category: Games

Want to know a fun fact? Supermarket Mania 2 was the first game I ever played on my iPad! OK, so it’s not so fun, but I can confidently say Supermarket Mania 2 is. Go with that one over its older sibling, if a Time Management title is of interest in this sale.

Supermarket Mania – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad
Supermarket Mania 2 – $2.99 on iPhone & $4.99 on iPad

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-07-09 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-07-09 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

No closing date has been announced for the G5 sale, so if any of these take your fancy, I’d suggest downloading them now while the discounts are hot. Oh and don’t blame me if you get hooked on Supermarket Mania 2. I did.

This Week at 148Apps: December 17-21

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and as everyone knows, Jeff Scott listed sale apps and watched that list grow: “As another year draws to a close, millions of people will find iOS devices and iTunes gift cards waiting for them under the tree. That means lots of people looking for apps and games to download and that means it’s time for a HUGE sale. This year does not disappoint with tons of apps and games on sale and a ton going free for Christmas week.

If you enjoy this list, feel free to tweet or share this post on Facebook.

Here are our picks from the best of the best apps and games on sale. And as a reminder, you can always find the latest apps and games on sale at our iOS Price Drops page.”

Read the full list at 148Apps.com.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-29 :: Category: Games

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-11-29 :: Category: Games

Then away to GiggleApps we ran with a dash, and checked in with Amy Solomon, who had this news flash: “The Night Before Christmas presented by One Hundred Robots is a personal favorite retelling of the classic holiday story of the same name.

If one were to check iTunes, one could find multiple apps adapting this traditional Christmas story, and this app is a top choice of mine for a few reasons.

Although I am not always a fan of computer generated animation, especially when it boasts a 3D effect.
I do, however, love the bright, colorful and wonderfully stylized look of this computer-generated app, with interesting photographic elements and textures along with a 3D look for a very interesting visual experience. There is a wonderful use of perspective, and the placement of that would be the camera if one were shooting live action as well, as quick camera movements highlights the benefits of working with computer graphics.”

Read Amy’s full review at GiggleApps.com.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-12-01 :: Category: Books

Then at last we arrived at AndroidRundown, to see what was new in KickStarter-town: “Stands for smartphones are a very usual kickstarted project because they are all generally very simple and relatively cheap to make. We have done a few here for this blog post, and I was trying to stay away from them, but after seeing the crazy look of this week’s KickStarter Spotlight project I had to do it. This week I am showing off Simply Amplified’s Symphony Shells. They are 3-D printed phone stands that are shaped like real-life oceanic shells. They come in three separate forms, the urchin; small and spiked, the murex; arched and pointy, and the nautilus; square and twisting. All can be done in a very colorful and ornate tie-dye pattern or simply come in a solid or di-chromatic color scheme. My initial favorite is the nautilus simply because of its epic size and crazy spiky, square spiral. These really are very beautiful designs and any of them would display a smartphone with style and aplomb.”

Read more about Symphony Shells at AndroidRundown.com.

So rest and relax, and don’t even flitter – you can always find us on Facebook and Twitter. And when you wake from your drowse and your long Christmas naps, don’t forget to check in with 148Apps.

This Week at 148Apps: November 19-23

This week at 148Apps.com, we turkey trotted our way into Thanksgiving and the holiday season with a tremendous list of apps for sale, courtesy of site founder Jeff Scott: “Black Friday is the biggest sale day of the year for the big box stores. And the same is true for the App Store. But the good thing about the App Store is there’s virtually 0% chance of getting trampled while trying to get that $39 laptop everyone is racing for.

This week and into Monday we’ll likely see hundreds of iOS games and apps on sale at some really great prices. We’ll be updating this post frequently through Monday with the best of the sale apps and games.”

Want to know more? Read our full Price Drop list at 148Apps.

The holiday spirit continued at GiggleApps.com, with Amy Solomon’s review of Wombi Toys: “Wombi Toys – a toy workshop for kids is a new interactive app that my son is really enjoying.

My son always get so much out of immersive role-playing apps, be it mini-games or more open-ended adventures which allow my son to cook for animals, plant a garden, pretend to be a doctor, fix a car or play tea party.

