This Labor Day weekend, Google has been holding a $0.99 sale on apps in their Play Store. The sale is about to enter it’s final 24 hours, wrapping up on Labor Day, September 3rd. The sale isn’t across the board, but is a select 18 apps that were picked for an unknown reason, but it’s certainly a good group.
The sale list covers the gamete of app types – there are games, camera apps, utilities and productivity apps. All are regularly priced in the $1.99 to $3.99 range. Camera aficoanados will want to grab Vignette, one of the premier picture taking apps on the market, while gamers will rejoice at getting a deal on the likes of Gangstar Rio: City of Saints and Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. For those looking for an alternative to Google Calendar, you may want to check out Business Calendar.
My recommendation though, is an app that I picked up over a year ago – Star Chart. This is hands-down the best astronomy app available. It uses your handset’s GPS to locate itself, the clock for timing, compass to know the direction it’s pointing and the accelerometer to tell it’s angle. All of this information is translated in real-time to show the user a map of the sky in whatever direction the phone is pointed. Want to know what that particularly bright point of light is? Open Star Chart and point your phone at it and it will display the object and it’s name.
To view all of the deals just visit the End of Summer Sale section in the Google Play Store.