It's Black Friday in the US, and that means every retailer under the sun is looking to sell things on the cheap to boost sales. The mobile application ecosystem is no exception, either. There are a ton of sales going on, but not all of them are necessarily worth your time and money. Let's go over the best app and game deals you need to grab before they go away.
For the iOS users out there, there are a few worthwhile free games you should not hesitate to pick up. The action title Infinity Blade  is free (usually $5.99). It might be a little old, but it still looks stellar. Ubisoft's physics puzzler Babel Rising 3D  is also free, down from $2.99. The casual online memory challenge Circle  is usually $4.99, but today it's free too. Â
If you don't mind spending a few bucks, there's a lot more out there. XCOM: Enemy Unknown  is only $9.99 today. That might sound like a lot, but it's usually $19.99 in the App Store. The fabulous adventure/puzzle game Limbo  is on sale, down from $4.99 to just $0.99. Then you can get your tower defense fix with Kingdom Rush Frontiers  for only $0.99 (usually $2.99). The racing game Riptide GP2  is also just $0.99 right now, which is a nice drop from the regular price of $2.99. For iPad users only, the RPG Shadowrun Returns  is down from $9.99 to $6.99 today.
On the more serious side, the US version of Navigon Navigator  is $24.99 in the App Store, down from $49.99. 1Password  has also dropped to $9.99 from the base price of $17.99. If you fancy using your iDevice to control your computer, Actions  is only $0.99 (usually $3.99).
For Android folks, developers can't make apps free, then return them to paid status. Therefore, you're going to have to spend a little to enjoy the Black Friday deals. Still, there's some good stuff. If you want a great game, take a look at Incredipede  , which is a unique physics puzzler. It's just $0.99, down from $3.99. The point-and-click adventure Yesterday  is also on sale for $0.99 (usually $5.99). The atmospheric first-person adventure-puzzler (think Myst) Kairo  is only $0.99 as well, down from $4.99. Just like on iOS, Riptide GP2  is on sale for $0.99 (usually $2.99). Another crossover from iOS, Shadowrun Returns  is on sale for $6.99, but it only works on tablets.
Android apps to check out today include DosBox Turbo  , which is a DOS emulator for phones and tablets. It's only $1.19, down from $3.49. A license for the popular podcast app BeyondPod  is usually $6.99, but today it's only $2.99. If you need something a little more business-oriented, OfficeSuite Pro 7  is on sale for $4.99, but it's down from $14.99. You can't argue with $10 off. Lastly, if you're rocking a Galaxy S4 or HTC One, check out the Smart IR Remote  app. It utilizeds the IR blaster built into these phones, and it's on sale for $4.99 from $6.99.
Well, all those sales should keep you busy through the weekend. Make sure to save some money for Cyber Monday, though.
- ^ Infinity Blade (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Babel Rising 3D (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Circle (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ XCOM: Enemy Unknown (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Limbo (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Kingdom Rush Frontiers (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Riptide GP2 (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Shadowrun Returns (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Navigon Navigator (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ 1Password (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Actions (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Incredipede (play.google.com)
- ^ Yesterday (play.google.com)
- ^ Kairo (play.google.com)
- ^ Riptide GP2 (play.google.com)
- ^ Shadowrun Returns (play.google.com)
- ^ DosBox Turbo (play.google.com)
- ^ BeyondPod (play.google.com)
- ^ OfficeSuite Pro 7 (play.google.com)
- ^ Smart IR Remote (play.google.com)