For those parents who know exactly the genre of app I am talking about, it is worth getting to know Wombi, a Swedish developer with a wonderful sense of style.

They have developed a series of really fun jigsaw puzzles of different themes and other apps that I have also enjoyed, so I was super-excited for the release of Wombi Toys – a toy workshop for kids which allows children to play toy-themed mini-games, building or fixing a very nice variety of toys such as wind-up car, painting alphabet blocks or using a hand pump to inflate a ball as each of these games are cute and fun, tactile as well as intuitive.”

Get your child into the toy workshop and read Amy’s full review at GiggleApps.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-10-18 :: Category: Games

Finally, AndroidRundown.com writer Carter Dotson shared some unfortunate news: One of the biggest names of the early days of touchscreen mobile gaming is about to finally fade away: parent company GREE is shutting down OpenFeint, effective in December.

OpenFeint may not be as fondly remembered on Android as it is on iOS. It was the first real service to provide leaderboards and achievements, a much-desired feature. However, the platform failed to expand upon that core functionality once Game Center kicked in and became ubiquitous; while features like cloud saves were implemented by OpenFeint (and seen in games like INC which provided cross-platform saves) they never took off with developers or the public. However, the service was still purchased by GREE, and has been languishing recently as it transitions in to the GREE Platform.”

Read Carter’s full report on AndroidRundown.

And, as the tryptophan kicks in, we bid you a fond adieu this week. But make sure you keep track of all the latest sales, contests, reviews and news items by following us on Twitter and Facebook. See you next week. Gobble gobble.

It’s Halloween Night tomorrow, and of course it’s time for the little ones to head outside and trick or treat, as well as time for the rest of us to celebrate some scary fun of our own. What better way to gear up for an evening full of apple bobbing, costume wearing, or several other activities of horror-themed debauchery than to grab a few Halloween-flavored games?

To help, we’ve pulled together a list, with the help of the kind folks over at Touch Arcade and Pocket Gamer, of spooky sales, awfully-free apps, and spooktacularly updated apps and games for your viewing and downloading pleasure. Don’t blame us, though, if you binge on too many apps and end up feeling nauseous. Consider yourself warned.

UPDATES:

Chillingo Sale

ORC: Vengeance - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-06-07 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-23 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-08-30 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-10-18 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-27 :: Category: Games

Other Sales

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-09-13 :: Category: Games

10000000 - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

See the rest of the sales after the break

Continue reading It’s Halloween, Must Be Time For Game Sales and Updates, Spooky Style! »

This Week at 148Apps: August 27-31

This week at 148Apps.com, we got ready for some much-deserved rest with a comprehensive overview of all major Labor Day app sales. Site founder Jeff Scott writes, “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!”

See the complete list at 148Apps.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

Over at GiggleApps.com, reviewer Amy Solomon dug deep into the earth and discovered Auracle-Fossil. She writes, “Fossil tells the story of a girl finding a fossil on the beach, and the story of where her mind goes as she imagines this dinosaur alive long ago, as well as the process that this bone must have taken to be transformed into a fossil.

Fossil is beautifully illustrated with striking water colors, as these original illustrations found in the published book work quite well in terms of translating these paintings. Here, the double page spreads from the book are formatted to fit the screens without losing much real-estate, allows readers to see both these pages together without the need to pan and scan, a feature that works in other apps, yet is simply not necessary here.”

Want to know more? Read on at GiggleApps.

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Carter Dotson reported on an unusual trend in the world of free apps: “Fiksu has released its latest Indexes tracking how much it costs for brands to acquire loyal users, and how many downloads the top free iPhone apps are getting.

The Fiksu App Store Competitive Index tracks the average combined volume of the top 200 free iPhone apps. For July, the Index indicates that daily downloads decreased month-over-month by 5.6%, down to 4.37 million downloads from 4.63 million in June. The number has remained relatively stable after a drop from 6.35 million in February. This may be due to a residual after-effect of the holiday season, which saw steady increases after the launch of the iPhone 4S.”

