Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Garrett Heath | December 26, 2011 10:00 am
You opened your presents and were ecstatic to get the iPhone 4S. Of course you’re going to download Facebook, Instagram and Words with Friends, but after the wrapping paper has been discarded and all the eggnog has been served, what other apps should you get? Here are a few suggestions to get you started with your new iPhone.
Simple to use and highly addicting, you will lose track of time as you flip through pinned items finding topics that pique your interest. Find something interesting? Repin it to your board for your followers to see.
Have you ever wondered if you were looking at the North Star or confusing it with the planet Venus? Have you fumbled through constellation charts only to realize that you were looking at one for the wrong season? Wonder no more with Star Walk.
Aspiring astronomers and hobbyists can use this app to overlay constellations over the night sky, have an arrow guide them to where Saturn is right now and even view a calendar of events. Connect to a second display to get a larger screen for others to view the Star Walk constellation outlines.
Users who become frustrated with the Facebook app will be drawn to the slick user interface of Path. Designed as a simple way to record a journal of your path throughout the day, the app provides a very engaging user experience.
Your friend feed is clean, easy to consume and rich with information on what people are actually doing (there are no Farmville updates here). Path pays attention even to the smallest detail; for example, you see dials on an analogue clock move forward and backward as you scroll through posts.
Set your digital photos free with Postagram. This app makes it effortless to create a postcard with a picture from either your local photo album or from your Instagram or Facebook account. The app integrates with your Contacts list to easily select a person to mail the postcard to. The cost is just $0.99 which includes the postcard and stamp.
Postagram is fun to use on trips to send friends and family personalized postcards. Your photo will pop out of the postcard as a 3” x 3” print to have as a keepsake. Sincerely will guarantee a successful delivery of your postcard, and they will send another one for free if it fails to arrive or shows up damaged.
Both sophisticated foodies and those who enjoy eating out will like Foodspotting, a way to showcase what you had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The app gives you the ability to post pictures and recommendations from your favorite meal and earn points as others “nom” what you ate.
Foodspotting is also a helpful in determining where to dine by allowing users to search restaurants in the vicinity and see pictures and reviews of dishes that previous people spotted.
These are some of our must have apps, what are yours? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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