Download these five new apps of the week: Alto’s Adventure hits Android and more

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Every week we traverse the various app stores to find a handful of solid apps we can recommend, and since it’s Valentine’s Day today, we’ve thrown in two apps that could help set the mood tonight. Check them out below.

Alto’s Adventure

The highly-praised endless snowboarding game is finally out on Android. Join Alto in his quest to save his llamas by snowboarding down mountains, doing mid-air tricks, grinding on flag lines or rooftops, and collecting coins or power ups. It’s not just the game that keeps you engaged — it’s the beautiful art style and visuals that make the game that much better.


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Here’s another app that has finally made its way to Android. Qapital is geared towards millennials, and it hopes to get them saving money by adding goals to their savings plans. The service offers an FDIC-insured savings account that can round up change on debit and credit card purchases, support a few apps through IFTTT, and the option to fine yourself from splurging on guilty pleasures. There are no fees or a minimum deposit, you just need to be a U.S. resident, 18 years old, and have a checking account.


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Serato Pyro

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you need some music to set the mood. Try Serato Pyro — it lines up tracks from your device or a Spotify Premium account to form a solid playlist. You can easily reorder these songs, and the app shines when it offers transition effects and mixes tracks. There are no silences between songs, either. The best part is that it has an algorithm that finds the perfect moment to start the next song, as the other ends. Pyro also has hand-picked playlists you can choose from, or you can use its Discovery tool to find music through Spotify.



Created by a team of scientists from UC Berkeley, this earthquake-sensing app isn’t exactly one you’ll be actively using. Instead, once you download it researchers hope to crowd-source data using a smartphone’s accelerometers, and create a networked seismograph by looking for any seismic signals coming through the phones the app is installed on. If it does pick up early signs of an earthquake, it can hopefully provide warnings before tremors occur. The phone has to be on a flat surface to pick up these seismic rumbles, though. An iOS version is in the works.

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WhoNow isn’t exactly a dating app in the traditional sense — you won’t be finding dates here. Rather, the app is a place where users can ask friends what they think about their dating life. You have to invite your own friends to the app, so you don’t have to worry about random anonymous people following your private profile. You can share pictures privately, make comments, share a location, make polls, and get anonymous feedback from your invited friends.


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Photograph your meal with the Foodvisor app for caloric, nutritional estimates

Many of us understand the importance of a healthy diet, but counting calories and diving into nutritional data is a lot of work. The Foodvisor app for Android or iOS gives you a calorific and nutritional breakdown of your food from a photo.

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