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Today’s apps gone free: Wake Alarm, Shadow Vamp, The Magician’s Handbook and more

Today’s apps gone free: Wake Alarm, Shadow Vamp, The Magician’s Handbook and more

July 16, 2014

Slap, flip, swipe, and shake your sleep away with today’s AppBump featured app, Wake Alarm. We also have a dark and eerie puzzler, and a haunted hidden object adventure game.

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:

Week Calendar ($1.99 → Free, 13.9 MB): See what’s on your schedule for the week with Week Calendar.

You’re able to view all of the events on your schedule one week at a time. Events can be relocated simply by dragging and dropping them onto another day. If you’re looking for a little more detail, a daily view is available. If you need a larger overview, monthly and yearly views are available as well. You’re also able to search for events and have them presented in list form. The app includes the ability to sync with all of the most popular calendar services, create templates, repeat events, color code and badge events, link contacts to events, and invite friends and coworkers via email. Week Calendar is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 3824 ratings.

The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley (Full) ($0.99 → Free, 152.8 MB): Set out with your wand in hand and try to lift the curse from the haunted valley to discover its true name in this hidden object adventure game.

It features both casual and timed modes, allowing you to either play at your own pace or race against the clock to find every last object. The game also includes 13 levels, 12 mini-games, secret items to unlock, and achievements via Game Center. The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 73 ratings.

Universal:

Willy Wattwurm ($0.99 → Free, 77.3 MB): Join Willy Wattwurm on his big adventure in this children's game.

Your child is able to guide Willy around the beach with a single finger. They must help him collect all of the stars and then safely make it back to his sand castle. Crabs and sea gulls will be doing their best to stop Willy in his tracks. The game includes three difficulty levels, four environments, and leaderboards via Game Center. Willy Wattwurm is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

ABC U and Me - Learn the Alphabet with Anji and her Magic Letter Blocks ($0.99 → Free, 36.6 MB): Your little ones can take a tour of the alphabet with this educational app.

All 26 letters of the English alphabet are represented by magical letter blocks. Your child can tap on a block to have a related object pop out. Anji, an animated little girl that acts as a tour guide, will speak the letter and the name of the object. Your child can also take a simple, no stress quiz by tapping on the green question mark at the top of the screen at any time. The app includes a total of 104 useful words and objects to discover. ABC U and Me - Learn the Alphabet with Anji and her Magic Letter Blocks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Wake Alarm Clock ($1.99 → Free, 66.6 MB): Slap, flip, swipe, and shake your sleep away with this innovative alarm clock app.

Its simple gesture-based UI allows you to quickly set and interact with your alarms. All you have to do is spin the dial to set and swipe down to customize. You're able to personalize your alarms with 12 exclusive sounds, and set recurring alarms for any day of the week. When it's time to get up, you can have the app require you to slap or shake to snooze, flip to disable, or swipe to snooze or disable. The app also includes progressive alarm sounds that gradually get louder, the ability to set your alarm with your voice, landscape orientation support, and three levels of shake difficulty. Wake Alarm Clock is available for free today only (07/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 108 ratings.

Shadow Vamp ($0.99 → Free, 164.2 MB): Help a vampire reach his dark resting place after feeding for far too long in this fun and challenging puzzler.

Dawn has arrived, blasting harmful sun rays down towards the nocturnal creature. But the sun is still low, allowing large shadows to stretch across the ground and structures, providing a viable path back to your crypt. As you cautiously travel down quiet streets, you must utilize a magic amulet to spin the island and create seamless routes of darkness. The game includes wonderful 3-D graphics, an eerie soundtrack, 48 levels spanning four stages, six variously skilled vampires unlocked by collecting coins, iCloud support, and leaderboards via Game Center. Shadow Vamp is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 86 ratings.

iPad:

The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley HD (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 146.4 MB): Set out with your wand in hand and try to lift the curse from the haunted valley to discover its true name in this hidden object adventure game.

It features both casual and timed modes, allowing you to either play at your own pace or race against the clock to find every last object. The game also includes 13 levels, 12 mini-games, secret items to unlock, and achievements via Game Center. The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 356 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
Week Calendar
Week Calendar
UtiliTap
Free
The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley (Full)
The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Willy Wattwurm
Willy Wattwurm
Bianca Ackermann
Free
ABC U and Me - Learn the Alphabet with Anji and her Magic Letter Blocks
ABC U and Me - Learn the Alphabet with Anji and her Magic Letter Blocks
Pipayo
Free
Wake Alarm Clock
Wake Alarm Clock
Tiny Hearts Limited
Free
Shadow Vamp
Shadow Vamp
Gamesmold
Free
The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley HD (Full)
The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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