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May 22, 2021
Top headlines this week:
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Welcome to the 381st edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from a very busy week:

New apps and games this week:

Pokadota

Price: Free / Varies

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Pokadota is an interesting camera app. It tries to bridge the gap between the days when you took photos and couldn’t see the results in print. Basically, you purchase a roll of virtual film. As you take pictures, the app sends them out and deletes them off of your phone. From there, the company prints them and sends them to you. Thus, you recreate the experience of taking pictures with a disposable camera. It’s a neat concept, albeit a bit niche. The app should work well with photography fans.

Tender: Creature Comforts

Price: $3.99

Tender: Creature Comforts is a narrative dating sim. It explores the theme of rejection in our swipe culture in regards to apps like Tinder. Players sign up for a virtual dating app, go through profiles, and try to find themselves a date. You can schedule dates, explore a bunch of branching storylines, and more. It’s something a little bit different in the dating sim lineup and it’s definitely memorable for it. Plus, we like that it’s a premium game with no in-app purchases to ruin things.

BFG OnTrail

Price: $35.99 per year

BFG OnTrail is a trail map app from BFGoodrich. The app has public trail information along with trails added by the app’s community. Between the maps and the social elements, it’s something quite nice for the offroad hiking community. Some other features include weather conditions, a built-in inclinometer with real-time pitch and roll, and you can add photos and videos to the app to view later. It’s definitely for the adventurous type. Our only problem with the app is that you basically have to pay for the yearly subscription to try out any of the features. We would’ve appreciated a trial or something first.

King’s Choice

Price: Free to play

King’s Choice is a simulation game mixed with a dating sim. You play the role of a king (or queen) while you handle the government, go on dates, raise your heirs, and do a bunch of other things. There is a light combat element along with an online PvP for a bit of variety. However, by and large, the game is about building yourself a little harem and ruling your kingdom. Those who enjoy dating sims and also regular sims may enjoy this one. However, those who don’t enjoy dating sims may find those elements too heavy.

SecureMe

Price: Free

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SecureMe is a security app and pseudo permission manage. The app works as a basic launcher of sorts. You open it, select the app you wan to use, and then use it. The app enables all permissions for the app at the time you open it and then disables all of the permissions when you’re done. It’s a nice way to manage your apps to make sure they don’t have permissions running in the background. Android 12’s privacy dashboard covers this same use case nicely, but until then, an app like this is helpful.


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