Published on February 20, 2014
60 Apps in 60 Minutes Cherry Hill Public Library Melissa Brisbin
There are a lot of apps! Apple Android Amazon Over 1 million apps Over 1 million apps 100,000+ apps 5.1 million revenue/day 1.1 million revenue/day N/A $999 price cap $200 price cap N/A Android’s lead over iOS is 50.6 percent to 43.9 percent in the U.S. Image Credit: http://tiny.cc/h9t7kw
What are apps? • It is an abbreviation for application. Software designed to run on mobile devices. • They run on a smart phone or tablet. • Apps can be technically limited by device. • There are several markets available to download apps, such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play (Android), or Windows Phone’s Windows Marketplace. It is all based on the device being used. Information Credit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/what-are-apps
Native vs Web apps • Native Apps: Designed to run on a device’s specific operating system, such as iOS (ObjectiveC) or Android (Java) • Web Apps: Browser applications that can run on a web-capable device. Websites that are mobile friendly. • Universal Apps: Designed to run on both phones and tablets, i.e. Angry Birds vs Angry Birds HD • Container Apps: Apps that are free to download, and contain limited free content, but also have inapp
App Markets Apple Android Amazon Over 1 million apps Over 1 million apps 100,000+ apps 5.1 million revenue/day 1.1 million revenue/day N/A $999 price cap $200 price cap N/A
App Information All Apps Are FREE, unless otherwise noted!
How to find an app
Apple Awards for 2013 Image and Information Credit: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-announces-best-iPhone-iPad-apps-and-games-of-2012_id37678
Apple Awards for 2013 Image & Informational Credits: http://mashable.com/2013/12/17/top-iphone-apps-2013/ 8
Apple App of the Year 2013 Duolingo • Apple’s 2013 App of the Year! • Learn French, Spanish, Italian, English Portuguese and German for free • Turns learning 9
Android Top Games & Apps of 2013 •Knights & Dragons (Free) Most addictive game •The Hobbit: Kingdoms (Free) •Movies by Flixster (Free) Best app for booking/buying •Ingress (Free) Top Game •NewsHog: Google News & Weather (Free) •Bejeweled Blitz (Free) •Duolingo: Learn Language Free •YouTube (Free) Best Google App •Samurai Siege (Free) Favorite Game •SwiftKey Keyboard ($3.99)
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Travel WiFi Finder •650,000 locations in 144 By JiWire countries •Locates free and paid for spots •Download locations offline to retrieve later •Uses your GPS location to find places closest to you Image Credits https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-wi-fi-finder/id307217005?mt=8 .
Travel Over 70 million+ users Receive ETA for your destinations Community-generated live maps with real-time traffic updates while driving with app open Voice generated directions Waze Users can report traffic delays, accidents, road alerts, hazardous driving, or police activity Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-social-gps-maps-traffic/id323229106?mt=8
Travel Hipmunk •50 Best Travel Apps by Time •Book hotel and flights •Use the Agony sort: look at durations, layovers and cost •Read Tripadvisor reviews Image & Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hipmunk-hotels-flights/id419950680?mt=8
Travel Smart Ride • One of time.com’s “Best iPhone App” 2012 • Find real-time bus and train arrivals/departures from around the world • Share itinerary with others • Find transit routes near you •Supports NJ PATH, PATCO, NJ TRASNIT Image & Informational Credit : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-ride/id389471914?mt=8
Travel Weather Underground • Over 33,000+ local weather stations •Crowdsourced up-to-date information • Includes weather forecast around the world • Interactive maps • Sky Reports: us to see if what you’re seeing is accurate. Report inconsistencies •Free Push notifications for Image & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-underground/id486154808?mt=8 severe weather
Travel Yahoo! Weather • • • • Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo!-weather/id628677149?mt=8 Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013 Interactiv e maps Sunrise/S unset times Photos that match 16
Dining Foodspotting • Enable geo-location to find restaurants in your area • Take pictures of dishes to share with others • Use guides to find compiled restaurant reviews • Like others’ photos and combine with social networks Image & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foodspotting/id350727118?mt=8
Dining Discover restaurants based on location, hours of operation, price, and cuisine, i.e. Chinese or pizza • Use the Shake option to find a place to dine based on cuisine, location, or price • Urbanspoon • Results listed by positive rankings and include restaurant info and social networking outlets Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/urbanspoon/id284708449?mt=8
Dining OpenTable • Find restaurants with pictures others have taken by using geo location • Find a place to dine and make a reservation • Restaurant reviews, price ratings, and mapping • Filter your results based on time, price, points, cuisine, and/or location • Keep track of places where you have dined • Receive redeemable points for future dining Image & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opentable/id296581815?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
