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 some solid updates to PayPal and MLB At Bat, and a range of deals on apps and games.


Sky Guide – ($1.99 free) – a star and constellation guide that automatically aligns itself when you hold your device up to the sky. There may be many apps like it, but none of them are more beautiful or easy to use. To get Sky Guide for free for your iPhone and iPad, follow the directions here.

Traps n’ Gemstones – ($4.99 $0.99) – an adventurous platform game, referred to as the “Metroidvania” genre. As a freelance archaeologist and expert on ancient explorations, you’ve been secretly called in to Egypt to help them solve a mystery regarding disappearing relics. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Orby Widgets – ($0.99 free) – add a variety of widgets to your device’s Notification Center including a calculator, app launcher, speed dialer, music sharing, and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Mayhem! – ($0.99 free) – frantic, frenzied 2D arcade game exclusive to iOS. Dodge lasers, sidestep mines and collect cash pickups in the Global Smash Hit Game Show: MAYHEM! Can you beat the clock to conquer all Zones, become the ultimate contestant, unlock Endless Mode and top the leaderboard? Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Star Drift – ($2.99 $0.99) – an exciting evolution of the horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. Inspired by classic arcade games, it features an original David Wise soundtrack, vibrant neon styled graphics, spectacular particle explosions and a deceptively easy to play, one-button control scheme. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Pumped BMX 2 – ($2.99 $0.99) – Ride your way through increasingly challenging levels while pulling off crazy trick combinations. 16 authentic BMX tricks can be combined for almost unlimited creativity. Includes a totally redesigned tutorial system so in just a few minutes anyone can be shredding like a pro. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Colorbs – ($1.99 free) –   a nice blend between “falling blocks” and “match-3” games. Move rows and match orbs in groups of three or more, then wait for new blocks coming from the top of the screen. Do not allow your orbs stack too high!  Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Previously mentioned deals still going on:

Updates At Bat – (free) – the popular pro baseball service updated its iOS app today with support for CarPlay, Apple’s in-car platform, embedded tweets, GIFs and photos and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

PayPal – (free) – eBay’s mobile payment service pushed out an update for iPhones today with support for Touch ID. You can now login to your account using just your fingerprint. Download for iPhone here.


Lara Croft: Relic Run – (free) – a new action adventure for nostalgic Lara Croft fans. When a shadowy conspiracy threatens the world, only Lara Croft is equipped to unearth the truth. Collect clues to uncover ancient relics. run, swing, drive, and swan dive your way through beautiful and challenging environments. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Remember that prices are subject to change at anytime, and be sure to let us know if we missed something big down in the comments below.

  • Orby Widgets is NOT free.

  • Xee

    Thanks for Sky Guide.

  • Iaverius

    orby widgets is not free in spain store. a pity ´cause it seems very useful. its been a mistake or will be free in a short period?

    • Melvco

      deals are found in the US App Store, because that is where we are and it would be tough to check for every country.

      Also, as noted in the post, prices are subject to change at anytime. Developers will often hold flash promotions to boost app sales, and we have no control over when those begin or end.