Play as Hulk or Captain America and battle the evils of the world in Marvel’s gorgeous combat game, Avenger Initiative. We also have a cross-platform messenger, and a Pachinko-style arcade game.

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iPhone:

Soaring ($1.99 → Free, 14.6 MB): Soar through virtual skies with this weather app. It utilizes your GPS location and the current time to determine the location of the sun and moon in your virtual sky. Of course, it’s also able to display the time and weather conditions. The app includes 12-hour and 24-hour time display options, Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature options, and the ability to tweet about the weather from within the app.

Soaring is available for free today only (12/20). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 63 ratings.

WhatsApp Messenger ($0.99 → Free, 11.0 MB): Stay in touch with your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia buddies with this cross-platform messaging app. It includes push notifications, group chat support, the ability to send video, images, and voice notes, address book integration, and much more.

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WhatsApp Messenger is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 78348 ratings.

MoneyNote (Budget & Sync) ($1.99 → Free, 4.3 MB): Make tracking your budget as simple or as complex as you want it to be with this finance app. You’re able to easily add expenses and income, and attach as little or as much information as necessary. All of the information will then be displayed on your main dashboard, helping you keep everything in order. You can also search for expenses and income by subject or notes. The app includes the ability to customize the dashboard, online syncing, passcode protection, and Evernote integration.

MoneyNote (Budget & Sync) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Arm Workouts – Sculpting Perfect Arms with Arm Workouts ($0.99 → Free, 11.3 MB): Work your way towards bigger and more defined arms with this fitness app. It only takes about 15 minutes a day, two days a week to get your arms into shape. The six week program helps you safely reach your goal by performing sets of arm exercises with breaks in between, and an audio coach will guide you through each step of the process. The app includes 20 workouts, achievements that you can share, and reminders.

Arm Workouts – Sculpting Perfect Arms with Arm Workouts is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

GPS Dragon 6 in 1 ($0.99 → Free, 22.1 MB): A collection of six navigation and travel apps wrapped in one neat package. The app allows you to capture and share memories, wake up on time, track your speed, get your bearings, check the weather, and stay on course.

GPS Dragon 6 in 1 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Color Rush Ninja ($0.99 → Free, 14.1 MB): A colorful and fast-paced endless running game. Tap on the screen to cause your ninja to jump over the crazy color monsters and achieve the greatest possible distance. The farther you go, the more coins you’ll earn, which can be used to upgrade your ninja with all kinds of new powers. The game also includes leaderboards via Game Center.

Color Rush Ninja is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 101 ratings.

Universal:

Avengers Initiative ($7.99 → Free, 1.5 GB): Play as Hulk or Captain America and take on the evils of the world in this Infinity Blade-style combat game. You’re able to swipe across the screen to perform attacks and deflect hits, and tap on-screen buttons to avoid attacks. Customize your character with exclusive costumes, super powers, and augmentations to make them your own. The game includes multiple enemies to take on and arenas to fight in, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Avengers Initiative is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2074 ratings.

Tap A Tune ($0.99 → Free, 27.7 MB): Designed for children ages two and up, this app will help your child improve their musical skills and hand-eye coordination. Choose any of the included nursery rhymes or Christmas songs, and then learn to play them by tapping on animals as they pop up out of the ground. The app also includes freestyle and baby modes, a keyboard option, five instruments, multiple environments, and 16 tunes.

Tap A Tune is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 120 ratings.

Trigger Fist ($0.99 → Free, 137.5 MB): This third-person shooter allows you to battle your friends in online death matches. The game features controls specifically designed for touch screen devices, allowing you to fire at your opponents with precision. Trigger Fist includes single and multiplayer options, four modes, six environments, loads of upgradable weapons, skins, and perks, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Trigger Fist is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11951 ratings.

Sky Gnomes ($0.99 → Free, 83.4 MB): Race through the sky as a gnome on a snow engine in this arcade game. As you fall towards the ground, you must try to collect snow flakes to fill your boost meter while avoiding chunks of ice. Be the first to reach the target on the ground to win. You can equip your snow engine with all kinds of different trinkets and upgrades to get an advantage over your opponents. The game includes a variety of characters to unlock, multiple modes including online multiplayer, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Sky Gnomes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 313 ratings.

Food Ninja ($0.99 → Free, 56.0 MB): Fling knives and other really sharp objects through the air in order to prepare meals for customers in this arcade-style time management game. Ingredients stream across the screen at a blistering pace, and you must hit the proper ones with your utensils to prepare orders. You must be quick and nimble, however, as customers don’t like waiting and they certainly don’t like being hit with sharp objects! The game includes multiple modes, loads of utensils, recipes, costumes and power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Food Ninja is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 277 ratings.

Coin Drop! ($0.99 → Free, 91.2 MB): This Pachinko-style arcade game requires you to destroy the bad pennies and save the girl coins. Just tap and drag your finger across the screen to maneuver your coin, and release to drop it. You’re able to drop up to five coins at once by quickly tapping across the screen to try and score combo points. The game includes 75 levels, loads of obstacles, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Coin Drop! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1059 ratings.

iPad:

Bogga Alphabet ($1.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): An educational app that will help your child learn the alphabet by coloring in letters that transform into interactive fridge magnets. Each letter must be colored in before it can be added to the refrigerator. Your child will hear the letter pronounced when selected and again when it has been added to the fridge. The app includes six colors to choose from, and the ability to snap a picture of the words created on the refrigerator.

Bogga Alphabet is available for free today only (12/20). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

SoundBox for YouTube ($0.99 → Free, 22.1 MB): A music player just for YouTube. Search for your favorite songs and artists on YouTube and save them in your personal playlist. You can then use your YouTube playlist just like you would a normal music library. Playlists can be sorted by song, artist, or album, or manually rearranged. The app also allows you to listen to music from your library, share what you’re listening to via Facebook, and even search the web with the app’s built-in browser.

SoundBox for YouTube is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 156 ratings.

Flick Golf Extreme! HD ($2.99 → Free, 59.7 MB): Drive the ball through the air to score a hole-in-one in this extreme flick-based arcade game. Just swipe from the bottom of the screen towards the top to smash the ball off of the tee. You can control the curve of the ball while it’s in the air and put some spin on it to grab the green by swiping some more. The game includes three modes, six courses, varying wind conditions, stat tracking, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Flick Golf Extreme! HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 486 ratings.

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