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Today's Apps Gone Free: Mini Ninjas, Solar, Puppet Workshop And More

Help a little ninja rescue his friends in Square Enix's endless running game, Mini Ninjas. We also have a cool weather app, and an art creation app that allows your child's imagination to run wild.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

ProCam ($0.99 → Free, 32.8 MB): Get the look and feel of a real pocket camera on your iPhone with ProCam. You're able to quickly access the app's seven different shooting modes by spinning the wheel on the right side of the screen. You can further customize your shot with different aspect ratios, alignment grids, resolutions, flash types, and more. The app also includes easy to access digital zoom, geo-tagging, white balance lock, and volume snap.

ProCam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 450 ratings.

Solar : Weather ($1.99 → Free, 2.5 MB): You won't find a cooler weather app than Solar. This beautifully designed app makes checking the weather a breeze. Ok, that's enough with the weather puns. On to the features! The app presents you with two colors on its main screen. The top represents the current weather while the bottom represents the temperature. Swipe from the bottom of the screen to the top to see the colors change throughout the day. Swipe from the top to the bottom to view a three-day forecast. You can also add additional locations and pinch to view them all at once.

Solar : Weather is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 64 ratings.

Scullie ($1.99 → Free, 4.0 MB): One of those rare productivity apps you didn't realize you even needed. Scullie allows you to prepare messages of any kind and have them sent at a specific time. It's great for birthday wishes, congratulatory messages, and even group reminders. You're able to send messages with photos attached via MMS, email, Facebook, and Twitter. You can even backup your data to iCloud, create repeating messages, and save templates.

Scullie is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Universal:

KENO PRO HD ($3.99 → Free, 17.5 MB): Enjoy Keno without the risk of blowing your life savings with this casino game. You're able to play up to 10 games at once to keep the action flowing, and bet up to $10 per game if you dare. Just tap on the numbers to select them or, if you're feeling lazy, allow the game to auto-pick the numbers for you. Use your winnings to add unique gifts to your collection. The game includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center as well.

KENO PRO HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

DoReMi 1-2-3: Music for kids ($1.99 → Free, 113.4 MB): Your child can make music by playing with colorful characters in this educational app. It teaches your child major scales, scale placement, and pitch recognition through familiar children's melodies. The cute characters will guide your child each step of the way, so just hand them your iDevice and step away. The app includes six songs, a free play mode, and the ability to record your child's tunes.

DoReMi 1-2-3: Music for kids is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Joey's Zoo Friends ($1.99 → Free, 38.7 MB): Your child gets to hang out with Joey the kangaroo and all of his animal friends in this puzzle game. After choosing a scene, cork board cutouts will begin to appear. Your child must drag and drop the pieces into place to fill each cutout. Once complete, the scene will become animated and they can tap on different items and characters to see what happens. The game includes 11 scenes to enjoy.

Joey's Zoo Friends is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Mini Ninjas ($0.99 → Free, 34.6 MB): They may look cute, but these Mini Ninjas pack a mean punch. Guide Hiro through dangerous environments to free his mini hero friends in this endless distance game. Tap on the left side of the screen to leap over obstacles and tap on the right to swing your samurai sword. Smash the cages your friends are locked up in to rescue them, and then utilize their unique weapons and skills to earn a high score. The game includes four heroes to play as, loads of upgrades to unlock, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Mini Ninjas is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 214 ratings.

Nitro Chimp ($0.99 → Free, 41.9 MB): Play as a funky stunt monkey and race up the leaderboards in this distance game. You're able to control your monkey via touch or tilt controls. Steer him around obstacles and towards ramps to catch big air, and perform stunts by swiping the screen. Grab coins during your dash to upgrade your bike, tricks, and riding gear. The game includes 270 missions, an in-game camera, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Nitro Chimp is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 94 ratings.

iPad:

Composer's Piano - Think in music! ($4.99 → Free, 33.6 MB): Compose beautiful tunes with this digital piano app. Before playing even a single note, you'll want to customize your piano with the 15 unique sounds and two key sizes. You can also layer two sounds together if you wish. When you're ready to play, hit record and start tapping away on the keys. The app also includes the ability to adjust the pitch, key sensitivity, BPM, and sustain.

Composer's Piano - Think in music! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Retromatic HD ($2.99 → Free, 58.1 MB): Craft your very own retro-style poster with this photo effects app. You can either import a photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. Then highlight the outline of your subject to grab only what's necessary. Your subject will be placed on a colorful wallpaper, where you can also apply effects, stamps, and text. The app includes 17 retro filters, 14 themes with 17 color options, 33 customizable ornaments, and the ability to share your photos via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr.

Retromatic HD is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 33 ratings.

Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids ($2.99 → Free, 311.7 MB): An art creation app that allows your child's imagination to run wild. They're able to choose from 20 different sock and glove designs. Your child can then craft their own unique puppet from a huge selection of 150 household items like buttons, string, zippers, and felt. Each item can be moved, resized, and rotated with the usual multitouch gestures. When everything looks in order, your child can choose a background or create their own, and then put their puppet on display.

Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

iLuv Drawing People HD - Learn how to draw kids doing their favorite things ($2.99 → Free, 47.3 MB): Your budding artist can learn how to draw kids participating in different activities with this fun education app. It guides your child through each step of the process with lines to trace and audio instructions. They can choose from a variety of pen colors and sizes, background textures, and stickers. The app includes 20 drawings to choose from, a blank page, undo and redo, an eraser, and the ability to save artwork.

iLuv Drawing People HD - Learn how to draw kids doing their favorite things is available for free today only (04/05). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 33 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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