Need more information? Follow this story at 148Apps.biz.

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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.

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2012-05-29 :: Category: Games

Patchworkz - HD (Full) - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: $2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-05-30 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-04-11 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

Drawn: The Painted Tower HD (Full) - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

 

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.

Burnout™ CRASH! - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Trenches II - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2010-09-02 :: Category: Games

TETRIS® for iPad - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS for iPad - price returned to $9.99, was on sale for $0.99

Real Racing 2 - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Real Racing 2 HD - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $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.

Sword of Fargoal - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

Art of Pinball HD - The Mummy - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Virtua Tennis Challenge - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Extreme Skater HD - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

Extreme Skater - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Max Payne Mobile - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

iBomber Defense Pacific - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Weather © - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $0.99

Doodlecast Pro - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for FREE!

Siegecraft - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-08 :: Category: Games

Puzzlejuice - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

Luxor 2 - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Retro Racing - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for FREE!

Dice With Buddies - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Dice With Buddies - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

Neuroshima Hex - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

Across Age ™ DX - price returned to $3.99, was on sale for $0.99

Across Age ™ HD - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

Tesla Wars - price returned to $0.99, was on sale for FREE!

Tilt to Live - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Meteor Blitz - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for FREE!

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2009-05-20 :: Category: Games

Diner Dash Deluxe - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

This week at 148Apps.com, we celebrated the coming Memorial Day holiday with a closer look and an ever-growing list of apps on sale. Site editor Rob LeFebvre writes, “So, it’s that time of year again! BBQs, lawn chairs, beer, and the ability to finally wear shorts with sandals without fear of frostbite. Tan those legs and check out all the huge sales that are going on across the App Store below. We’ll try and keep it updated as we go this weekend, so be sure to let us know of any good sales on iOS apps…”

Read the full list at 148Apps.com.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games

At GiggleApps, writer Amy Solomon reviewed The First Million-Teach Your Child to Read. Solomon says, “The First Million is a lovely universal “mix and match” book application that adults and children will find interesting as well as intuitive as here, as the pages of this book are split into three sections – each being able to be flipped back and forth to create new and intriguing illustrations and word combinations. Unlike other “mix and match” books where one can look for the corresponding thirds of the same image to make a match, this app is completely open-ended with no right or wrong matches to be made, giving children free range to produce any and all combinations they may fancy.”

Read Amy’s full review on GiggleApps.com.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-03-22 :: Category: Education

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Kevin Stout reported on Disney’s push into Angry Birds territory. Stout writes, “Intensely popular Disney game, Where’s My Water?, will be receiving its first line of merchandise based on the game. The physics-based puzzler by Disney has been popular on both iOS and Android. Fans of the popular game can now buy all kinds of merchandise featuring the story’s character, Swampy the Alligator.”

Read more about Swampy’s foray into stores at 148Apps.biz.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

That’s it for us – and we’re one week closer to summer! Remember to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get all of the latest updates all during the week. See you next time, Marvel Zombies!

Doubtless most people these days carry around one or two club cards. Virtually every single retail and grocery store in existence uses them and they’re a great way to save some money with (typically) no initial cost. The only problem is having to dig out a given card at the register. I myself sometimes get annoyed with flipping through all the little tags on my keyring to find the right one. 1Card exists specifically for this sort of thing.

The app lets users to store and organize a number of different membership cards in one non-physical place. Even better, it can accommodate virtually any card because it allows for barcode scanning/copying with the iPhone’s camera. Assuming the company in question doesn’t already have a listing on the app in the first place. But the handiness doesn’t stop there. 1Card also displays promotions and coupons associated with a selected card with the push of a button, and another push or two can bring up a store’s phone number or even location on a GPS map (via the tracknose website).

1Card is already sitting in the App Store, just waiting to be used by disgruntled card-carriers. And much like the memberships cards most of us have no doubt accumulated, it doesn’t cost a thing.


FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-31 :: Category: Lifestyle

The App Store never likes to miss an opportunity to have a big old sale, and that’s exactly what’s happened this Easter. All manners of apps and games are on offer this time round. As always, we’ll be tracking the best of the sale apps and games across the weekend so remember to check in regularly for new updates. Prices change fast so download it while you see it. It might not be on offer later!

