By Madison Matous
Monument Valley – $3.99 (App Store, Google Play, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone Store)
Visually stunning, Monument Valley raises the standards for mobile games. A silent princess is relying on you to guide her home through mazes of impossible architecture. Get lost in a world that does not abide by the rules of physics, and will have you thinking outside the box to find solutions.
Don’t let the price deter you from experiencing this groundbreaking game. The only thing you will be wishing once you begin your journey is that there were more levels to explore.
Dark Sky – $3.99 (App Store, Apple Watch)
Why listen to the weatherman’s wishy-washy forecast when you can have accurate weather reports at your fingertips. Dark Sky will bring you up to date forecasts that tell you exactly what to expect and when to expect it. This app is beautifully set up and easy to use. From detailed weather maps to graphs about everything from precipitation and temperature trends, this app has all the essential information that you need.
Warning: Some users have complained about inaccuracies within the app, please buy at your own discretion.
Runkeeper – Free, Can purchase add-ons (App Store, Google Play)
Whether you are an avid runner or you’re just trying to get in shape, this app is great for runners of every level. Runkeeper keeps track of workouts, can help you set and keep goals and even has plans to get you there.
The app comes with a multitude of features including: suggesting challenging, yet attainable goals. GPS tracking that can help you set up routes, and tell you your distance and pace. And a built-in DJ to keep you motivated. This app is free, but comes with in-app purchases to make your running experience even better.