Dining Ness • App Store Best of 2012”/Editor's Choice in 2013 • Personalized restaurant recommendations • App learns the places you like, don’t like as you rate and save • Similar to Netflix or Pandora, but for dining • 6.5 million reviews by users Image Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/great-food-nearby-ness/id454869181?mt=8
Dining Locavore • Find farmer’s markets and farms in your area based on your location • Link to addresses and phone numbers and link to a business’ profile page • Maps and directions included • Discover what fruits and vegetables are in season right now • Seasonable recipes • Link to FB Image & Informational credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locavore/id306140158?mt=8
Dining Fooducate container app • Best iPhone Health & Fitness App; 1st Prize by US Surgeon General Healthy App Challenge • Scan a barcode to learn about the good and bad of a product, along with receiving healthier alternatives • Decipher labels, such as true serving sizes or contentious food colorings • Create shopping lists •Submit new products to be evaluated Image and Information Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fooducate.nutritionapp&hl=en; https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fooducate-healthy-food-diet/id398436747?mt=8
Additonal Food Apps • Allrecipes: 1,000s of recipes—Also available for Kindle Tablets • Real Simple Recipes: Search by ingredients and cooking time, i.e. 20, 30, or 40 minutes, available for Kindle Tablets • Whole Foods: Recipes by dietary requirements, shopping lists, etc • Zagat: 30,000 rated restaurants, 100+ filters, such as cost and score, write criticisms of restaurants • Food Network: Video clips, chef biographies, programming schedules, featured recipes, available for Kindle Tablets, $2.99 • BigOven: Best Recipe App 2012 & 2011; share recipes and social networking, available for Kindle Tablets • Open Source Food: App only in iTunes; website available as well * Information credit: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone-apps/5-iphone-food-apps.htm; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/the-best-food-appsbecaus_n_1769904.html#slide=1366894
Drink • $2.99 Cor.kz • One of Times “Top 50 iPhone Apps” 2012 •Search over 1.5 million wines • Discover wines based on region • Keep tracks of wines you have liked in your “cellar” • Includes a reference guide to terminology, regions, and facts about wine •6.5 million reviews
Drink Mixology™ Drink Recipes container app • Find recipes for over 8,000 drink recipes and more than 1,000 ingredients • Sort by category: Martinis, Non-Alcoholic, etc • Type in what you have and it will find you a drink to create • Metric/Imperial units • Share your finds on FB, Twitter, etc Image Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mixology-drink-recipes-free/id320926534?mt=8
Drink Pintley Beer Recommendations Discover and rate beers Enable geo-location to find bars/restaurants with your favorite brews available Learns what you like and recommends based on your preferences Win prizes for free beer Connect with social Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pintley-beer-recommendations/id389982681?mt=8
Music Pandora Radio • Free radio that allows you to customize personal stations—up to 100 • Create stations based on artist, song, genre, comp oser, etc • Rank songs with a thumbs up or down • Free version will have advertisements Image and Information Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pandora-radio/id284035177?mt=8
Music Spotify $9.99/ month Millions of songs including new albums Stream online or off Create playlists and share with FB friends Sync your account across devices No ads Image and Information Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotify/id324684580?mt=8
Music • Google Play Music $5.99/month Android Only! (gMusic, is a 3rdparty app available to Apple users) • Cloud-based Storage with up to 20,000 songs stored for free • Listen to favorites offline • Share music with Google + friends Image and Information Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music&hl=en
Music Identify a song, over the radio or in a store, a few seconds Can display lyrics to songs— Lyric Play Save a 30 second preview Link to stores to purchase and discover artist information, tour dates, etc Includes information about TV shows Shazam Link to videos on YouTube Image and information Credits: http://www.wix.com/html5/websites_400?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bi_Wix_Eng^wix&experiment_id=Wix^p&gclid=CKlm5vbrrQCFcef4AodNysAtQ
Music Swell • One of Time’s Best iPhone Apps 2013 • Swell Radio personalizes audio news and information • Unlimited streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED • Listen to certain topics • Search for programs 31
Productivity Evernote •Apple Design Award 2013 •Improve productivity by creating notes (text, voice, or audio), to-do lists, photos, etc. • Sync notes across devices. • Share files. Email files. Share files with FB or Twitter friends. Image Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8
Productivity Trello • Create boards to manage tasks • Invite others to work on boards • Save work to the cloud so all devices are synced • Include 32
