01 JUL

July 4th Holiday App Sales Galore

by Marianne Schultz
 

We love holidays since developers like to celebrate them with app sales even if they’re not about gift-giving, and Independence Day weekend in the U.S. is no exception. There are a ton of apps on sale and I’ll try to cover the major sales here but there are so many you’ll want to check out our Price Drops listings for iOS and Mac apps respectively.

First off, the big game houses have knocked down prices on a plethora of titles for the weekend. Electronic Arts, Gameloft and others have joined in on the fun with some deep discounts. Most notably, Electronic Arts has dropped the prices of around 90 (!) of its iOS titles down to $.99, bringing some games that are regularly $9.99, like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 HD, Dead Space HD, Monopoly HD, Need for Speed Shift HD and others down significantly. Click here to see all of EA’s titles in the App store.

  • Games

    BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY™ 2...

    Last Changed:
    11 months ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (1069)
    Version:
    1.0.2
    iOS iPad

    Get this game and over 40 other EA hits for just 99¢ each on the App Store – limited time only. Treat yourself now! OUR BIGGEST, BADDEST FPS. NOW ON iPAD. Based on the bestselling console game...

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    Dead Space™ for iPad

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (1867)
    Version:
    1.3.9
    iOS iPad

    “BEST MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR!” ( 2011 Meffy Awards) This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213 for...

  • Games

    MONOPOLY for iPad

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (443)
    Version:
    1.1.65
    iOS iPad

    **YOU VOTED & THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG** Thanks to the votes from YOU and thousands of loyal MONOPOLY Facebook fans from 185 different countries, the CAT mover is now available to play...

  • Games

    Need for Speed Shift for iPad

    Last Changed:
    17 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (378)
    Version:
    1.0.80
    iOS iPad

    THE LEGEND RETURNS! By popular demand, one of the most visceral and aggressive sim-racing games ever made for iPad is back on the App Store! FAST LOOK AT THE FEATURES: • Drive 20 awesome cars,...

Gameloft has reduced 6 games down to $.99 for the holiday weekend, including the recently released N.O.V.A. 2:

  • Games

    Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

    Last Changed:
    28 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (1234)
    Version:
    1.3.8
    iOS iPhone

    Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest adrenaline-pumping edition of the Asphalt series. BUILD YOUR DREAM COLLECTION Discover 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston...

  • Games

    Shrek Kart™

    Last Changed:
    24 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (650)
    Version:
    1.1.1
    iOS iPhone

    OPTIMIZED FOR iPHONE 4! High-definition graphics that fully utilize the iPhone 4 Retina display & gyroscope support for innovative controlling and driving precision. For the first time on the...

  • Games

    Dungeon Hunter 2

    Last Changed:
    38 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (2568)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS iPhone

    The benchmark for action RPGs hits your iPhone & iPod touch in its second opus. Slide to Play says, “Exceptional games like Dungeon Hunter don’t come along often.” And that is why you...

  • Games

    N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard...

    Last Changed:
    36 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (2372)
    Version:
    1.1.7
    iOS iPhone

    The ultimate sci-fi FPS is back! Get ready to step into a whole new level of gaming on your Apple device. Pocket Gamer - 9/10 + Gold Award: "Without question, it's the finest first-person...

  • Games

    Starfront - Collision™

    Last Changed:
    34 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (541)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS iPhone

    The best real-time strategy is now at your fingertips! Starfront: Collision, the epitome of RTS gameplay with gorgeous HD graphics and a competitive 4-player multiplayer, finally hits the App Store! ...

  • Games

    Sacred Odyssey - Rise of Ayden

    Last Changed:
    34 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (243)
    Version:
    1.0.0
    iOS iPhone

    "The combination of a quality story, good combat, tough puzzles, and amazing production values make Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden well worth your time and money." - SlidetoPlay.com,...

If you’re looking for other deals outside of games, Pocket Informant HD, a highly-rated calendar and task app for the iPad, is down to $9.99 from $14.99. Also, MacPhun has made its neat Silent Film Director video editing app free and its FX Photo Studio picture editing apps $.99 in celebration of the July 4th holiday.

  • Productivity

    Pocket Informant - Calendar...

    Last Changed:
    14 hours ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (40)
    Version:
    4.50
    iOS Universal

    Spend less time managing your schedule, and more time living it! Informant keeps your entire schedule, task list and notes collection all in one easy to use location. Let Informant do the work, and...

  • Photography

    Vintagio

    Last Changed:
    13 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (182)
    Version:
    4.1
    iOS iPhone

    Big Sale. Back to $4.99 soon. Easy-to-use, but extremely powerful and artistic vintage video app packed with amazing and powerful features, that no other app offers. ▶ HD Filters from 20s to...

  • Photography

    FX Photo Studio - photo editor,...

    Last Changed:
    1 day ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (58)
    Version:
    6.1
    iOS iPhone

    Break out from the ordinary and get creative. FX Photo Studio comes packed with high-quality filters and photo effects for all kinds of your photos. One click will make an ordinary snap look Vintage,...

  • Photography

    FX Photo Studio HD

    Last Changed:
    2 days ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (590)
    Version:
    5.0
    iOS iPad

    FX Photo Studio is a creative powerhouse for digital photographers on iPad. FX Photo Studio HD is the award-winning software with over 180 stunning effects and filters that give you the creative...

For the Mac, vimov has dropped its soothing Weather HD app down to $1.99 from $3.99 and Pixel Research Labs has reduced its ringtone-maker Ringer down to $.99 from $1.99. Also, Secret Exit has dropped the price of its unique puzzle game Zen Bound 2 to just $.99 from $4.99.

  • Weather

    Clear Day - Weather HD Formerly

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (198)
    Version:
    2.0.4
    Mac OS

    Clear Day® (formerly Weather HD) provides you with detailed and accurate weather forecast from world-class weather provider through stunning videos that revives your screen. In addition, Clear Day...

  • Music

    Ringer - Ringtone Maker

    Last Changed:
    4 days ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (92)
    Version:
    2.0.4
    Mac OS

    The easiest ringtone maker available for the Mac. Use music and even movies to make your own unique ringtones. "My nod goes to Pixel Research Labs' Ringer because it works quickly"...

  • Games

    Zen Bound® 2

    Last Changed:
    31 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (59)
    Version:
    2.2.5
    Mac OS

    Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is a different gaming experience: an opportunity to slow down, zone out and focus on a task that’s challenging but not...

There are many, many more apps on sale for the holiday weekend so don’t forget to keep an eye on our Price Drops lists for iOS and Mac apps. We wish everyone a fun and safe Independence Day weekend!

8 Comments

  1. PhLab

    Sweet!!! Can’t wait to get a few of the EA games for my new iPad for $.99!!!

  2. Jonathan

    Activision has a bunch too, it was high time I picked up Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2!

  3. Sam

    daWindci HD is $.99 only today! Really enjoy the game, review from TouchArcade is here: http://toucharcade.com/2011/06/20/dawindci-review-a-zen-like-puzzler-in-the-sky/

  4. April

    Hey, Konami has a sale on too. Lots of stuff for $0.99

  5. FiFi

    Seems everyone’s getting in on this – even Yo Deshi is now free, AND they seem to have not switched it back to paid yet.

    http://appshopper.com/games/yo-deshi

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