Black Friday is here, and so are the deals. The iOS AppStore and the Google Play Store are filled with apps and games that have got a major price cut, all thanks to Thanksgiving.
Below is a list of apps and games on the Play Store that have gone on sale -:
Apart from the exhaustive list above, quite a few Gameloft games have also gone on sale on the Play Store and the iOS AppStore including Asphalt 7, The Amazing Spiderman, and BackStab HD. If the above list is not enough for you, keep an eye on this Reddit thread for updates.
The iOS AppStore is also filled with price reductions for all the popular apps. EA has reduced the price of nearly all of its titles to a mere $0.99, making this the perfect time to grab your favorite EA games. Other apps that have gone on sale include Track 8, 1Password, ChuChu Rocket, Avengers Initiative, Real Racing, Real Racing 2, QuickOffice Pro, Fieldrunners 2 and more. In fact, most of the popular apps in ‘Top Paid Apps’ category in the AppStore are priced at around $0.99 currently. The whole list of iOS apps that have gone on sale or are free to download can be found here.
Thought it was only Google that had an ‘End of Summer Sale’ on the Play Store? The iOS AppStore is also filled with some great deals all thanks to the labor weekend. The discount on some of the apps and games are just too good to ignore.
Galaxy On Fire 2 HD from Fishlabs is available for only $0.99 for new iPad owners, compared to the usual price of $9.99 of the game. The game has stunning graphics and is perfect to show-off the Retina Display on the new iPad. Gameloft has also put some of its popular games on sale including Asphalt 7, Modern Combat 3 and N.O.V.A 3 for only $0.99.
If a dollar is too much for you on iPhone/iPad games, then Atari has you covered for the weekend with its pack of 99 games available as a free download. The pack of 99 games, known as ‘Atari’s Greatest Hit‘ is available as a free download down from its usual price of a whopping $9.99. The offer is only valid until 1st September so better hurry up and download the pack of 99 games before the sale ends.
If you own an iOS running device, consider this to be your lucky day. Thanks to Independence Day, all iOS developers have put their games and application on sales. This includes all the gaming titles from EA, and other popular games like Real Racing 2 etc.
Here is a list of quite a few popular games for iPad that are up for sale. Their iPhone versions of the games also up for sale, so head over to the App Store to download them.
There are tons of other games that are also up for sale. Use an application like AppZapper HD to track deals on these apps. Apart from the iOS AppStore, quite a few applications have gone for sale on the Mac App Store or are even available for free. Two lesser known RSS apps – Monotomy & Moka – are now available as a free download, while Fantastical, an outstanding calendar app for the Mac, is available for only $9.99 compared to its usual price of $19.99.
For Mac gamers out there, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare is also up for grabs for only $19.99 instead of its usual price of $39.99.
Apple’s 23rd World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) has just kicked in and the company has announced some staggering new figures related to the AppStore and WWDC itself. Apple states that WWDC, which is currently in its 23rd year, the oldest running developer conference in the world. Apart from WWDC, Apple also announced that the AppStore is the world’s biggest digital application download store with more than 30 millon user accounts.
Overall, Apple users have downloaded more than 30 billion applications from the AppStore and the fruit-named company has paid developers more than $5 billion in total until now. Apple also announced that it is expanding the AppStore to 32 new countries, thus taking the total tally to 155.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the best time of the year for consumers to shop around in the United States. All big retailers like Walmart and Best Buy along with online shopping sites like Amazon have huge sales on electronic items, and other household stuffs.
Google has also jumped in on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday bandwagon by offering 12 movies in the Top Movies category in the Android Market for only $0.99 for the next two weeks! The big-G wants to make sure that you spent some quality time with your family this weekend by watching some of the movies from the Android Market.
Gameloft, one of the most popular gaming titles publisher for Android and iOS, has also put its game on sales. iOS users can get 20 of Gameloft’s most popular games for only 0.99$ each. The company is touting this to be its biggest sale ever.
Sadly, the offer for Android users is not as tempting enough. The company will be offering one random game for the Android platform for only 0.99$ every day until next week.
Readers should keep in mind that all these deals are only for the people living in the United States and Canada. If you live in any other region of the world, you are out of luck!
Amazon launched its Android Appstore at the beginning of this year. Amazon’s Appstore was the first real alternative to Google’s own Android Market.
Amazon knew that attracting Android users to its own Appstore was a huge task. While, the Appstore may not have gained as much success as the company would have hoped for, its App of the Day section and lowered prices for some popular apps has definitely kept the traffic flowing.
One major factor limiting users to Amazon’s Appstore was it being available only to Android users in the U.S.
Now, it looks like Amazon has finally opened the gates of its Appstore to at least one country, India. While I have no news about the Appstore being available in other countries, I am pretty sure the Appstore is now available in more regions of the world.
Head over to this link to download the Amazon Appstore APK. Indian users should keep in mind that they would still need to enter their Credit Card details, even if they want to download a free app. So, majority of the Android users in India without any credit card are out of luck.
Apple has not been very successful in its bid to get Amazon to stop using the term “Appstore” for its online application store, at least in the U.S.
A U.S. District Court judge recently ruled that it was unlikely that Amazon’s using the term would confuse customers, and denied a preliminary injunction to Apple.
However, according to a report by Dan Frommer, Apple’s lawsuit against Amazon seems to have had some temporary success in Germany. Amazon has had to stop accepting new apps from developers in Germany because of Apple’s legal action.
Amazon sent out an email to all its German App Developers:
Dear Amazon Appstore Developer,
Thank you for your participation in the Amazon Appstore for Android. We wanted to notify you of a recent change to your Developer Portal account; for the time being, we are not accepting new app submissions from developers located in Germany. We have been forced to impose this restriction due to a legal action filed by Apple in Germany seeking to prevent us from using the term appstore. We believe Apple’s claim is without merit and are actively contesting it.
When you log into your Developer Portal account, you will notice that the options to add new apps have been removed. We hope to begin accepting new apps from German developers again soon and will notify you as soon as we are able to do so.
We appreciate your patience and your continued interest in the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Amazon Appstore Account Team
It’s unlikely that Apple will win the lawsuit against Amazon even in Germany, but even a temporary restriction is better than nothing at all, right?
Amazon recently launched its own AppStore to compete with Google’s own Android Market. Even though Amazon’s AppStore is available only for people based in the U.S, it has been pretty well received by the mass.
Not only does Amazon give away one popular app for free everyday, its AppStore also has some features which the Android Market lacks. Amazon also launched its Cloud based music player for the Android and Windows OS, so as to compete with Google’s upcoming Music service.
Now, the folks over at AndroidPolice have got their hands on an upcoming Android handset, to be released by Amazon! The code-name of the handset is Blaze’ and it will be powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor from Qualcomm, and pack 512MB of RAM.
Other specs of the handset include 32GB of internal storage, 5MP camera at the back, 1.3MP camera in the front for video calling, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), NFC chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1700mAh battery and a 4.3-inch Mirasol’ display. Amazon will launch the handset with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board, with their own custom skin running on top of it.
According to the tipster, the Mirasol’ display will not require any backlighting to display content, which means it is going to be light on power consumption. Apparently, the back of the phone will also sport a solar panel, which will be made up of a new material unlike other solar panels which are made up of copper.
To know more about Amazon’s Blaze handset, readers should head over to this link.