Over 60 apps in 60 minutes


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This is a class designed to go over popular apps for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Almost all the apps are free, at the time of publication.

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  • Action movie FX: Best for video editing. Rayman Jungle Run: Action Game Paper: Watercolor painting app Room: Puzzle game
  • Round button: geolocation; A/Z: List in alphabetical order; Thumbs Up: List top rated first; $: List by price; Cuisine: Filter based on interest
  • Diet and Food Scanner App
  • $5.00 for Premium or $45 annual.
  • Formerly Read It Later
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  • Include pics for Kobo, iBooks, Google Play Books, Amazon’s Kindle Reader, OverDrive, Nook.
  • Over 60 apps in 60 minutes

    1. 1. 60 Apps in 60 Minutes Cherry Hill Public Library Melissa Brisbin
    2. 2. Image Credit: http://tiny.cc/h9t7kw There are a lot of apps! • App Store: Over 1.25 million (Oct 2013) • Google Play: Over 1.5 million (July 2013) • Amazon’s App Store: Over 100,000 (Dec 2013)
    3. 3. • 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. What are apps? Information Credit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/what-are-apps
    4. 4. • 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 in-app Native vs Web apps
    5. 5. Freemium? Free + Premium Apps that are free but have paid options to add levels or in-game perks 98% of May 2014’s revenue 90% of revenue from gaming apps! Informational Credit: http://mashable.com/2014/06/26/freemium-apps-google-play/
    6. 6. How much do developers make? That’s an average of revenue per app ($0.01- $0.02/per download) multiplied by the average of overall downloads Average cost for an app: $0.99 Informational Credit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tristanlouis/2013/08/10/how-much-do-average-apps-make/
    7. 7. All Apps Are FREE, unless otherwise noted! App Information
    8. 8. How to find an app
    9. 9. Apple Awards for 2013 Image and Information Credit: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-announces-best-iPhone-iPad-apps-and-games-of-2012_id37678
    10. 10. Apple Awards for 2013 8 Image & Informational Credits: http://mashable.com/2013/12/17/top-iphone-apps-2013/
    11. 11. Apple App of the Year 2013 Apple’s 2013 App of the Year! Learn French, Spanish, Italian, English Portuguese and German for free Turns learning a new language into a fun and interactive game! 9 Duolingo
    12. 12. 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) Winner of 2013 Google Play Player’s Choice Award • Bejeweled Blitz (Free) • Duolingo: Learn Language (Free) • YouTube (Free) •Best Google App • Samurai Siege (Free) •Favorite Game • SwiftKey Keyboard ($3.99)
    13. 13. Travel Image Credits https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-wi-fi-finder/id307217005?mt=8 . WiFi Finder By JiWire • 650,000 locations in 144 countries • Locates free and paid for spots • Download locations offline to retrieve later • Uses your GPS location to find places closest to you
    14. 14. • 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 • Users can report traffic delays, accidents, road alerts, hazardous driving, or police activity Travel Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-social-gps-maps-traffic/id323229106?mt=8 Waze
    15. 15. Travel Hipmunk Image & Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hipmunk-hotels-flights/id419950680?mt=8 • 50 Best Travel Apps by Time • Book hotel and flights • Use the Agony sort: look at durations, layovers and cost • Read Tripadvisor reviews
    16. 16. Travel Smart Ride Image & Informational Credit : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-ride/id389471914?mt=8 • 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
    17. 17. 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 severe weatherImage & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-underground/id486154808?mt=8
    18. 18. Travel 16 Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo!-weather/id628677149?mt=8 Yahoo! Weather Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013 Interactive Maps Sunrise/Sunset times Photos that match your time of day in your location Enable alerts for your location
    19. 19. Dining Foodspotting Image & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foodspotting/id350727118?mt=8 • 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
    20. 20. • 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 • Results listed by positive rankings and include restaurant info and social networking outlets • Make reservations Dining Urbanspoon Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/urbanspoon/id284708449?mt=8
    21. 21. Dining OpenTable Image & Informational Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opentable/id296581815?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2 • 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
    22. 22. Dining Image Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/great-food-nearby-ness/id454869181?mt=8 • 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 Ness
    23. 23. Dining Image & Informational credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locavore/id306140158?mt=8 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
    24. 24. Dining Fooducatecontainer app 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 • 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
    25. 25. • 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 • BigOven: Best Recipe App 2012 & 2011, 250k recipes, share recipes and social networking, available for Kindle Tablets Additonal Food Apps * Information credit: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone-apps/5-iphone-food-apps.htm; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/12/the-best-food-apps- becaus_n_1769904.html#slide=1366894
    26. 26. Drink Cor.kz • $1.99* June 2014 • 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
    27. 27. Drink Mixology™ Drink Recipescontainer app Image Credit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mixology-drink-recipes-free/id320926534?mt=8 • 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
    28. 28. • 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 networks Drink Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pintley-beer-recommendations/id389982681?mt=8 Pintley Beer Recommendations
    29. 29. • Free radio that allows you to customize personal stations—up to 100 • Create stations based on artist, song, genre, composer, etc • Rank songs with a thumbs up or down • Free version will have advertisements Music Pandora Radio Image and Information Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pandora-radio/id284035177?mt=8
    30. 30. • Millions of songs including new albums • Stream online or off • Create playlists and share with FB friends • Sync your account across devices • No ads Music Image and Information Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotify/id324684580?mt=8 Spotify $9.99/ month
    31. 31. • Android Only! (gMusic, is a 3rd- party 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 Music Google Play Music $5.99/month Image and Information Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music&hl=en
    32. 32. ● 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 ● Link to videos on YouTube Music Shazam 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=CK- lm5vbrrQCFcef4AodNysAtQ
