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148Apps Black Friday Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 29th, 2019

Is it too early for Black Friday? Yes, absolutely. But does Apple agree? No, apparently not. Tons of games have already been discounted on the App Store, and we'd like to give you a definitive guide on the best deals to grab.

To be clear, we won't be posting EVERY game sale on this page. For a firehose of all deals on games regardless of quality, look elsewhere. What we're listing below is just the deals on games that you definitely should buy if you haven't already.

Xenowerk Tactics - $2.99

Click here to read the review

Kingdom Rush: Vengeance - $2.99

Click here to read the review

Space Marshals 2 - $1.99

Click here to read the review

Grimvalor - $ 1.99

Click here to read Pocket Gamer's Grimvalor review

Fighting Fantasy Legends

Click here to read the review

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

Click here to read the review

Transistor - $0.99

Click here to read Pocket Gamer's Transistor review

Sentinels of the Multiverse - $0.99

Click here to read the review

Castaway Paradise VIP Subs are on Sale for a Limited Time, and a Special Holiday Update is Coming Soon

Posted by Rob Rich on November 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AN ISLAND OF FRIENDS :: Read Review »

'Tis the season for sales and price drops, and Castaway Paradise has apparently caught the bug as well. Seeing as it's free to download, the upfront cost hasn't changed. However, for a very limited time you can purchase a 12 month VIP subscription for $5 off the regular $29.99 price.

A holiday-themed update is also on its way, which will bring a big new Christmas event (and various goodies, naturally) to the island. The update will also add group chat to the game, but that's not particularly Christmas-y.

You can download Castaway Paradise form the App Store for free, and take advantage of the VIP subscription sale right now. The holiday update will being "in December."

Cyber Monday on the App Store - Plenty More iOS Games (and Apps) are on Sale

Posted by Rob Rich on November 26th, 2014

It's almost turkey time! Which means lots and lots of food but also lots and lots of sales. Some sales have even started a few days early, which is why we've put together a list of iOS games that are currently discounted (sometimes by a lot).

Chances are this list is only going to get bigger as we approach the weekend, so check back in with us from time to time to see what else you can nab for a reduced price.

[Updated 11/26]: Even more games have been discounted and it's still not even Thursday yet! A lot of fairly well known titles have joined the list this time, including games like Surgeon Simulator, Republique, and Thomas Was Alone.

[Updated 11/27]: Goodness but there are a lot more sales happening right now! Just under 40 games have been added to the list this time, with big names like Banner Saga, Table Tennis Touch, King Oddball, a whole bunch of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and a whole lot more.

[Updated 11/28]: If you thought all the sales were done, you were mistaken. Even more price drops have gone into effect since yesterday, for big titles like Joe Denver's Lone Wolf, Knightmare Tower, Talisman, and Kingdom Rush. But that's not all. We've also updated the list to include apps! You can click the link below to jump to the Apps page.

[Updated 11/30]: Yep, we're still going. The list is still growing, and will most likely continue through Monday. Currently we're looking at a number of board game additions like Eclipse and Kahuna, as well as plenty of non-board games like Warhammer Quest and The Firm.

[Updated 12/1]: Happy Cyber Monday! A few titles have returned to regular price over the weekend, but several are still discounted and we've got plenty more to add to the list. And Little Inferno and Infinity Blade II are just the beginning.

Games (click here for Apps)

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Don't Miss Apple's One-Day Shopping Event - This Friday, November 29

Posted by Arron Hirst on November 26th, 2013

Those out there who are familiar with Apple's movements around this time of year will know that we're just a few days out from Apple's annual one-day only Black Friday shopping event. Set to kick-off this Friday, November 29, the day will mark one of the only times in the year that Apple offers significant discounts on its many hardware products - both online and through its physical retail stores.

While specifics on what hardware we might expect to be discounted come this Friday are still a little sketchy, we can take a quick look at the company's Black Friday events held in previous years for clues as to what type of discounts shoppers should expect to see emerge towards the end of this week.

Last year for example, we saw the firm drop its iPad with Retina Display by a cool $41. Meanwhile, the iPod touch 4th Generation was slashed by $21, the iPad 2 saw an average drop of $31, and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was available for $101 less than its usual retail price.

[image credit: MacRumors]

As significant as some of the above discounts may sound though, Apple is almost always beaten in its online holiday discounts by third-party vendors. One of those third-party vendors is Target, who will be offering shoppers a free $75 gift card with any purchase of Apple's iPad mini ($279), and the chance to bag themselves a free $100 gift card with the purchase of any iPad, (including the iPad 2 - which starts at $399), when doors finally open this Thursday. The retailer will also be offering $30 gift cards for those who purchase the iPhone 5S (staring at $180) with a 2 year contract.

