Microsoft made it easier than ever to keep up with their Windows Store deals by offering up the nifty Deals Hub app for Windows 10. If you're smart, you'll remember to check the app occasionally to see what apps, games, and media are available on sale. Right now, for example, the Deals Hub lists this week's Red Stripe deals, which start on Thursdays and run for a week.
Right now, two apps and three games are listed, which we'll go ahead and highlight here for your conveniences.
First up is MeteoEarth, a Windows 10 PC weather app that aims to provide a visually pleasing rendition of the weather for locations around the world.
Adapted from a professional weather broadcast tool used by TV presenters around the world, MeteoEarth truly brings the weather to life using high-end gaming technology and extraordinary graphics.
This interactive app never fails to amaze and impress as you home in on a rain front moving over Europe and then smoothly move about to show cloud cover, wind streams, rain or snow heading for the Rocky Mountains. You can really show off with MeteoEarth.
Choose the MeteoEarth Premium option for extended five day forecasts and full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers Premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro.
MeteoEarth is normally $3.99, but it's free for the next 14 days.
Snowboard Party 2
Snowboard Party 2 is a snowboarding game for Windows PCs and phones that looks to offer high-def 3D snowboarding action.
Skateboard Party 2 brings all the fun of skateboarding to your mobile device allowing you to ride in 8 completely unique locations. Jump on your board, learn new moves and improve your skateboarding skills to land sick combos.
Play with your friends using the new online multiplayer mode or challenge skaters from all over the world using the online leaderboards. Complete achievements, gain experience and upgrade your favorite skater. You can also customize your outfits, boards, trucks and wheels with real brands.
Normally $1.99, Snowboard Party 2 is only $.99 for the next 7 days.
Big Days of Our Lives Countdown Timer
Just as it sounds, Big Days of Our Lives Countdown Timer is, well, a Windows PC timer app for counting down to the big days of your life.
Good Feeling App: Begin each day with a good feeling >>> Open your Big Days Countdown, and look forward to the coming days of joy and happiness in your life!
“Big Days of Our Lives Countdown Timer” is the most powerful and reliable Countdown app: working for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT versions on PC and Tablets, and will surely become soon your favorite countdown. This full-featured countdown app provides a wide range of customization options to make it yours.
You can get this $1.99 app for only $.99 for the next 7 days.
Doodle Creatures HD
Create odd and curious creatures in this fun-looking puzzle game for Windows PCs, enjoyed by over 130,000,000 players around the world.
What happens if you combine an elephant with a flamingo? In Doodle Creatures you can find out as you create hundreds of fantastic and unique Creatures by combining different animals. Play Doctor and scan hundreds of animals DNA which allows you to combine different animal traits to create new Creatures. Take the speed of a cheetah and combine with flying ability of an eagle. Awesomeness awaits!
Along the way, build and upgrade your own genetic laboratory that gives you the power to build an even more spectacular Creature Universe of your imagination!
You'll normally pay $2.99 for the app, but can grab it for only $.99 for the next 7 days.
Spelling Mix 2
Finally, we have Spelling Mix 2, a fun educational Windows PC and phones game for helping kids learn how to spell.
Spelling Mix 2 is an educational app designed for language and literacy development at pre-school, nursery, school, and at home. It includes over 300 common english nouns in 8 different languages! To inspire and motivate the child we use the following three activities:
- ALPHABETICAL ORDER This exercise is for the children who are more advanced in reading and letter recognition. You can choose only letters to be sorted in alphabetical order, words and even words which starts the same. You can choose to show a section of the alphabet for assistance.
- CAR RACING The child then has to tap on the letters in the correct order to spell the word. When they find the right letter the barrier opens and the car can pass through. If they choose the wrong letter or are too slow the barrier closes and the car crashes! When the word is spelled, it will be transported away by a car.
- GUESS THE WORD This is a "hangman” exercise in which the child clicks on the letters to form a word.
You can get the game for only $.99, down from $2.99, for the next 7 days on Windows 10 devices only.
So, that's it for this week's Windows Store Red Stripe deals. Keep checking the Deals Hub, and WinBeta, to keep up with the best deals on awesome new apps, games, and media content.