23 NOV

Black Friday: iPhone and iPad App Deals

by Marianne Schultz

Today is Black Friday and retail stores aren’t the only ones offering massive discounts for you to get your holiday shopping started with a bang– app developers are also using this as an excuse to offer deals on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps.

I wanted to highlight a few of these sales for you but first, here a few links for you to check out now and bookmark since they can be used at any time to find the biggest deals–when developers lose their minds and make their paid apps completely free:

You just bookmarked those links, right? Also, don’t forget about our Wish List feature so you can mark those apps you want to buy when they go on sale. Our Wish List feature can automatically notify you by email when this happens (or you can get a push notification through our official AppShopper app for iPhone and iPad).

Navigation apps are often the most expensive ones in the App Store because of the map data they requires (getting and updating map data for the millions of miles of roads in countries around the world is not a cheap endeavor) but many of the big name brands in this category have reduced app prices this weekend. TomTom has knocked $20 off of many of its offerings and Garmin/Navigon has gone big by knocking 50% off its iPhone apps for today only.

  • $5999Buy Now
    Navigation

    NAVIGON North America

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (31)
    Version:
    2.8
    iOS Universal

    With NAVIGON you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functional mobile navigation system. Thanks to a faithful adaptation of the menu functions, the app fits in seamlessly with the iOS...

  • $4499Buy Now
    Navigation

    TomTom U.S. & Canada

    Last Changed:
    14 hours ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (2885)
    Version:
    1.18.1
    iOS Universal

    Get the TomTom App. Now for less, for a limited time. Last minute plans? With the TomTom Navigation app, driving somewhere new couldn’t be easier. You’ve always got your iPhone with you, so...

  • $5999Buy Now
    Navigation

    Garmin N. America

    Last Changed:
    8 weeks ago
    Rating:
    3.00 (310)
    Version:
    2.8
    iOS iPhone

    Download Garmin StreetPilot® Onboard North America and give your iPhone® or iPad® the best in GPS navigation with photoReal junction views, 3D buildings, speed/red light camera alerts and more. ...

Here are links where you can find all apps for each respective developer in a single list so you can more easily find the location you need:

If you’ll be documenting your holiday adventures with friends and family photographically, there is no shortage of camera apps for the iPhone and iPad and several popular ones are on sale today and this weekend. Hipstamatic is now 50% off, and both Blux Camera and ProCamera are currently down to $.99 from their regular price of $2.99,

  • Photography

    Hipstamatic

    Last Changed:
    5 days ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (11)
    Version:
    278
    iOS iPhone

    Digital photography never looked so analog. Make and share beautiful photography with Hipstamatic. • Swap lenses, flashes, and films for hundreds of different effects • Instantly share your...

  • Photography

    ProCamera

    Last Changed:
    10 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (17)
    Version:
    4.2.3
    iOS iPhone

    *****Download the @FreeAppADay App and wish for more top rated paid apps like ProCamera to become FREE for a day!***** This is the classic version of ProCamera. It will be only available for a very...

  • Photography

    Blux Camera Pro

    Last Changed:
    11 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (75)
    Version:
    1.1.1
    iOS iPhone

    ON SALE!BUY NOW BEFORE THE PRICE GOES UP! Celebrating for Blux camera Pro being selected in App store "Essential Photography 101". WINNER OF TAMAM'S "GOLDEN...

Bad weather can wreak havoc on your holiday travel plans and a few app developers out there are making it less expensive for you to get comprehensive weather information on your iPhone or iPad. Weather Alert USA, an app we’ve recommended before that provides NOAA weather forecasts and a bajillion severe weather alert options, is down to $2.99 from $3.99. And the recently-released Check the Weather, which gives you forecast information plus short-term precipitation forecasts powered by Dark Sky, is down to $.99 from $1.99 through tomorrow only.

  • Weather

    Weather Alert USA

    Last Changed:
    7 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (68)
    Version:
    5.0
    iOS Universal

    Fast, practical, and comprehensive NOAA weather app. ………………………………………………………… • Provides immediate access to the most relevant Weather Forecasts and...

  • Weather

    Check the Weather

    Last Changed:
    16 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (77)
    Version:
    1.5.2
    iOS Universal

    "It’s fast, it’s clever, and it’s distinctive...You’re nuts if you don’t buy it." John Gruber, daringfireball.net "...a gorgeous interface with clean design and...

While any time off from work you have during the holidays will probably be spent with friends and family, you’ll probably have some time to kill (or need to escape from said friends and family) here and there and games are a perfect way to while away those minutes. Chair Entertainment has reduced the prices of both Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II by 50% while Electronic Arts has knocked down a boatload of its games to just $.99 (click here for a full list of all of EA’s offerings).

  • Games

    Infinity Blade

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (172094)
    Version:
    1.4.1
    iOS Universal

    Winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award, and more than 20 “Game of the Year” & “Top App” awards! Tons of NEW FREE CONTENT available now! See below for more details. From Epic...

  • Games

    Infinity Blade II

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (55304)
    Version:
    1.3.2
    iOS Universal

    **2011 IGN "Mobile Game of the Year"** **2012 AIAS "Mobile Game of the Year"** **Winner of the IMGA "Excellence in Gameplay" and "Grand...

For an extensive list of sales going on now among the biggest iOS game developers, see this article over at TouchArcade.

We hope you’re recovering well from any tryptophan-induced lethargy triggered by Thanksgiving turkey consumption and that any holiday shopping you’re doing this weekend is safe and filled with the best bargains!

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