Retailer Walmart will be running a similar promotion, seeing all shoppers receive a free $75 gift card with the purchase of either an iPhone 5C ($45, with a 2 year contract) or iPhone 5S ($189, with a 2 year contract). Meanwhile, if you opt to buy Apple's original iPad mini (without “Retina” display), you could even grab yourself a free $100 gift card.

The last of the biggest retailers - Best Buy - will be offering Apple's iPhone 5C for the lowest upfront cost we've been able to find at just $48 (a $51.99 savings). The firm will also be slashing the cost of Apple's just-launched 16 GB iPad Air to $450, providing a super-neat saving of $50.

Other smaller retailers, such as RadioShack, will open their doors at 8AM. The purchase of Apple's iPhone 5S, (starting at $200 with a 2 year contract), will see you receive a free $50 gift card, while opting for the iPhone 5C - (starting at $50 with a 2 year contract) - will also see you receive a free $50 gift card. Pick up an Apple TV for $100 on your way and you'll get a free $20 gift card. Plus, those looking for some extra in-store credit to spend on even more Black Friday deals will probably appreciate the chance to bag a $10 RadioShack gift card with the purchase of any $50 iTunes Card. Those looking for some added protection to add to their iOS devices might also be pleased to hear that RadioShack will be offering 30% off all Zagg Screen Protectors, and a further 10% off all Otterbox cases.

Sam's Club will be opening its doors for black Friday super-early, this year. 7 AM to be exact. If you get down there quick though, you might just be able to bag yourself a few $100 iTunes Cards for $79.88 each.

The lowest prices for iOS devices available for Black Friday 2013 are listed below.

This Week at 148Apps: November 19-23

Posted by Chris Kirby on November 26th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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.

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.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Games on Sale

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 21st, 2012

We're keeping track of the best iPhone and iPad games on sale for Black Friday right here. Keep checking back as we will be updating this list through the weekend and into Monday.

Feel free to tweet or share this post on Facebook.

Also take a look at our other Black Friday and Cyber Monday lists:

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Apps on Sale

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Educational and Kids Apps on Sale

Games List Updates:

2012-11-26, 1pm - Cyber Monday is here and that brings with it a whole new bunch of games on sale. We've added a couple dozen new ones to the top of our list. Make sure you look at the other pages for any still on sale that you may have missed.
2012-11-25, 4am - Things are getting serious now. We are out of pumpkin pie and stuffing. Just a few bits of cranberry sauce left. I guess it's back to normal food today. Turkey feast is over for another year. Oh, by the way, I found a dozen or so more games on sale, many of them free. They are conveniently at the top of the list for your money saving pleasure!
2012-11-23, 11am - Oh, my, we're nearly out of leftover turkey. Luckily I found another few games on sale to occupy me while the reality of the situations sets in.
2012-11-23, 6am - Up early, checking all of the apps and games on sale, added another 50+ games to the list.
2012-11-22, 3pm - Updated while the rest of the family sleeps off their turkey overdose!
2012-11-22, 5am - 60 more games added, Happy Thanksgiving all!
2012-11-21, 11am - Huge updated, added another 40+ games.
2012-11-21, 8am - List split from the main one due to the length.

Tracking nearly 300 total iPhone and iPad games on sale. Hit the jump for the full list.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Educational Apps on Sale

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 21st, 2012

We're keeping track of the best iPhone and iPad educational apps on sale for Black Friday right here. Keep checking back as we will be updating this list through the weekend and into Monday.

Feel free to tweet or share this post on Facebook.

Also take a look at our other Black Friday and Cyber Monday lists that may be of interest to you or your kids:

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Apps on Sale

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Games on Sale

Educational Apps List Updates:

2012-11-26, 1pm - The weekend is over, what makes getting back to the norm easier are all of the great educational apps on sale. Added a bunch this morning for Cyber Monday!
2012-11-25, 4am - Small update today, some items returning to normal price. The new items have been added to the top of the list.
2012-11-23, 11am - Another update, another dozen plus educational apps on sale, many free. Check out the 72 apps on sale below!
2012-11-23, 6am - Up early, checking all of the apps and games on sale, got some more great ones!
2012-11-22, 2:30pm - Updated while the rest of the family sleeps off their turkey overdose!
2012-11-22, 5am - Updated with a bunch more iOS educational apps. Happy Thanksgiving all!
2012-11-21, 11am - Updated with a few more iOS educational apps.
2012-11-21, 8am - List split from the main one due to the length.