And don’t forget, you can keep track of the latest and greatest app price drops on the Price Drops page and RSS feed.

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-28 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $3.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2012-02-27 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

On Sale Now-
Sale: $Free
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-05 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-15 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-07 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $Free
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-19 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2010-04-22 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $Free
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-12-08 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $Free
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2010-07-22 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $Free
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-07-22 :: Category: Games

Grabatron (for iPad) - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Sailboat Championship PRO - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $0.99

Sailboat Championship 2013 - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2009-11-04 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2009-03-04 :: Category: Games

iQuarium HD - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2010-12-16 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-02 :: Category: Games

On Sale Now-
Sale: $0.99
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, works on iPad
Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Games

Fight Night Champion by EA Sports™ - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $0.99

SHIFT 2 Unleashed - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99

SHIFT 2 Unleashed for iPad - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $2.99

On Sale Now-
Sale: $1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

Dead Space™ - price returned to $6.99, was on sale for $1.99

Dead Space™ for iPad - price returned to $9.99, was on sale for $2.99

FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS™ - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $1.99

FIFA 11 by EA SPORTS™ - price returned to $2.99, was on sale for $1.99

FIFA 11 by EA SPORTS™ for iPad - price returned to $9.99, was on sale for $2.99

FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS - price returned to $4.99, was on sale for $1.99

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]

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-08 :: Category: Games

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-12-18 :: Category: Games

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-13 :: Category: Books

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-04 :: Category: Books

No doubt there will be plenty of couples out celebrating this Valentine’s Day. Lots of flowers, candy, romantic dinners and candlelight. No one really stops to think about the less glamorous side of the holiday; namely waiting in long lines to get into a restaurant for said romantic dinner, scrambling to find flowers and candy when at least half of the country is doing the same, and so on. Fortunately there’s a way for iOS users to lessen the irritation and have an easier time enjoying the moments that really matter. In this case, I’m referring to Gameloft’s Valentine’s Day sale.

Of course rescuing a space princess in Earthworm Jim, wreaking havoc in Gangstar Rio: City of Saints or running amok in Rayman 2: The Great Escape won’t substitute for making googly-eyes at each other from across the table. They will, however, make the wait for the table more bearable. And just in case finding “the right words” ends up being an issue, there’s also Gameloft’s Love Declaration Generator. Hey I’m just pointing out that it exists, I didn’t make the thing.

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-08 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-12-15 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-06-03 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-09-16 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-01 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-12-08 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-11-07 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-09-02 :: Category: Games

$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-10 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-10-21 :: Category: Games

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-07-29 :: Category: Games

$6.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-08-19 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-06-07 :: Category: Games

$6.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-30 :: Category: Books

We all show our love in different ways. Sega’s way is to put games on sale, and there are 5 titles on sale from February 11th to the 14th (that’s Valentine’s Day) in order to show their love for iOS gamers everywhere.

First up is Sonic CD, a meticulously-crafted remake of the Sega CD original, and what could be called a love letter to Sonic fans. It is on sale for $2.99 from its regular price of $4.99.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

Next up is Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, a game that recalls the undying passion that fans of the original franchise have for the game. It is on sale for iPhone/iPod touch for $1.99 (was $3.99) and iPad for $2.99 (was $4.99).

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-10-07 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Games

Then there’s Super Monkey Ball 2 and the Sakura Edition, which iPad owners will be head over heels for because it’s a universal app, and it’s on sale for $0.99!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-12-01 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

Finally, those who can’t get enough of classic Genesis games will be heartwarmed by these titles on sale for $0.99.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-16 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-21 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-11-22 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-14 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-20 :: Category: Games

It feels like it’s been ages since I first set eyes upon Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Minigame Adventure. Back then it consisted of a mere two games. Now the last of them have been added, bringing the total up to the initially promised twelve.

