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
There are weather apps, and then there are weather apps like SatSquatch. This hardcore effort is aimed at “weather professionals and enthusiasts”, and provides such avid meteorologists with detailed imagery from the GOES weather satellites. These include advanced formats like true-color and visible/infrared composite layers. A monthly SatSquatch Pro subscription will overlay information such as temperature, dewpoint, or derived quantities such as convective available potential energy. Like we said: it’s hardcore. And also kind of beautiful.
Game of the Week
Levelhead – Platform Maker [$7/£7]
Anyone who’s ever played one of Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker games will know all about the joys of building their own 2D platformer paradise. In Levelhead, developer Butterscotch Shenanigans has made a surprisingly accomplished fist of bringing the formula to mobile. With the core premise of having your little robot deliver a package, Levelhead lets you run wild with a suite of level-building tools. You can then share your creations with others, who might well be playing on PC or console.
App Store Classic
Two things have changed for a lot us: we’re shopping a lot more from home, quite possibly on our phones, and we have a lot less money to spend. It’s times like these that make us turn back to Groupon for a little app-based help. The daddy of online coupon apps helps you find and apply local deals across a whole bunch of online products, from restaurants (handy for isolation-friendly takeouts) to services and travel (admittedly not a massive concern right now, but still).