No such list or way to search for compatible apps. You will just have to look at the Requirements section for apps that interest them.
You can also make a suggestion to APple.
i have the same problem with my iphone 3g, that stopped updating with ios 4.2.1...
currently almost every app requires ios 4.3 or ios 5.0 or higher...
what do i do with my iphone that costed my about 500 euros 4 years ago? buying a new one it is not an option for me... should there not be lighter versions of every app?!?
I now own a used iphone 3g running ios 4.2.1, and I have encountered the same problem. So far, the only apps that I have found to be compatible with ios 4.2.1 are:
Angry Birds (game)
Infinite SMS (texting program)
RL Classic (bar code scanner)
Farlex Dictionary (general use dictionary)
I have found these apps by trial and error. These are the only ones that I have tried that didn't tell me I didn't have a new enough ios.
Maybe other people can add to this list.
I found many more compatible apps today. Here are some of the ones I found:
InfinityLite (like Space Invaders)
Checkers (Evertap version worked)
Touch4 (like Connect 4)
Solitare (Walkthrough Publications version worked)
ScrabbleBlast (similar to Scrabble)
Flashlight (turns your device into a flashlight)
Google Translate (helpful for foreign language homework)
I don't have any more time to look for apps, but I think you could find plenty of apps if you spent some time looking. I would greatly appreciate it if you would post the ones you found. I think many people might be interested in knowing what is still available for this older ios.
i have the same problem and have downloaded the apps on my ipod 2ng gen through trial and error:
spider monkey lite
fall down elemental
all kids games as i download for my younger siblings,
hope this is useful and hope to see more apps listed by other people too
Here are a few more:
Optime games--Spades Free, Hearts Free, Backgammon, Move it!, Hangman, FourFree (several others, but these were to ones that interested me). Do a search for Optime, and a list of all their games should come up. All I tried worked with 4.2.1
Free Wifi Locator (Universal Ideas)
Gin Rummy Free (Playhaven)
I hope people will keep adding to the list. I bought an older used iPod Touch a couple of days ago and was shocked how few apps are available.
So glad I stumbled across this!
Here's a few that I have:
Happy Feet Two
Shapes & Colours (Fisher Price)
Old McDonalds Farm
I also have the same problem
How to tell apple about this problem
I have deleted an old game accidentally which was already installed in my ipodtouch
I updated all my games in itunes (long back)
Now when i am trying to install that game from itunes it shows require newer version to run this game
"Can we get a particular game in an older version which will run in my ipod (i,e 2nd generation)?"
" Sorting of apps or games compatible to 2nd generation ipod touch in the store!!!"
Its becoming antic piece nowadays, please help / reply on the comments in "" above...
seriously my ipod is becoming useless when it comes to apps and games.