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iOS Apps Gone Free: TextPics, Monkey Flight, Fruit Heroes, And More

iOS Apps Gone Free: TextPics, Monkey Flight, Fruit Heroes, And More

January 9, 2012

Give your iMessages a little extra oomph by including ASCII art pieces from FTW Innovations' fun social networking app, TextPics. We also have a fun arcade game from Donut Games, and a physics-based game that requires you to become a fruit hero.

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iPhone:

TextPics ($0.99 -> Free, 5.0 MB): Spice up your text messages with this social networking app. TextPics includes over 1,000 customizable ASCII art pieces specifically designed for texting on iOS devices. To send a piece of text art, just tap on one you like and then either copy it to the clipboard or send it directly from iMessage. Finding new text art is as simple as swiping through each category or searching for a specific one. Your favorite pieces can be added to favorites, and you can even create your own and share it with the community.

TextPics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13279 ratings.

Universal:

Monkey Flight ($0.99 -> Free, 4.9 MB): Yet another great casual arcade game from Donut Games. You're objective is to sling monkeys through the air to collect as much fruit as possible. You're able to control the launcher by simply tapping and holding until you feel the time is right to fire your monkey through the air, and then release your finger and watch as he bounces across the environment collecting fruit. You can extend your monkey's air time by tapping on the screen to pass some gas. The game includes three modes, 60 challenges, and Game Center support.

Monkey Flight is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 34634 ratings.

Fruit Heroes ($0.99 -> Free, 35.9 MB): Become a fruit hero by protecting all of your crops from the evil monkeys and birds in this physics-based game. Slide your finger across the screen to draw vines and deflect all of the projectiles back at their tossers. After you have completed a level you can spend the skill points you have earned to help plants recover or build up your defenses. The game includes four environments, 40 levels, and Game Center integration.

Fruit Heroes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3 ratings.

Action Truck ($0.99 -> Free, 42.8 MB): Be the getaway driver in this side-scrolling arcade game. Just tap the arrows at the bottom of the screen to apply gas or slam on your brakes, and tilt your device to keep your vehicle from tipping over. You'll also want to pay close attention to your cargo, as it can easily fly out of the back of your vehicle when going over jumps and bumps. The game includes over 200 stages, six upgradable vehicles, and Game Center integration. **Triniti Interactive is notorious for promoting their own games with small banners displayed during menu screens, so if this is something you aren't fond of, avoid this and all of their other games.**

Action Truck is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 40 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.

Developers:

If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:

  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.” Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when and for how long you intend to offer the app for free, and anything else you would like to share. We will take it from there.

Mentioned apps

Free
TextPics
TextPics
FTW Innovations
$0.99
Monkey Flight
Monkey Flight
Donut Games
Free
Fruit Heroes
Fruit Heroes
Chinesegamer
Free
Action Truck
Action Truck
Triniti Interactive Limited

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