10 iPad Apps for the 4th of July

July 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Our usual posts focus on mobile devices in the classroom, but we thought it would be fun to do an iPad app round-up for Independence Day festivities. Here is our list, complete with descriptions from the App Store.

Food: A staple for most holidays in the US is food. These apps really focus on what’s great about the 4th of July, grilling and red-white-and-blue foods.

Weber’s On the Grill ($4.99)

Built from the ground up with iPad users in mind, Weber’s On the Grill™ for iPad features 250 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades, and sauces that are sure to get you fired up. You can tag your favorite recipes, create and share a master grocery list, and even email your favorite recipes to friends. What’s more, you can also launch helpful how-to videos, our handy grill timer, and your make your own personal notes from within each individual recipe. It’s the app no griller should be without.

4th of July Recipes ($.99)

Impress your family and friends with your new-found Over 200 Lip-Smacking 4th of July Independence Day Recipes!

With 4th of July Recipes book, you will find all the tips and techniques necessary to make your Independence Day Recipes like those of a seasoned professional.

Fun in the Sun: It’s likely you’re planning an outdoor adventure for the holiday. The next two apps help you stay comfortable, and plan ahead.

Coppertone MyUVAlert (Free)

When parents have to worry about sun protection, it’s no day at the beach. COPPERTONE® MyUVAlert™ to the rescue! This handy iPhone application helps you with sun protection information for your whole family, offering local UV index forecasts, custom sunscreen reapplication reminders that you set, individualized product recommendations, coupons, sun protection tips and more.

Weather HD ($.99)

Re-invention of how the weather looks on mobile devices. Weather HD is the #1 weather application in the US and 51 other countries. Recommended by The New York Times, The Guardian, Macworld, Gizmodo and more • • • Watch the trailer here.

Fireworks: The first image that pops into most minds when they hear Fourth of July is fireworks. This next app let’s you enjoy a brilliant display from the safety of the iPad screen.

iFirework ($.99)

Just tap the screen and watch the firework show. You can tap with more then one finger to set off multiple fireworks at once.
Looks amazing on the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.
Show it off to all your friends on New Years, 4th of July or any other occasion.

Traffic: Many people like to get away for this 3-day weekend. If you have to travel via interstate, this app may become a vacation saver for you.

Beat the Traffic HD (Free)

Beat the Traffic® is the easiest way to enjoy a hassle-free commute in the USA and Canada.
Quickly check the latest road traffic conditions in your area and discover the best route to take to avoid traffic jams, all for free!
You are more than 1 million users to have downloaded Beat the Traffic on you phone!
Become a fan on our Facebook page to win redeem codes for Beat the Traffic plus

History: It’s so easy to forget the historical context of this holiday and our nation. These next two apps put the historical context back into the holiday.

Declaration of Independence ($1.99)

The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

Our America (Free)

Take an iPhone trip around the country using the Our America App. Share amazing photos from across the United States and use them to make your own digital postcards. Take photos of America’s unique and captivating landmarks or browse original photos taken by others in different states. It’s entirely up to you. Celebrate the beauty of Our America this 4th of July and show what’s most important to you in being proud to be an American!

Photos: However you choose to celebrate, you’re likely going to want to snap some photos. This next app is a lauded alternative to the built in camera and photos app for the iPad.

Camera+ ($1.99)

It’s all about one thing… GREAT PHOTOS!

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos.

Everybody has a creative side… Camera+ will help bring that creativity out in you, all with a fun, innovative, and beautiful design.

Music: What’s a celebration without music? Customizable and adaptive radio player Pandora puts your favorite patriotic tunes at your fingertips. Here is a station to get you started.

Pandora (Free)

Pandora Radio is your own free personalized radio now available to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and more music like it.

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