Welcome to AppSales 5.0! icon


Welcome to AppSales 5.0!


Hello and welcome to a brand new version of AppSales, your new favorite place to discover the latest and best Apps on Sale.
We’ve been working very hard the last few months to complete this update so there is a lot to talk about. The following text should give you an overview about the most important changes, but you can also join us on Google+ or send us an email if there’s something else you want to know or talk about.

What’s new in AppSales 5.0 (tl;dr):
• Modern material design
• New ‘Latest Discount’ section available in the sidebar
• Extended price history (360 days) for Premium-User
• Search functionality
• Improved sale detection
• Support for regional sales
• Google login instead of Google+

# Latest Discounts
There’s a new section on the left sidebar called ‘Latest Discounts’ which displays unfiltered list of the most recent discounts.

True to our motto “The best Apps on Sale” there has always been a small manual review process before a discount appears on our list of sales. This of course means that there is always a delay before sales get published and some of them are simply not published at all for various reasons (e.g. bad quality or rating, a ‘unstable’ price history or simply lack of interest from our users indicated by a low watch count).

Now you can discover the latest discounts before they appear in our sale list and regardless of our decision to publish them. You can also help us with our review process using the ‘like’ function if it’s a great sale or report if the discount is not available in your country.

# Support for regional sales
Our new backend allows us to publish regional sales like the weekly app-deals that are only available in a handful of countries. Spotting a regional discount besides the weekly sales is still nearly impossible for us so we have to rely on your feedback which you can provide by contacting us or through the report function if a app is already listed in the latest discount section.

# Premium
We’ve reduced the annual price of our premium subscription to $1.99 and added features like a extended price history and additional categories. Ongoing costs for our infrastructure and development for the project still prevent us from switching to a one-time payment.

The new price won’t get applied to existing subscriptions. If you have one you need to cancel it and subscribe to our new premium subscription once your old subscription has expired to get the new price. Don’t worry, all Premium Features will be available until the end of your previous subscription period if you cancel it.

# Ads / Promoted Apps
The banner on the bottom ot the screen has been removed but Interstitials still show up at a low frequency. Promoted apps are also making a return depending on your location. Feel free to give those apps a try if they look interesting to you to support our project.

We're well aware that most of you don't get excited about those things but they help us to keep the project running. Oh and don’t forget that you can get rid of them with our Premium Upgrade ;-)

# Translations
English, German and Polish translations are currently available. There have been a lot of changes so we couldn't use the previous translations but we’ll try to reactivate our project at crowdin once things have settled.

# Final words
Completing this update has been a lot of work because we had to basically rewrite the app from scratch. Our backend which provides the data to our app also received a complete makeover and is now running on a different infrastructure to withstand traffic / usage spikes a lot better than our previous system (fingers crossed). All those changes make it very likely that small adjustments during the next few days / weeks will be required until everything works as it should, so please be patient if there’s a small downtime or a bugfix update becomes available which doesn’t add any new features.

There’s a lot more and we also have more things planned for the future which couldn't be done with our old system. If you want to support the project then feel free to leave us a rating / comment on the Play Store, tell your friends and family about AppSales, subscribe to our Premium Upgrade or give those promoted apps a try if they look somehow interesting to you so we can continue working on the project. We’ll also appreciate it if you give us credit when using sales from our site on your blog or social media site.

Last but not least we want to thank everyone that has contributed (directly or indirectly) to the project. This also includes devs which provided us information about their sales, users that have subscribed to our premium upgrade, reported sales or bugs, suggested new features or helped us with the translation. And of course a big thanks thanks to everyone that has used AppSales despite the lack of news and updates for such a long time.

THANK YOU and enjoy the new version!
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