Monument Valley Stories December 2, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Monument Valley (iOS) goes free, TextExpander 5 (Mac) $22, Apple TV mounts, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

MoKo Apple Watch charging stand in black $5 or dual iPhone/Watch stand $12 (Orig. up to $30)

Monument Valley for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $4)

TextExpander 5 for Mac, award-winning productivity app now $22 (Orig. $45)

Mounts for the new Apple TV (4th gen) keep your HDTV setup looking super clean

Apple 12″ 256GB MacBook $1,100 (Reg. $1,299), 13″ 256GB Retina MacBook Pro (newest) $1,250 (Reg. $1,499), more

$100 iTunes Gift Card for $80 with email delivery from PayPal (20% off), more

Apple’s Amazing Apps & Games sale 50% off: Threes!, Transistor, PAC-MAN, Sworkit Pro, iTranslate Voice, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Caseology iPhone 6/s/Plus and Android Cases in a variety of styles/colors from $4 shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Anker USB Power Deals: 4-port 36W Wall Charger $14 (Reg. $20), 12W Car Charger w/ Lightning Cable $10 (Reg. $14), more

Free PS Plus Games for December: Far Cry 3, Gaunlet Slayer Edition, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for December: Thief, Adventures of Van Helsing, Sacred 3, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

MiTagg slims down its NuDock Mini for iPhone & Apple Watch plus adds USB-C

Unboxing and Review: Star Wars Battlefront limited edition PS4 is out of this galaxy [Video]

Monument Valley Stories January 19, 2015

If you write iOS apps and wonder how your earnings compare against those of other developers – or you have an idea for an app, and are wondering whether it’s worth pursuing – it can be tough to find any hard information. We hear occasional stories about hugely successful apps like Flappy Bird making hundreds of thousands of dollars per day, and we know there are some apps with literally zero downloads to their name, but what about the middle ground?

Jared Sinclair, developer of the RSS reader Unread, decided last year to share both his earnings from the app, and the lessons he’d learned along the way. It’s taken six months, but several other developers started the new year by following his example, with numbers and lessons shared for podcast player Overcast, graphical game Monument Valley and developer aid Dash …  expand full story

Monument Valley Stories December 8, 2014

Apple has announced its favorite apps, music, movies, TV shows and books of the year, with Elevate – Brain Training declared iPhone App of the Year while number puzzle game Threes! won iPhone Game of the Year.

For the iPad, ‘desktop-class’ image editor Pixelmator took the top slot, with the gorgeous Monument Valley winning best game. Both Threes! and Monument Valley previously won Apple Design Awards at WWDC back in June …  expand full story

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