    33. 33. 31 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
    34. 34. Productivity Evernote Image Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8 •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.
    35. 35. Productivity • Create boards to manage tasks • Invite others to work on boards • Save work to the cloud so all devices are synced • Include photos/videos 32 Trello
    36. 36. • 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 Productivity Dropbox Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android&hl=en
    37. 37. Productivity • 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 Todo.txt Touch $1.99
    38. 38. Productivity • iCloud or Gmail • Push notifications for Gmail • Add more than one Gmail account • Snooze, choose a date to read, etc 35 Mailbox
    39. 39. 37 • Edit documents/sheets • Upload photos • Pin files so they are available offline • Sharing • Store on the cloud Productivity Google Drive
    40. 40. Productivity Flipboard Image credit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&hl=en •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 • Can include FB and Twitter updates, Instagram, and YouTube
    41. 41. Productivity Image credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zite-personalized-magazine/id419752338?mt=8 • Create a personal magazine • Find new sites based on interests •Uses over 40,000 topics • Rate sites with a thumbs- up or a thumbs-down •Pulls information from articles, magazines, authors, newspapers, videos, and blogs Zite
    42. 42. • 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 Productivity Pocket Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. 42 • Turn your iPhone into a scanner • Scan multiple pages • Free version scans items into PDFs • Share scans: email, text messages, print, or email yourself Productivity JotNot
    45. 45. 43 • Help admins manage the page • Post updates and photos • Respond to comments • View your Page Insights • Enable push notifications on your Page’s activity Productivity Facebook Page Manager
    46. 46. • 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 Productivity Key Ring Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/key-ring-reward-cards/id372547556?mt=8
    47. 47. Productivity • 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 • Tracking: social mentions; note taking, lists 41 Cloze Image and Informational Credit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cloze-inbox-for-twitter-facebook/id596927802?mt=8
    48. 48. • Time lapse, stop motion app • Portrait or landscape mode • Editing tools • Unlimited recording length Photography iMotion HD Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android
    49. 49. • Create short, looping videos ( 6 seconds) • Share videos on FB and Twitter • Find and follow people • Explore trending videos, hashtags, Editors’ picks, etc Photography Vine Image and Informational Credit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.vine.android&hl=en
    50. 50. • High resolution pictures • 360 degree ability for indoor and outdoor photos • Works with landscape a portrait layouts • Post to FB/Twitter/emai l • Each pic is GPS tagged Photography 360 Panorama $0.99 Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panorama-360-camera/id399394507?mt=8
    51. 51. • Add text and artwork to your photos • Edit your photos • Use custom fonts or use your own • Share via email, text message, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Path, and more. You can even send it as a postcard. Photography Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixable-your-photo-inbox-for/id428933568?mt=8 Open $1.99
    52. 52. • 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 + Photography Snapseed Image and informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&hl=en
    53. 53. • 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 Library-Related Reading Apps
    54. 54. 50 Reading: Library Ziniocontainer app • Borrow digital magazines with your library card • 14 titles • Keep issues for as long as you like •Back issues available
    55. 55. • 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 . . . • Connect with local comic retailers to purchase “Buy in Print” Reading comiXologyContainer app Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comics/id303491945?mt=8
    56. 56. 52 Bookmyne Library-Related • Access the catalog • Manage your account • Find suggested reads • Create bookshelves of items to check out later • Search by barcode
    57. 57. • 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 Security Securesafe Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/securesafe/id359102857?mt=8
    58. 58. • 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 • Login into https://www.icloud.com/ from a PC to access your contacts, pictures and calendar Security Image and Informational Credits: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8 Find My iPhone
    59. 59. • 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 Security Lookout Security & Antivirus Image and Informational Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout&feature=search_result
    60. 60. • Play against opponents with over 150,000 questions and 280 topics. • Topics include: music, games, TV shows, books, movies, science geography, etc Entertainment Quizup
    61. 61. Entertainment • 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 55 Heads Up! $0.99 Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heads-up!/id623592465?mt=8
    62. 62. Entertainment • 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 56 Ridiculous Fishing- A Tale of Redemption $2.99 Image and Informational Credit: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/events/awards/
    63. 63. Entertainment 2013 Apple Design Award Winner 2013 App of the Year Runner Up In-depth stories of endangered species 3D interactive globe Origami of each animal Fun facts and trivia HD Photos and videos 58 WWF Together Image and Informational Credit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wwf-together/id581920331?mt=8
    64. 64. Entertainment • Part store, part wishlist, part magazine discovery tool • Crowd-sourced/curated catalog 57 Fancy
    65. 65. 61 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
    66. 66. 65 • App Store Best of 2013 • Digg scours the internet to bring you the latest breaking stories, including social media, blogs, status updates,photos, videos, etc • Save stories to Pocket • Share stories on FB, Twitter, email, or text • Follow your favor tire bloggers, writers, etc Entertainment
    67. 67. 66 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
    68. 68. 67 • 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 • Voice search Google Chrome
    69. 69. 68 • Tabbed browser • Share informational easily to social networks • Sync across devices: favorites, bookmarks, etc Dolphin Browser
    70. 70. 69 • 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 Pinterest
    71. 71. 70 • 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 LinkedIn
    72. 72. 71 • 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 Square Register
    73. 73. Venable, Melissa. (2012). Top 25Library Apps for the iPad. OnlineCollege.org. Retrieved from: http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/03/0 /top-25-library-apps-for-the-ipad/ Credits:
    74. 74. Thank you!!!!! Melissa Brisbin Mvrisbin@chplnj.org (856)903-1243 www.chplnj.org