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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Backgammon, Herotime, River Data and More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Backgammon, Herotime, River Data and More

App Bargain Bin
August 28, 2017

Play a game of Backgammon, time multiple athletes at once, and review river data 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:

Funnel ($4.99 → Free, 22.2 MB): Find out what’s going on in the world with Funnel. Those who are short on time.

Funnel provides an overview of what’s happening all around the world. You’re able to choose from seven news sources including BBC, NPR, VOA, and CBC. Funnel will then provide you with hourly audio news summaries that can be played in the background. The app is also able to send notifications when new content is available.

Funnel is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 400 ratings.

Herotime: Smart Multi Stopwatch ($1.99 → Free, 41.3 MB): Time several athletes at once with Herotime. Coaches and teachers.

Herotime was designed to be used without looking at the screen. You’ll first want to set up your athletes and put them in whatever order you deem fit. Then select the participating athletes and start the timer. Herotime allows you to record times and splits for all of your athletes with a tap. The information can be sorted in various ways, stored locally, and exported to your favorite cloud service or as a CSV.

Herotime: Smart Multi Stopwatch is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Universal:

Backgammon Premium – Multiplayer Online Board Game ($1.99 → Free, 80.1 MB): A digital version of Backgammon from the same team that brought Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Spite and Malice, and Hearts to the App Store. Anyone looking to play a game of Backgammon while on the go.

This is our favorite version of Backgammon in the App Store due to its massive online community. It’s always more fun to play with others, right? You’re able to play turn-based or live games of Backgammon via Game Center. You can choose to play with a friend or see how your skills match up against other players all over the world. The cool part is, you don’t have to sit around and wait to be matched up. You can actually hone your skills against intelligent AI opponents in single player games while you wait for a match to be found.

Backgammon Premium – Multiplayer Online Board Game is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9624 ratings.

Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade ($5.99 → Free, 43.9 MB): Your children can work on their addition and subtraction skills with this educational game. Parents and teachers with children ages five through eight.

Addition and Subtraction Flashcard Match Games creates a fun environment for your child to practice addition and subtraction in with its eye-popping visuals and positive encouragement. Your child can work on matching problems to their answers or matching problems to other problems. The difficulty can be adjusted by changing the number range and by showing the cards or keeping them face down. The game also includes a bubble popping reward after each round.

Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

River Data ($1.99 → Free, 6.3 MB): Know what’s going on in the rivers around you with River Data. Fisherman, scientists, kayakers, and other river enthusiasts.

River Data is the ultimate river monitoring app. It includes updated river data from 14,000 USGS water monitoring sites. Sites can be browsed and searched through by state, name, or location on a map. You’re able to view yearly historical peak steam flow for sites, receive driving directions, share gauge data, store sites as favorites for quick access, and receive alerts.

River Data is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 50 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
Herotime: Smart Multi Stopwatch
Herotime: Smart Multi Stopwatch
blue media labs GmbH
Free
Funnel
Funnel
Mathias Nilles
Free
Backgammon Premium - Multiplayer Online Board Game
Backgammon Premium - Multiplayer Online Board Game
Trivial Technology
Free
Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade
Addition and Subtraction Math Flashcard Match Games for Kids in 1st and 2nd Grade
Eggroll Games LLC
Free
River Data
River Data
Fizzy Artwerks

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