June 21, 2011
Summer is finally here! Whether it be the long awaited hot sunny weather or vacation time coming up, your smartphone pulls through as usual giving you the best apps to make it a great summer. Here are a few of our favorites to make summer even better than you thought it could be!
Trails – iPhone, iPad (FREE)
If you want to take advantage of this warm summer weather by doing something outdoors and active, Trails is the app for you. It provides close range hiking trails, as well as a virtual compass to help navigate directions and an on-the-go guide so you never get lost. Get the app for FREE in the App Store.
Summer Games 3D – iPhone, iPad, Android ($0.99)
Bummed you have to wait one more summer for the Olympics? If so, Summer Games 3D app can be your Olympic fix or just a fun game to pass away long summer days. The app provides 20 different olympic events in high quality resolution and even has a 2 player option! Get the app for $0.99 in the App Store or in the Android Market.
Mixology – iPhone, iPad (FREE)
The hot weather and long days are the perfect excuse to have summer kickbacks, and the Mixology app aids in making them a little more fun. This app provides thousands of cocktail recipes which are easy to search for by ingredients at hand. Mixology is the ultimate drink recipe and bartending guide. Get the app for FREE in the App Store.
Kindle – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, and with your smartphone you can do it no matter where you are. Kindle gives you access to over 950,000 books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. So whether your strolling in a park or on the beach, your favorite books will be at your finger tips. Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
Trip Advisor – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
When you think summer you automatically think vacation, and for that reason Trip Advisor can be your best friend. Whether its flights, hotels, restaurants, or activities, the trip advisor app will provide you with reviews to optimize your selection. Even better on the go to give you contact information and directions to your destination.Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
GasBuddy – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
All that summer traveling gets a bit pricey, but with the GasBuddy app you’ll at least never have to overpay for gas! Find the cheapest gas on the go – for free! In one click, locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. Never overpay for gas again.Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
WebMD – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
On the go, the WebMD app is always a handy tool to have on you in case of an emergency. WebMD helps you with your decision-making and health improvement efforts by providing mobile access 24/7 to mobile-optimized health information. Its especially helpful with providing you with local health listings in your area. Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
Good Food Near You – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
GoodFoodNearYou helps you find the best food options at the most common restaurants near you. In one simple search, you get instant access to the menus and nutrition information for popular casual dining restaurants, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores near your location. Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
iBBQ – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
I think the best part of summer has to be backyard BBQ’s! The iBBQ app provides you with a range of BBQ recipes as well as handy videos to get the most out of your BBQ-ing experience. Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.
Oovoo – iPhone, iPad, Android (FREE)
Need to keep in touch with your friends and family while you travel? The Oovoo app does just that giving you the opportunity to video chat directly from your smartphone. You can even have a group video chat to keep in touch with everyone at once or use Oovoo credit to avoid those expensive international calls.Get the app for FREE in the App Store or in the Android Market.