Home Widget, Playdate Calendar, Juked and other apps to check out this weekend

Welcome back to another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some great picks for you, including a widget maker for Home Kit devices, a game release calendar and an app for esports fans. And as always, we’ve selected a great new game for you to check out.

Home Widget for HomeKit

Whether you own one HomeKit-friendly smart device, or several, this app is for you. Home Widget enables you to interact with your entire HK universe, right from the Home Screen of your iPhone or iPad. It supports accessories, scenes, sensors and even cameras—you can open a live feed with just a quick tap on the widget. Tons of customization and possibilities here.

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Playdate Calendar

Gamers who need help keeping track of when new releases are dropping, meet Playdate. The app tells you when new games are coming out with developers, genres, descriptions and even trailers. It can see up to 6 months out and it supports all the major platforms (including iPhone, Stadia and Linux). The app is actually made by the same dev of the old Playdate website.

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Juked Esports

And here’s one more for the gamers—Juked Esports. It’s an app that makes it super easy and fun to follow your favorite esports games and interact with fellow fans. Features include up-to-date news, scores and schedules, as well as in-app Twitch and YouTube streams. Create a profile, start conversations and build a following.

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Looking for your next word game fix? Letterfall is a fast-paced and challenging word game that will push your reflexes and vocabulary skills to the limit. It’s kind of like a cross between word search and Tetris. You must spell words from the falling letter tiles to get as many points as you can before the letters reach the top.

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