Tracking 72 total iPhone and iPad educational apps on sale. Hit the jump for the full list.

The Big List: Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad App and Games Sales

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 20th, 2012

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. You can head also over to our Price Drops page for the full list.

In general most of the following apps and games are on sale in the US App Store. But many will be on sale in all stores all over the world. Have an app on sale that's not in our list? Send a quick email to editor at this domain and we'll take a look.

Update History:

2012-11-21 - Looks like it's going to be a big year. To keep things more reasonable, we've split up our list into three parts, Games, Apps, and Educational. See below for the three links.
2012-11-20 - Initial version, some of the app and game sales that have gone live early so we've gone live with our list for your app shopping pleasure.

We have 113 top sale apps and games in total. Click below to go to the appropriate post for the sale type you are interested in:

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Games on Sale

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Apps on Sale

» Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Educational and Kids Apps on Sale

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.

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!

Favorite Four Apps for Black Friday

Posted by Lisa Caplan on November 23rd, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Families gather, feast, celebrate and then get ready for a Black Friday shopping bonanza. The hottest deals mean the biggest crowds will be mobbing stores. With this celebration of conspicuous consumption putting huge pressure on holiday shoppers in a tough economy, how does one find the very best deals? Well, an iPhone loaded with the right apps can make things a lot easier. This week we look at our four favorites for saving time and money.

TGI Black Friday

Powered by two major shopping resources, TGIblackfriday.com and DealCatcher.com, TGI Black Friday is the go-to app for finding the best bargains from the biggest chains like Walmart, Kohls, Best Buy, Target, Old Navy and far too many more to list. The updates come fast and furious and users can see all the Black Friday deals well before they bulk up the morning paper. Push notifications alert shoppers to new deals, users can compare prices and share finds on Facebook and Twitter.

Red Laser

Finding good deals is awesome. Finding great ones is even better. One thing brick and mortar retailers are worried most about this year is what impact mobile devices will have, even in the check out line. Price-matching offers used to be taken up by only a few, but now with bar code scanners, shoppers can quickly scan the items unique product number and Red Laser will find them all the competing offers, many of which are online. That means while standing in a three-hour check-out queue one can just pop out an iPhone, find a better deal online and have it paid for and on its way before they move forward a single inch.

Black Friday App

Black Friday App provides the same basic features as TGI Black Friday, and many of the stores and deals are the same, but there are retailers one app carries that the other doesn't. This app doesn't just look for deals in physical stores, but online-only bargains, too, so consider it another tool in the arsenal.

TGI Cyber Monday

Just as in-store bargains are selling out, online retailers pick up the slack. The new mega-shopping day has become known as Cyber Monday. TGI Cyber Monday, from the same folks as TGI Black Friday, again helps consumers sort through the best deals - this time from all the major online retailers.

Readdle Giving Away iPads

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on November 24th, 2010

If you've already checked out our massive list of Black Friday sales then you may have noticed a few cool apps from Readdle available for great prices. Well it seems they're a company that keeps on giving, as they've also announced that they'll be giving away three lucky winners a free iPad.

In order to enter into the sweepstakes you must answer me these questions three. No wait, that's not right, but you do have to take the following steps:

1. Own any Readdle app
2. Follow @Readdle on Twitter
3. Send out the following Tweet sometime between November 24-30: "Readdle Apps #BlackFriday Sale. Follow @readdle, RT to win an #iPad: http://readdle.com/blackfriday"

Once you've completed all the tasks set before you you'll be entered to win one of Apple's wonder tablets. In order to cause general jealousy amongst friends and family we recommend if you win that you wrap the iPad and then place it under the tree with a card addressed to you from Santa. Then act shocked when you open it and snidely comment how you must have been so much nicer over the past year than everyone else in order to be worthy of such an amazing present.

We'll take this opportunity to say good luck to everyone who enters and please know that we're already jealous of you even before you've won. Just because we write about the iPad doesn't mean we can actually afford it so congratulations, you're better than us.

