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Today’s apps gone free: iOrnament, Build-a-lot 4, Orby Widgets and more

Today’s apps gone free: iOrnament, Build-a-lot 4, Orby Widgets and more

App Bargain Bin
April 20, 2015

Create ornamental designs, build a city powered by green energy, and turn Notification Center into a widget machine with today’s collection of apps and games.

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:

Build-a-lot 4: Power Source (Full) ($2.99 → Free, 142.7 MB): Invest in green energy and make your cities grow in this strategy game. It’s ideal for fans of games like Sim City.

Building a rich and prosperous city deals with more than just real estate and construction supplies. In Build-a-lot 4, you’ll have to take energy resources into consideration in order to make your city glow. As you make your way through the four big campaigns you’ll be tasked with turning barren land in to a bustling metropolis by erecting houses, towering skyscrapers, shops, and entertainment venues all while taking their energy consumption into consideration. Build too fast and your grid will collapse. Rely on too much of one type of energy and your system will overload. The game includes a total of 68 levels to enjoy.

Build-a-lot 4: Power Source (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 64 ratings.

Universal:

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art ($1.99 → Free, 58.4 MB): Create ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically captivating with iOrnament. It’s ideal for those who aren’t necessarily artistic but love to create.

Anyone can be an artist with iOrnament. As you draw strokes on the screen, iOrnament repeats them according to rules of symmetry. You’re able to choose from 17 design groups and 10 colors, and customize the parameters of your pen via sliders. The app also includes unlimited undo and redo, the ability to change the symmetry type on the fly, classic ornament samples, zoom, and the ability to share your work via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

iOrnament: draw creative geometry art is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 716 ratings.

Orby Widgets – To Make Notification Center Even More Useful ($2.99 → Free, 6.7 MB): Orby will tell you everything you need to know about your iDevice right from within Notification Center. It’s a useful app for iOS 8 users who want to keep tabs on things like storage space and data usage.

The app now includes 10 different Notification Center widgets: Calculator, Memory, CPU, Storage, Battery, Share, Speed Call, Network, Network Addresses, and Runtime. To add any or all of the widgets, simply scroll all of the way down to the bottom of Notification Center and tap on the “Edit” button. You can arrange the widgets however you wish. Some of the widgets include customizable settings and colorful themes.

Orby Widgets – To Make Notification Center Even More Useful is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

Raildale – Railroad & Railway Building Game ($2.99 → Free, 13.4 MB): Send trains to the city that matches their color in Raildale. It’s ideal for fans of both puzzle and strategy games.

Raildale requires you to design intricate rail systems in order to connect cities. Simply drag your finger across the terrain to map out your rail system. Trains will depart from one city and head to another at random, and you have to make sure they’re going to their correct destinations by controlling switches and lights. Trains will break down and new cities will appear, so you’ll have to stay on your toes. Keep in mind that you have a limited amount of cash to build your rails with. The game includes iCloud synchronization, so you can play on multiple iDevices without losing your progress.

Raildale – Railroad & Railway Building Game is available for free today only (04/20). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

iPad:

Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 216.1 MB): Invest in green energy and make your cities grow in this strategy game. It’s ideal for fans of games like Sim City.

Building a rich and prosperous city deals with more than just real estate and construction supplies. In Build-a-lot 4, you’ll have to take energy resources into consideration in order to make your city glow. As you make your way through the four big campaigns you’ll be tasked with turning barren land in to a bustling metropolis by erecting houses, towering skyscrapers, shops, and entertainment venues all while taking their energy consumption into consideration. Build too fast and your grid will collapse. Rely on too much of one type of energy and your system will overload. The game includes a total of 68 levels to enjoy.

Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 234 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
Build-a-lot 4: Power Source (Full)
Build-a-lot 4: Power Source (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
iOrnament: draw creative geometry art
iOrnament: draw creative geometry art
science-to-touch
Free
Orby Widgets - To Make Notification Center Even More Useful
Orby Widgets - To Make Notification Center Even More Useful
Monis Manzoor
Free
Raildale - Railroad & Railway Building Game
Raildale - Railroad & Railway Building Game
Anton Zherdev
Free
Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD (Full)
Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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