Productivity Free cloud-storage, beginning at 2 GB and up to 18 GB, for files, videos, photos, music, etc Pro account begins at $9.99/month for 100 GB Share files Login to your account from anywhere Dropbox Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android&hl=en
Productivity Todo.txt Touch $1.99 • Create to do lists that syncs across all your devices and PCs via Dropbox • Keep lists in simple txt format • View how long tasks took to complete 34
Productivity Mailbox • iCloud or Gmail • Push notifications for Gmail • Add more than one Gmail account • Snooze, 35
Productivity Google Drive • Edit documents/sheets • Upload photos • Pin files so they are available offline • Sharing • Store on the cloud 37
Productivity Flipboard •Create a personal magazine with sources you choose such as news, social, or blog sites (articles, video, pictures, audio) • Launched 2.0 in April 2013— allows bookmarklet from browser to add content; share content with friends or keep private • Organize content by topic by live tiles • Full screen photo layout Image credit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&hl=en • Can include FB and Twitter updates, Instagram, and YouTube
Productivity Zite • Create a personal magazine • Find new sites based on interests •Uses over 40,000 topics • Rate sites with a thumbsup or a thumbs-down •Pulls information from articles, magazines, author s, newspapers, videos, and blogs Image credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zite-personalized-magazine/id419752338?mt=8
Productivity Pocket • • Time’s Best iPhone App of 2013 App Store’s Best of 2012 • Keep a list of from your browser or app of content you discover and want to read later • Save articles from a browser or from over 300 apps, including Twitter, Flipboard, Zite, etc Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8
Productivity Mint.com Personal Finance App Store Hall of Fame 2013 CNN Money: Best Apps to Manage Your Money 2013 • Over 13 million users • Connect to bank and credit accounts • View where you are spending money and where to save • Automatically organizes transactions, such as deposits and purchases Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint.com-personal-finance/id300238550?mt=8
Productivity JotNot • Turn your iPhone into a scanner • Scan multiple pages • Free version scans items into PDFs • Share scans: email, text messages, print, or email yourself 42
Productivity Facebook Page Manager • Help admins manage the page • Post updates and photos • Respond to comments • View your Page Insights • Enable push notifications on your Page’s activity 43
Productivity Key Ring • Store your loyalty cards and use your phone, both barcoded or unbarcoded • Have your cards backed up on a cloud • Receive coupons and review weekly flyers • Connect to store information Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/key-ring-reward-cards/id372547556?mt=8
• 5 Best iPhone Apps of 2013 • Link you FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn • Email: Google Gmail and contacts; Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, OWA, Yahoo! Mail, iCloud, AOL, IMAP • Keep tract of your contacts, posts, tweets, to build a stronger social presence Productivity Cloze • Tracking: social mentions; Image and Informational Credit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cloze-inbox-for-twitter-facebook/id596927802?mt=8 note taking, lists 41
Photography Time lapse, stop motion app • Portrait or landscape mode • Editing tools • iMotion HD • Unlimited recording length Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android
Photography Create short, looping videos ( 6 seconds) • Share videos on FB and Twitter • Find and follow people • Vine • Explore trending videos, hashtags, Editors’ picks, etc Image and Informational Credit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.vine.android&hl=en
Photography High resolution pictures • 360 degree ability for indoor and outdoor photos • Works with landscape a portrait layouts • Post to FB/Twitter/email • 360 Panorama $0.99 • Each pic is GPS tagged Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panorama-360-camera/id399394507?mt=8
Photography Add text and artwork to your photos • Edit your photos • Use custom fonts or use your own • Open • Share via email, text message, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Path, and more. You can even send it as a postcard. $1.99 Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixable-your-photo-inbox-for/id428933568?mt=8
Photography Use autocorrect to adjust color and exposure Tune Image; Adjust Contrast, White Balance, or Ambiance for depth and vibrancy Lots of filters and frames Share photos on Google + Snapseed Image and informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en
Library-Related Reading Apps • Purchase or borrow thousands of books • Sync across devices to have 24/7 access • Enjoy enhancements such as automatic bookmarking, dictionaries, adjustable text size, etc • Look for eBooks that include dynamic features
Reading: Library Zinio container app • Borrow digital magazines with your library card • 14 titles • Keep issues for as long as you like •Back issues available 50