If you've got any questions or want to check out the official rules then head on over to Readdle's Black Friday page and have a look around. Otherwise enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, especially since you'll be using it to gather up as many horseshoes, rabbits' feet and four-leaf clovers as you can find.

iPad and iPhone Top Black Friday Lists

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on November 11th, 2010

November 26 is a dangerous yet thrilling day to be an American shopper, as it marks Black Friday. As US consumers know, the day after Thanksgiving is typically when retailers offer their biggest sales and best incentives in the hope of kicking the holiday shopping season off with a bang. Further complicating an already hectic day is the fact that if you're looking to buy an iPad or iPhone for a loved one then you'd best make the Apple Store or another electronics retailer your first stop, as they're poised to go fast.

According to a survey conducted by BlackFriday.com, the iPad is the most sought after holiday gift this year, and the iPhone comes in third. That means that if you're looking to buy either item then you might want to go ahead and get in line at your local Best Buy right now, because both are likely to be sold out about ten minutes after the store opens on November 26 and then remain MIA through New Year's. The upside to all this is that the iPod Touch isn't in the top 10 list of most-wanted items (it lands at number 11), so while all the other crazed shoppers are fighting over the other iOS devices you should be able to snap up an iPod with minimal fuss.

What's most surprising about the Black Friday predictions in general is just how tech-centric they are. Every item in the top 15 is some sort of gadget or gizmo, and nearly 60 percent of survey respondents said they wanted some form of electronics as a holiday gift. In fact, tech dominates the list, with most folks saying that they want things with microchips inside them under the Christmas tree this year. And remember, this isn't some tech site running the survey, but rather a general interest website which is devoted solely to helping people find good sales. In other words, its target market is the average American consumer, and it seems that such consumers really want iPads and iPhones. Looks like Apple is shaping up to have a very happy holiday season.

[via BlackFriday.com]

Monday Morning App HQ

Posted by Chris Hall on November 30th, 2009

Black Friday Awesomeness

First off, I hope that everyone (in the US) had a great Thanksgiving. It was a fairly standard Thanksgiving this year I think... the Cowboys won, the Lions lost, there was far too much turkey consumed, and everyone patiently awaited for the shopping madness the following day. Black Friday 2009 turned out to be a bit of a drag for normal stores, but was a fantastic day for App Store customers. On Black Friday we posted an article with all the sales that we could find, including sales from almost every major developer in the App Store. It was especially great for those of you that were looking for a new GPS app, as we found 6 different GPS apps significantly reduced in price. Some of the sales are still going I think... and with Cyber Monday being today, we may see a few more go on sale. Boy do I love consumer holidays!

More Black Friday Awesomeness
Being the consumer all-star that I am, I went out and braved the masses on Black Friday. It was quite crowded, but I really wasn't there to buy a ton (although I did get suckered into a cashmere sweater... don't judge me), I just wanted to go out and see if there were any huge deals out there. Because I'm an App nerd, I thought that it would be fun to use Red Laser to see if the prices were good or not. I had never really used the app much in the wild, and was really shocked at how well it worked. Next time you're going out to buy something, I'd definitely recommend checking out Red Laser... there's a reason it's been in the top 10 for so long.

How To Stop Piracy
I've been thinking about how I would stop piracy if I were an app developer. Sure, you could go into a bunch of tricks and gimmicks that hurt the user experience, or you could just throw up an advertisement. Now most people think that advertisements should only be in free apps, but why? Why can't a developer be out to make a bit of money to support the App Store's obsession with 99 cent apps.

I just got an email from iTankster (who, oddly enough is based in Rosenberg, TX... right down the highway from where I am), saying that their newest app, iTankster, will have an advertisement.

"iTankster has a single advertisement from the sponsor in the menu screen of the game, featuring in both the legally paid as well as the resulting pirated versions. This will ensure that even the pirates will see an advertisement. The developer is hopeful that the pirates will support the game by either clicking on the sponsor advertisement or by paying for the game later. While placing of an advertisement is bound to cause a controversy among some users who feel that if they paid for an application it should be advertisement free, the vast majority understand that in today’s world with rampant piracy developers have to look at alternative means to earn revenue for recovering the cost of development."

Rock on iTankster. By no means do I support piracy in the App Store, but if you do in fact steal a game that has an advertisement, it really is your civic duty to click on the ad. It's just good karma.

Another Word On Ads
Sorry to get on my soap box here, but I really think that people need to rethink their repulsion towards unobtrusive ads in paid apps. I don't want it to get annoying, but is a small ad on a paid app really that big of a deal? Just think, because of that ad, that developer may make twice as much money, giving him/her the opportunity to make an even more developed app in the future. I myself would like to see every developer become absurdly rich... most of them are really great people with some great ideas for bigger and better apps.

And seriously, if the market demands apps that are less than $3, why not let a dev make a few bucks on his/her project that could've taken 100+ hours to complete.

