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At the end of June, the popular platform AppShopper closed, which helped users of Apple devices, among other things, to keep an eye on the price development of apps. AppShopper also served as a search engine for apps that could be operated via the web browser. This made it possible to browse the catalog of iOS and iPadOS apps while sitting on a Mac or PC. Currently only "AppShopper has shut down. Please visit MacRumors for ongoing Apple news." to read. But there are AppShopper alternatives, and you can find it here.
There are several reasons given that the AppShopper platform was crushed. An important reason is probably that Apple has cut the commissions for app brokerage. Showing apps on a large scale is no longer worthwhile in monetary terms, but “only” for the added value that it creates for the reader. So, as we do it here in the blog.
Another reason given is the development of the price models from the one-time payment to the subscription model. This means that price monitoring is no longer a useful tool for many apps, because subscription prices rarely offer a discount or other promotion. This does not seem to bother other app directories and platforms for price monitoring so far.
An AppShopper alternative that you can take a look at is app ticker. For the German-language offer, you will find current deals from the iOS App Store directly on the homepage. Deals from the Mac App Store are also shown below. You can use the menu at the top of the page to discover top apps, app store offers and Mac offers individually. There is also a news offer from AppTicker, which revolves around Apple topics. Link to the website: here.
With AppSliced there is a more extensive, but English-language website for app deals, price reductions, recommendations and reviews. You will also find a search function on AppSliced to find individual apps or to search through categories. The most popular offers are displayed daily on the home page. There is also the option of creating an account to monitor apps and their prices or to be notified of promotions. Link to the website: here.
The third alternative to the AppShopper offer is not a website, but an app for your mobile Apple devices. With App List For iOS and iPadOS, you have the option to bookmark programs for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and also tvOS, to monitor their price development and to add them to a wish list. Apps can be added directly to the overview in the App List using the share function in the App Store - this makes memorizing and monitoring software offers even more convenient. Link to the app in the Apple App Store: here.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.