Reading Top 20 grossing iPad app of 2011, 2012, and 2013 • Over 40,000 titles and 600 are free • Same day as print releases • Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Disney, etc • Also includes, Dilbert, The Simpsons, The Green Hornet, Diary of a Wimpy Kid . . . • comiXology • Connect with local comic retailers to purchase “Buy in Print” Container app Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comics/id303491945?mt=8
Library-Related • Access the catalog Bookmyne • Manage your account • Find suggested reads • Create bookshelves of items to check out later • Search by barcode 52
Security Securesafe • • Store: passwords, PINs, Images, fininacial info, contracts, etc. All data is sent over https. AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption • Highly secure storage for up to 50 passwords • 10 MB of free document storage • Setup a beneficiary to your accounts and passwords in case something happens to you Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/securesafe/id359102857?mt=8
Security Locate any Apple product: iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or Mac • Uses Apple Maps to locate your device, including driving directions • Remotely wipe your device or lock it • Lost Mode includes the ability to create a 4-digit passcode and a contact phone number • Find My iPhone • Login into https://www.icloud.com/ from a PC to access your contacts, pictures and calendar Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8
Security Lookout Security & Antivirus • PC Mag’s “Editor's Choice”; TechCrunch “Top 10 Best Free Apps” • 45 million users • Detect and remove viruses that can be hidden in apps • Uses Google Maps to locate device • Remotely lock, wipe, or send a signal to your phone to sound an alarm to find your device • Use a PC to login and have a backup copy of contacts, pics, etc Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout&feature=search_result
Entertainment Quizup • Play against opponents with over 150,000 questions and 280 topics. • Topics include: music, gam es, TV shows, boo
Entertainment Heads Up! $0.99 • Play one or more opponents • 18 Themed Decks: Celebrities Movies Animals Accents Characters, etc • • • • • • Hold your phone to your head and try and guess the term your opponent is acting out Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heads-up!/id623592465?mt=8 55
Entertainment • Ridiculous FishingA Tale of Redemption • $2.99 • Apple Design Award 2013 “Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.” Retro Gaming Image and Informational Credit: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/events/awards/ 56
Entertainment WWF Together • • • • Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wwf-together/id581920331?mt=8 2013 Apple Design Award Winner 2013 App of the Year Runner Up In-depth stories of endangered species 3D interactive globe 58
Entertainment Fancy • Part store, part wishlist, part magazine discovery tool • Crowd-sourced/curated catalog 57
Entertainment Ingress • Top game of 2013 Google Player’s Choice Awards • Best Android strategy game • Move through the real world with your device and discover the hidden world around as you as you play this game https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress 61
Entertainment • App Store Best of 2013 • Digg scours the internet to bring you the latest breaking stories, including social media, blogs, status updates,photos, videos, et c • Save stories to Pocket • Share stories on FB, Twitter, email, or text • Follow your favor tire bloggers, writers, etc 65
Entertainment • See anything serious or entertaining • Customize your feed with the topics you want, or the ones you don’t want to see • See what the trending stories are on Facebook and Twitter • Easy to share stories and photos 66
Google Chrome • Unlimited number of tabs • Sync your passwords, bookmarks, omnibus data across devices • Use Incognito to browse the internet privately • Navigation all within the same box 67
Dolphin Browser • Tabbed browser • Share informational easily to social networks • Sync across devices: favorites, bookmarks, etc 68
Pinterest • Visually curated your interests • Decorative and party ideas, fashion, DYI, fitness, recipes, crafting, etc • Search my category, keyboard, or another Pinterest user • Secret boards • See how your pins are trending 69
LinkedIn • 259 million worldwide members • Grow your network with professional insights and content. • Network with other Linkin professionals • Search for people, jobs, and companies • Read latest news 70
Square Register • Accepted credit cards on your device: American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover • HOW IT WORKS • 1. Download Square Register. • 2. Sign up and request your free Square Reader. • 3. Plug in your Square Reader and start taking payments. • 2.75% PER SWIPE • Swipe $100, see $97.25 in your bank account. Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express at the same rate 71
Credits Venable, Melissa. (2012). Top25LibraryApps for the iPad. OnlineCollege.org. Retrieved from: http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/03/06 /top-25-library-apps-for-the-ipad/ http://appadvice.com/appnn/2014/01/googles-android-continues-to-lead-apples-ios-in-terms-of-market-share http://readwrite.com/2014/01/08/app-store-sales-google-play-android#awesm=~owlUjsGNWO0Raf
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