It makes for an extensive collection of mini-genres, from the “find the item” graphical adventure style of the Prequel through the old-school puzzle gameplay of The Red Weed (Part 1) and ultimately drawing to a close with the arcade-like viral infection of Dead London. It’s a collection that I’d easily recommend to fans of H.G. Wells’ classic tale for the typical going rate of $5. However, in celebration of Minigame Adventure‘s completion the price is getting a temporary 60% price cut for the weekend (2/3 – 2/5).

It should go without saying that being able to grab a collection of a dozen well-made, War of the Worlds-themed mini-games for $2 is significant. Even if it should, I feel the need to reiterate it. Both for dramatic purposes and because it would be foolish for fans of the novel/movies to pass this up. So here I go: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Minigame Adventure, a title which offers twelve mini-games, is currently on sale for $2. It’s a ridiculously good deal, and one that I’d recommend jumping on before it’s over.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-01 :: Category: Games

Say Hello to Hello Music

The concept behind the Hello Music website is a simple but brilliant one: provide members with information regarding all manner of deals and sales, on all kinds of musical goodies. The Hello Music app does pretty much the same thing, only on iOS. In other words, with an account on the website and the app on a phone, anyone looking for great deals is covered.

The site, and by extension the application, will per-negotiate discounts on a set (and limited) quantity of various items. These range from tangible objects such as amps, pedals and such, to less tangible things like studio time. Since quantities are limited the deals don’t last long (usually around 48 hours), but with a handy-dandy iOS app to monitor these deals on the go it becomes much less of an issue.

Setting up an account on the website is free. The app is free. Suffice it to say, any musicians with even a little interest in savings (and an iPhone, of course) need to take a look at this.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-16 :: Category: Music

Forms by PBF Now Available on App Store

There’s no question that the iPad has changed, or at least begun to change, the way we create and consume media as well as organize our personal and professional lives. One app new on the App Store that promises to help with this is Forms by PBF. The company has pegged it as the personal database for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with the ability to create custom applets without writing a line of code.

It features an in-app function called Forms Builder, which makes it extremely easy to create highly customized forms. Easy to setup, the app allows the user to define the data that they’d like to organize and create a custom form for projects such as a recipe list, sales charts, workout schedules or even an inventory manager. It also allows the user to share their database between multiple devices by simply exporting and then importing or over-the-air with use of a URL that can be clicked on the additional device for instant access. The Forms app is universal and available on the App Store for $9.99.

$9.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-11 :: Category: Business

Ash was one of the first RPGs I downloaded when I was a new initiate to the wonders of iOS gaming. I recall being thoroughly impressed by the quality. Well, that quality just got a boost. The original game was released with graphics licensed from RPG Maker, but SRRN Games has replaced all of it with totally original artwork. The new style shares a few basic similarities with the older one, but overall it’s a huge visual change. Especially the character portraits.

Another less obvious but still notable change has to do with the random encounters. One of the game’s initial shortcomings was that there were just so freaking many of them it kind of made getting from point A to point B a pain. This has been rebalanced, so now random encounters are a bit less frequent. They’ll still happen, and they’re still essential to not being caught in a boss battle with one’s pants down, but the decrease will go a long way to making the game more accessible and overall more fun.

Last and most important, Ash is getting an 80% prince drop for the holidays. What was once a great RPG that could be had for $4.99 is now a great RPG made slightly greater and available for a buck. One dollar. $0.99. I’d gladly recommend this game to any RPG fans at $5, but $1? That’s, like, “don’t even think about it just buy it” pricing. So yeah; don’t even think about it, just buy it.


$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-07-19 :: Category: Games

This Week at 148 Apps, November 21-25

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.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games

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.

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Books

And that’s a wrap for this Thanksgiving week! But don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook to get the latest news, reviews and contests. See you next time!

Buying online has always been something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s convenient. On the other, there’s lots of potential for thievery. Of course, nowadays there are all manner of anti-theft measures in place and purchases have been made even simpler with payment info storage and the like. But what about those spontaneous instances of shopping need where there’s no computer present? Well that’s what TapBuy Deals is for of course.

