bundles

Alongside iOS 8, the App Store received a number of improvements, including video previews and support for app bundles. And with yesterday’s release, several app bundles popped up in Apple’s digital storefront, so we’ve decided to roundup a few worth checking out.

To give you an idea of how this works, among our list is the Runtastic Cardio Pack, which includes 5 iPhone apps made by runtastic that are meant to track various fitness activities. Individually, these apps would cost you $16, but the bundle is just $8—a 50% savings.

  • Runtastic Cardio Pack – Runtastic is a popular name in the world of fitness apps, so if you’re in the market, this bundle deserves a look. It includes 5 apps: Runtastic Pro GPS, Runtastic Road Bike PRO GPS, Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor & Pulse Tracker PRO, Runtastic Pedometer Step Counter & Walking Tracker PRO, and Runtastic Altimeter PRO—each of which specializes in tracking a specific activity. Standalone app price is $15.95. Bundle price is $7.99.
  • Pixite Photo Kit – Pixite is the maker of several photo editing applications, may of which have been featured by Apple. This bundle includes 5 apps: Union, Matter, Fragment, Tangent and LoryStripes, and they each bring their own set of editing tools and special effects to the table. Standalone app price is $9.95. Bundle price is $7.99.
  • Ultimate Productivity Bundle by Readdle – Readdle is a highly regarded developer of mobile productivity tools, and it’s including 4 of its top apps is this bundle: PDF Expert 5, Printer Pro, Scanner Pro, and Calendars 5. This group of apps will have you printing, scanning, and organizing like a pro. Standalone app price is $26.96. Bundle price is $19.99.
  • Angry Birds: Ultimate Slingshot Bundle – Rovio’s staggeringly successful Angry Birds franchise really needs no introduction—these are some of the most popular mobile games of all time. Here is your chance to own 4 of the most successful games from the series: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Star Wars. Standalone app price is $3.96. Bundle price is $1.99.
  • FINAL FANTASY 6+1-in-One – Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series is another popular franchise, which developed quite the following on consoles. Its mobile ports of the fantasy role-playing games have received fairly positive feedback from fans, and this bundle includes 7 of them: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Standalone app price is $97.93. Bundle price is $69.99.
  • The EPOCH Bundle – Epoch and Epoch.2 are two post-apocalyptic robot combat games, well known for their intuitive touch controls and stunning graphics. They’ve garnered countless awards over the years, and are both included in this bundle. Standalone app price is $7.98. Bundle price is $5.99.
  • Modern Combat Pack – If you were to ask a group of iOS gamers to name some of the top FPS titles in the App Store, odds are that Gameloft’s Modern Combat would come up more often than not. And with console-quality graphics and movie-like story lines, it’s not hard to see why. This bundle includes the 3 most recent MC games: Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, and Modern Combat 5: Blackout. Standalone app price is $20.97. Bundle price is $9.99.
  • League of Evil Trilogy – League of Evil is an action platformer that tasks players with using a combination of jumping, double-jumping, air dashing, and wall climbing to make their way through increasingly-difficult levels. This bundle includes all 3 games from the franchise: League of Evil, League of Evil 2 and League of Evil 3. Standalone app price is $5.97. Bundle price is $3.99.
  • Productivity Widget Bundle by Avanio – Many of you probably haven’t heard of Avanio, but jailbreakers will certainly recognize the name of founder Alan Yip. Yip created ProWidgets and several other popular tweaks, and he’s used his skills to create 3 new widgets for iOS 8: Agenda+, Forecast+ and Paste+. The first helps you stay on top of your calendar events and reminders, the second is a beautiful weather widget, and the third is a powerful copy/paste tool. Standalone app price is $6.97. Bundle price is $4.99.

Note that if you already have an app included in a bundle, Apple offers the option to ‘Complete Your Bundle’ for a cheaper price like it does with other iTunes content. Also note that there are other bundles available, and you do not have to be on iOS 8 to purchase them.

  • Warmachine69

    I’m like Cody I like when apps are free for limited time

    • Abdullah Safdar

      Ahh! True. But it isn’t with only you…

  • App bundles cost way more than they should. For example:

    I have two out of the three apps in the Readdle productivity bundle and it’ll cost me more to “Complete My Bundle” than it would to just purchase the one app I don’t own:

    • Adam

      But if you haven’t bought any of those apps you are for sure saving money.

    • That’s because you got those two apps free or at a discount. Completing your bundle costs you full price minus the price you’ve already paid.

      • Then the algorithm should be updated to only charge you the price of the remaining app(s) if it is less than the cost worked out by the algorithm you’ve described…

      • You’re right.
        For the moment, you can just purchase what’s left, and manually complete the bundle. The bundle would be free if you have all the apps in it.

      • I don’t even need their printing app since I have an AirPrint printer (and an AirPort Extreme so even if my printer wasn’t AirPrint compatible the Apple router would make it) but if I did need this app that’s exactly what I’d do and hopefully Apple fixes this in the future…

      • fasih

        I agree with CC-Dog, That’s the way it works….

  • Does the play store have Bundles yet?

    • Ian Leon

      It looks like we have a feature that they don’t

    • Hyr3m

      Wow. iPhone users really live in a bubble…

      There have been android bundles for a while now… It’s yet another case of “09/14 – Dear iPhone user : Welcome to 2012!”.

      • Why so defensive it was merely a question, you babies are temperamental…

      • Hyr3m

        I was surprised more than defensive… Why the need to call me a baby ? Why so aggressive ? 😀

        And well.. I kinda took your comment and Ian’s as a whole… maybe it would’ve been more appropriate to reply to Ian’s comment instead of yours…

      • Being called a baby isn’t the worst thing in the world, Its pretty low on the name calling list if you asked me lol.

        Yes it would have been more appropriate for you to do so.. I honestly didn’t know and was curious. I googled “play store bundle” and “play store app bundle” but came up with nothing.

      • Hyr3m

        Smiley face says I didn’t take it seriously ^^

        I think it’s a misconception to think Android apps are all about the Play Store. Most apps on my M8 were installed through other means… So yeah, I don’t think there are any app bundles on the play store itself but there have been android app bundles (though probably mostly games) for a good while… Also, I have been playing bundle-bought Android games on my BlackBerry Z30 for at least a year 😀

  • Didn’t they say they were going to introduce free trial on ios 8?

    • fasih

      They did introduce video Previews… no free trial anywhere

  • Mike M. Powell

    I’ve seen this as well, so tempted to update, just waiting for someone to make a quick compose widget lol!! I know it’s coming xD

    • Warmachine69

      Its already here look up “launcher” in the app store

      • Mike M. Powell

        Thanks for the hook man I installed on my iPad 🙂

  • Domi

    Here’s something cool. If you buy the Modern Combat Bundle and you have already purchased MC 3 and 4 for their full price, then you get MC 5 for FREE by completing the Bundle.

    This actually works with other Bundles too sometimes, the Bundles are really in their first state, and Apple will eventually fix that sooner or later.

    It also wanted me to pay for a Bundle, of which i already own all apps.