You can’t always find the Android app you need in the Google Play store. If you’re struggling to find that one APK file you just have to have, there is a Google Search hack that makes it a bit easier.
inurl:”appname” -htm -asp -html -php -shtml filetype:apk
Replace “appname” with the name of the app you are looking for, and use the search string in Google. Here is an example for finding “The Weather Channel” app.
If you choose to install an APK file using this method, be sure to evaluate the site that is hosting it. There are many virus and malware infested APK files out there, so be careful and know what you’re doing before downloading and installing any APK app file to your Android device.