Today's Apps Gone Free: Skylanders Cloud Patrol, Wawa Land, FriendCash And More

Join the battle to take down the escaped trolls in Activision's high-flying arcade game, Skylanders Cloud Patrol. We also have a platformer where you get to play as the adorable Wawa, and a finance app that allows you to manage group expenses.

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Universal:

Pop Flux ($1.99 → Free, 15.8 MB): An augmented reality game that puts you on the screen and right into the bubble-popping action. It utilizes your iDevice's front-facing camera to bring you into the game. As bubbles come streaming down, just reach your arms out to pop them. Bombs will also enter the screen, and you can either stay completely still to avoid setting them off or maneuver around them. The game includes a total of 30 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Pop Flux is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 118 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

FriendCash — Manage Expenses With Friends ($2.99 → Free, 10.5 MB): A finance app that helps you manage group expenses. After creating an event and providing a balance, you're able to keep track of who paid their share, when they paid, and how much they paid. You're able to include an infinite number of participants, and share the event with all of them via Dropbox. The app also includes iCloud support, multiple currencies to choose from, and built-in help bubbles.

FriendCash — Manage Expenses With Friends is available for free today only (08/07). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 52 ratings.

Alarm & Clock ($0.99 → Free, 8.5 MB): An elegant alarm clock and weather app. It allows you to create as many alarms as you want, and customize them with different titles and tones. Alarms can be repeated and snoozed. It also includes a fullscreen analog clock that can be accessed with a swipe, local weather data, and the ability to record your own alarm tones.

Alarm & Clock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol ($0.99 → Free, 86.1 MB): Join the battle to defeat the trolls in this arcade shooter. Help Trigger Happy and the rest of the Skylanders gang patrol Skylands for escaped trolls. When you come across some of the escapees, just tap to shoot or drag your finger across multiple trolls to score combo points. Complete goals to level up, and earn gems to unlock new characters and content. The game includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center as well.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 20122 ratings.

Wawa Land ($0.99 → Free, 38.6 MB): Play as the adorable Wawa and set out on an adventure to save The Royal Jelly from the evil critters in this platformer. Utilize on-screen buttons to run, jump, double-jump, wall jump, backflip, and even ground pound your enemies into submission. Collect items like the Tornado's Helmet and the Pirate's Scarf to give Wawa super powers and reach new areas. The game includes around five hours of gameplay, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Wawa Land is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 142 ratings.

Lead Sketch ($1.99 → Free, 4.9 MB): An art creation app that allows you to sketch with lead pencils. The app includes five pencil types, eight backgrounds, eight borders, undo, the ability to save and load sketches, and the ability to share them via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Lead Sketch is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

File Manager App ($2.99 → Free, 3.4 MB): Download, organize, and view all of your important files while on the go with this utility app. You're able to import content via Dropbox, iTunes File Sharing, email, or the Internet. You can then organize your files with folders, and rename, print, zip, unzip, copy, and share them. The app also allows you to view a wide variety of files, and play audio files and view video files.

File Manager App is available for free today only (08/07). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 138 ratings.

Mars Lander ($1.99 → Free, 19.9 MB): Guide your Mars Lander safely to the planet's surface as quickly as you can in this casual arcade game. Tap to fire your boosters, and tilt to control the angle of your Mars Lander. Steer clear of protruding rocks, ice cliffs, and UFOs to avoid taking too much damage. You must also collect all of the stars before settling down on the landing pad. The game includes 100 levels, a map editor, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Mars Lander is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 4 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free.  If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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