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Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.
App of the Week
Waypoint – Group GPS [Free]
It’s music festival season, which means that a lot of us will be spending time standing around in fields trying to find our friends. As is so often the case, there’s an app for that. Waypoint is a GPS app that lets you keep tabs on a group of buddies using aerial maps. You can even coordinate with your friends when there’s no signal, courtesy of a unique peer to peer network technology that will use other Waypoint users to spread the word. The more popular Waypoint becomes, the better this feature will work.
Game of the Week
Dota Underlords [Free]
Here’s a turn up for the books – a brand new mobile game from Valve, the legendary developer of the Half-life and Portal series, not to mention the creator of the Steam online games platform. Dota Underlords is a so-called ‘auto chess’ game, which involves an intriguing combination of boardgame positioning, MOBA-like scrapping, and good old card battling. Even more excitingly, it’s got cross-platform support, so you can bash PC players from the comfort of your iPhone.
App Store Classic
Day One Journal [Free or $4/month Premium tier]
Day One Journal is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best journaling app on the App Store. Don’t let its clean and intuitive interface fool you – this one takes the process of recording your daily thoughts to the next level. You’ve got location-based reminders, audio recordings, maps that track your movements, a comprehensive timeline, and much more. It’s also free to use on a single device, which is a brilliant provision.