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
SunSmart Global UV [Free]
The UN – together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Meteorological Organization – has launched a new health app that highlights time slots when sun protection is required in your location, utilizing data from the weather and UV measuring stations of individual countries.
Game of the Week
Hero Emblems II [$6.99/£5.99]
Hero Emblems II is the follow-up to a well-received 2015 match-three RPG, offering more satisfying puzzle-driven combat. There’s an enhanced animation-inflected art style this time around, but the core gameplay is otherwise very familiar. With no pesky IAPs to worry about, this is a welcome callback to the meaty action-puzzlers of old.
App Store Classic
If using the usual e-commerce suspects like Amazon and eBay is getting you down, don’t forget about Etsy. This established service has elements of both of those aforementioned giants, but with a particular emphasis on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. Use the polished app to discover unique items and chat directly with shop owners, then shop with full order tracking and secure payments.