Tech Thursday: Best new (free) Android apps for August

Tech Thursday: Best new (free) Android apps for August

Summer’s now about halfway through, but before the month of August ends, here’s a short list of some of the latest Android apps that you should check out this month. Take note that all of the items on the list are NOT new versions or updates, were freshly released just a few weeks ago, and, most importantly, are completely free!

Atomas

Interactive learning, game mechanics-wise, is a staple element of touchscreen games. This one uses the exact same formula, with a chemistry twist. Its basic gameplay lets users combine similar elements to create heavier ones, all while preventing the entire circle from being completely filled. Combine Hydrogen to create Helium, then Helium to create Lithium, and so on. You can do combos to multiply your score and to significantly decrease the number of atoms inside the circle, and there are even special power-ups that you can use to keep your game up.

Oh, don’t worry, you absolutely don’t need any technical knowledge of chemistry to play this. In fact, it’s a very fun, simple, and easy way to memorize the atomic numbers of elements. Just keep in mind to save that free once-a-day supply of anti-matter particles whenever possible.

Atomas

Stuntman Stuart

If you’re into survival, play-for-as-long-as-you-can traditional games, then Stuntman Stuart may be the newest casual option for you. You play as a stuntman going down (endlessly) a building on a stormy night scene. Earn more “cash” by going past obstacles as you go down, and if you eventually fail, the next stunt guy will be ready to re-enact the scene.

Before starting the game, the app will require you to briefly sign in to your active Google account. There’s the option to cancel the sign-in, but it will remind you to sign in constantly, before and after every round, which can be quite annoying,

Stuntman Stuart

DragonBall Z Dokkan Battle

Okay, so the Japanese version may have been out for quite a while, but it’s only recently that it had an official English version release. No, this isn’t your typical Dragon Ball Z fighting-type game. The mechanics are simpler overall, but the rules can be quite complex. There isn’t much voice acting, unfortunately, but the sheer simplicity combined with the dazzling combinations of the same effects makes it very addicting for casual, short-minute plays.

The story is presented in colored manga-style frames, making it seem like you’re reading off a comic book. This includes special attacks and speed combos in the bouts themselves, which can be pretty nice to watch for the first time. Definitely recommended for fans of the franchise.

DragonBall Z Dokkan Battle

WifiMapper

Need a quick WiFi hotspot? Don’t worry, because WifiMapper will find the nearest one for you. Sure, it’s not like it’s the only Wifi Search app out there, but this one does it a bit quicker and easier with its very simple interface. You can even provide confirmation on the info provided on a specific WiFi hotspot to update its online database daily.

With over 650 million hotspots from around the world archived, we’re pretty sure it can find a nearby free WiFi hotspot that you can stroll to leisurely. Unless, of course, you’re a penguin on some officially uninhabited continent, in which case you’ll probably need a completely different app for it.

WifiMapper

Christian Crisostomo

Christian Crisostomo

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Christian Crisostomo is the passionate tech researcher, a type of junkie that always wants to know the latest developments and trends in technology and consumer tech. No matter if it's a new breakthrough or announcement, whether it is fresh in the East or West, it is always all eyes and ears for him.
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