This Weeks Sign of the Apocolypse
You know, being right around Thanksgiving, I'm going to choose to be thankful this week that the App Store, and all of the apps in it, exist. The moral high ground feels good sometimes.

Fact For Will Raskin
Did you know that prior to this last game, Oakland was 3-0 when playing in Dallas? Weird.

Black Friday - App Sales Galore

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 25th, 2009

Updated :: 11/27, 1:09pm Pacific - Final (?) update. 284 total sale items, 34 of them free!
Updated :: 11/27, 11:59am Pacific - Added 12 more.
Updated :: 11/27, 10:51am Pacific - Added Gameloft NFL 2010, few more.
Updated :: 11/27, 10:25am Pacific - Added another 10+ games.
Updated :: 11/27, 9:42am Pacific - Added GPS apps, dozens more. Time to get buying.
Updated :: 11/26, 10:08pm Pacific - Added Com2uS games, and 30 others. Too much pie. Must sleep.
Updated :: 11/26, 10:55am Pacific - Added 20+ from the night before. Happy Thanksgiving!
Updated :: 11/25, 11:38pm Pacific - added a bunch of games from Namco and more.

Every year on Black Friday, retailers put things on huge discount. It's become a tradition to have "Door-Buster" sales to get people out and shop on this day that retailers traditionally first turn a profit for the year. Well, the app store is no different. App developers big and small are putting their apps on sale for the holiday weekend.

We'll try to update this a few times over the holiday weekend, it's a good way to escape the in-laws.

Don't forget to come back on Friday as that's when a bunch of the following go on sale.

A whole bunch of ifs, ands, or buts.

These apps are the sale items that we have been notified about or have found. Some of these items may not be on sale yet, but we've been told they are going to be on sale. The prices do change at any time and do change quickly - developers are tricky that way. Some are on sale for the weekend, others for only Black Friday. If the app you want isn't showing up as on sale, I'd check back Friday.

Because prices change so quickly, we can't always update things to show the correct prices below. We like to take a break and eat pumpkin pie too you know. Click through to the App Store to see the current up-to-the-second prices. And if you see something you like, at a price you like, grab it immediately as it may not stay on sale as long as you would hope.

It's quite possible that we missed a few sale apps - I blame the tryptophan. So, head on over to our iPhone App Price Drops for the constantly updating full list of app price drops. Also, if you are just interested in apps that have gone free, check out our Twitter stream for @148Apps_nowfree - you don't have to sign up to Twitter to see the newly free apps.

GPS Apps

All of the best GPS apps are on sale. CoPilot started it out by dropping to $20, Navigon followed by dropping to $70, then TomTom matched the price from Navigon. Magellan is now the highest priced at $80. What will they do? It's a good time to be in the market for an iPhone GPS solution.


Com2uS has joined the fund by reducing the prices of all of their games to only $0.99.


Namco has surprised us with an early present and put most of their games on sale. Some of the classic are at amazing prices. I'm in retro heaven!

EA Mobile

EA Mobile has put just about every single game they have released on sale. Each one maked down up to 50%. These go back to normal price on 11/29.


Gameloft, unlike EA, are putting some of their underperforming games on sale. But the good news is that they are nearly giving them away at only $0.99. Some really good bargains in there. I highly recommend Blades of Fury if you are at all into the Street Fighter genre. These go back to normal price on 11/29.

In addition, Gang Star, West Coast Hustle recently went on sale.


Konami jumped the gun a little and put a bunch of games on sale last week. But we're not mad at them because they are all just $0.99!


IUGO has put a bunch of their games on sale for Thanksgiving and to celebrate the release of their new Wario world like mini-game collection, A.D.D. Highly recommended titles below include Zombie Attack, Zombie Attack Second Wave, and Star Hogs.


Pangea, have put a bunch of their great games on sale. If you like puzzle games, make sure you pick up Enigmo and Enigmo 2.

But wait, there's more. Hit the jump to see oh, about a gazillion more.

Black Friday in the App Store -- Part 2?

Posted by Jeff Scott on December 5th, 2008

Looks like a bunch of iPhone software developers that didn't get in on the fun last weekend have decided to make this a Black Friday Part 2. Lots of apps and games on sale. Check out our Price Drops page for the full list. Below are a few of the more notable ones. Just like last week, we'll update this if more pop in and send a notification on our Twitter stream.

[Updated 12/6/2008 2:30pm Pacific]

Read on for our picks of the best sale apps today.