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Fresh Android Apps for Feb. 10: WindFreak, My Railway, World Cup Table Tennis

by Ian Black

Blow me down! Even weather apps can be specialized, check out WindFreak if you doubt it.

In today’s fresh games, try My Railway to roll your own train system and World Cup Table Tennis for pro-level ping-pong competition.

WindFreak (Free)

For extreme wind sport enthusiasts, general weather apps aren’t specific enough to be useful. This app comes especially designed for surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, sailors and others. Store your favorite spot then use the home screen widget to get a four-day forecast of wind conditions. If winds prevail, share the news with friends over social media with just a couple of taps.

The developer claims new features – including webcams and high-resolution WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) models – are coming soon. A pay version of the app adds the ability to store 15 favorite spots and other features.

My Railway (Free)

Train nerds unite! You know who you are. Have you taken over a living room or basement with your own model railroad? Do you visit train graveyards on weekends? Do you wear an engineer’s hat instead of baseball cap? Get this app!

In it, you’ll build your own railway system from the ground up including laying the tracks between cities and factories, loading trains with cargo, hiring your friends as engineers and more. Complete daily missions and earn bonuses that you can use to customize your trains and railroad.

World Cup Table Tennis (Free)

Realistic table tennis on a mobile device? You bet. This top-ranked iPhone arrives on Android ready to ping your pong. Choose from two different paddles, each with their own power and spin capabilities and unlock more as you go. Play in tournaments and battle your way into the finals to get the gold trophy. Draw your friends into the fun over Facebook and through email.

If you purchase the pay version, you’ll get more paddles, a career mode as a pro table tennis athlete, and real-time multiplayer matches against others over the same device.