App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include several new games to help you get through the long weekend.


Modern Combat 5 – ($3.99 $0.99) – a console-quality shooter with sharp graphics, in-depth gameplay and online multiplayer support. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

IM+ Pro7 – ($4.99 $0.99) – a powerful, universal communications app that lets you chat using text, Facebook, Yahoo!, AIM, GTalk and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor – ($1.99 free) – this app measures your heart rate using the iSight camera on your iOS device, and then allows you to track it over time. Download for iPhone here.

Giflay – ($0.99 free) – a powerful GIF manager that allows you to share GIFs, create passcode/Touch ID-protected GIF albums, and more. Download it for iPhone and iPad here.

Dayli – ($2.99 $0.99) – this app allows you to take pictures everyday and turn them into an awesome time lapse video, essentially creating a photo journal of your life. Download for iPhone here.

Workflow – ($4.99 $2.99) – a powerful automation app that allows you to create and custom macros on your iOS device using over 200 actions. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

TextGrabber + Translator – ($9.99 $1.99) – easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text from virtually any printed material. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

VocaLive – ($19.99 $4.99) – provides singers and vocalists with a suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects along with a capable recorder for studio-quality sound in a portable package. Download iPhone here.

Circuits – ($0.99 free) – a musical-based puzzle game in which players must piece together the different parts of a song. Download for iPad here.

Apps still on sale


Fleksy – ($0.99) – the fun, customizable iOS 8 keyboard was updated today with iCloud sync, new themes, new features and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Nike+ Fuel – (free) – Nike updated their FuelBand app today with HealthKit integration, meaning you no longer need a FuelBand device to use the app, and several new features. Download for iPhone here.

Foursquare – (free) – the popular location check-in app was updated today with a new iOS 8 widget, and the ability to make recommendations without an account. Download for iPhone here.


Darkroom – (free) – a quick, powerful, well-designed photo editor that gives you complete creative control. Download for iPhone here.

Tank Operations: European Campaign – ($8.99) – a turn-based, tactical wargame featuring a dozen nail-biting historical scenarios set on the diverse battlefields of World War II. Download it for iPad here.

Gang Nations – (free) – a stunning blend of tower defence and combat strategy set in a unique urban environment. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Flashout 2S – (free) – the sequel to the highly-acclaimed anti-gravity racer FLASHOUT 3D in which you climb into a ultra-fast ship and shoot and race your way to victory. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Astro Hop – (free) – you play as Bob, an astronaut who loves to go for jogs around distant planets and asteroids. You must help him on his daily run, to see how far he can jog, whilst avoiding strange alien species. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Goats on a Bridge – ($1.99) – adapts the classic Norwegian fairy tale, Three Billy Goats Gruff, as an inventive new platformer that has players controlling not one, but two goats at the same time. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Lego Legends of Chima: Tribe Fighters – (free) – fight for the Protectors of Chima using the Lion or Crocodile tribe, or for the Ice Hunters using the Ice Bear or Saber-Tooth Tiger tribe in this new Lego title. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Turtle Up – (free) – you control the water in god-like ways by simply swiping the screen to create currents and carry your turtle through a wonderful world of water. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Popsky Keyboard – (free) – a lightweight, playful, and imaginative keyboard that helps you type faster and more accurately with GIFs, emoticons and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

As always, prices are subject to change, so don’t wait to take advantage of discounts. Also, be sure to let us know if we missed anything down in the comments section below.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    MC5 for $0.99 is worth a deal!!!
    I’m glad i waited. 😀 :p

  • Blake

    Digits is not free it’s $3.99