TapBuy Deals is something of a dream come true for super-saving shopaholics. The app stores billing and shipping information using “bank-grade encryption,” so once the desired item is found it only takes a tap or two and the order is completed within seconds. For added security, it requires a PIN for each purchase so if the iPhone is lost or stolen no one else will be able to run up unwanted charges. But this ease of use coupled with security is only a part of the draw.

In addition to all that, TapBuy Deals will group purchases (from the same vendor, of course) together to reduce shipping costs. Sometimes this even leads to zero cost. On top of all that it also automatically finds coupons and applies them as needed, saving users the most money it can. Of course, they can also add their own if they’d like.

TapBuy Deals is sitting in the App Store right now for free. And my apologies for the phrase “lickety-split.” It’s just that the opportunity to use it comes along so infrequently I couldn’t resist.



FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-07 :: Category: Utilities

This Week at 148Apps, October 24-28

This week at 148Apps.com, writer Rob Rich previewed the upcoming freemium Charlie Brown game, Snoopy’s Street Fair. Rich was pleasantly elated by the game’s trailer, as he writes, “(The Peanuts characters have) been around a long time. Long enough, in fact, to have spawned more than a couple video game iterations. Now it’s time for the unnaturally bald man-child and his friends to try their luck on iOS with Snoopy’s Street Fair. I’ll admit I was somewhat surprised and confused by the odd choice of gameplay style at first, but after only a few seconds of that trailer down there I’ve completely changed my tune. I’m legitimately excited for this game.”

Read the full article on 148Apps.com.

Kid-friendly site GiggleApps plumbed the depths of the mysterious with its review of Boquitas: The Hunt for the Chupacabras. Writer Amy Solomon comments, “There is so much I really appreciate about this app. It is wonderfully colorful, with a bright and lively palette that I greatly enjoy. The look of these illustrations is highly stylized, reminiscent to me of the great, iconic cartoons created by Genndy Tartakovsky, and include clever interactions that add richness, whit and whimsy to this pitch-perfect storybook application. The art direction here is perfectly realized as the reader’s attention is focused in all the right places to further this story along, creating nice moments of suspense and great humor.”

Hunt for more chupacabras and read the full review on GiggleApps.com.

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-05 :: Category: Books

Finally, on 148Apps.biz, Rob LeFebvre got some initial impressions of iCloud from a developer’s perspective when he spoke to Dave Howell of Avatron Software. LeFebvre writes, “Howell suggests that iCloud is now allowing developers like him to reduce costs, and use iCloud to store information for app usage, including Key Value Storage. This allows developers to leverage the free nature of the basic iCloud service instead of incurring server costs, or using higher priced options like Dropbox and Box.net.”

Read the full interview on 148Apps.biz.

With Halloween coming up, don’t forget to check 148Apps often for great weekend and holiday sales on the apps and games you love and want. Or, just Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news, contests and more delivered right to you.

See you next week after your early week candy binge!

ProSel, A Mobile Sales Solution for iPad

As the iPad continues to revolutionize enterprise, products from established software companies are being given new life. ProSel, from the 25-year-old sales software provider Ai2, is just the latest example. ProSel brings Ai2′s mobile sales solutions to the world of tablet computing.

Designed for wholesale distributors, ProSel gives professional users streamlined access to their large amounts of data through digitization and automation. This includes data like item catalogs, inventories, bar codes, changing prices and taxes, and even promotional materials. In addition to reducing paper clutter, ProSel also allows sales representatives to easily make presentations to retail customers, place large orders, and handle returns while cloud syncing over WiFi or 3G quickly makes sure that everything accurate and up to date.

A free demo of ProSel is currently available on the App Store. Companies wishing to integrate ProSel into their office system receive full support from Ai2 engineers as soon as they license the software. Once finished, companies can access their information through their custom version of ProSel.


FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-25 :: Category: Business

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Pocket Gamer - Mobile game reviews, news, and features.
http://PocketGamer.co.uk :: @PocketGamer

Pocket Gamer.biz - Mobile games industry news, opinion, and analysis.
http://PocketGamer.biz :: @pgbiz

AppSpy - iOS game news and video reviews.
http://appspy.com :: @appspy