Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top apps to keep you occupied on your spring break road trips iOS/Android!

For those of you who haven't already realized, spring break is just around the corner! I know that I'm not the only one who has to spend hours in a car to reach my vacation destination. In this article I will be going over my top apps that will help you survive the sheer boredom of car rides.
1. Monopoly(Android/iOS)
The game Monopoly for both Android and iOS has brought a childhood favorite board game to the major mobile platforms. The game has many playing options including the feature pass and play so you can play with whomever is crammed in the back seat with you on a single device. The game features some pretty eye catching graphics while the touch controls make it easy and fun to play. The game costs .99 in the app store and a whopping 4.99 in the Google Play Store. But hey developers have to eat too.

2. Netflix(Android/iOS)

Everyone I know uses netflix and there's a good reason for that. Netflix is the largest streaming service on the internet and streams hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows straight to a number of devices.  The Netflix app for iOS and Android devices brings streaming capabilities to your mobile phone. This app is perfect for long car rides or anytime that you need to waste a little time. The app has a very easy to use interface across both operating systems. The app is free but you must subscribe to Netflix in order to use the app.

3. Pandora(Android/iOS)

 Pandora is a common word among anyone who owns a smartphone and there is a reason why. Pandora has taken the name as the largest music streaming service on the planet. So when your about to die from boredom as you are driving in your car this spring break, you can just plug in your headphones and explore new genres of music. Amazingly Pandora is a free service but there is an option to subscribe which will get you unlimited song skips and no ads. Pandora is free and is available in both the app store and Google Play Store .

4. Scrabble free(Android/iOS)
For some reason when I think of scrabble I think of my grandmother mainly because she is the best scrabble player on the planet but the scrabble app is for people of all ages. The app includes a variety of playing options with pass and play being my personal favorite. It also includes the ability to play with friend or a random opponent and also links to your Facebook enabling you to play together. The app keeps the regular scrabble feel but doesn't hold a very high graphic presentation. Some would say that this is just like words with friends but Scrabble offers user a better experience and a more familiar user interface while still maintaining the style of a childhood classic. 
5. Ragdoll Blaster 2(iOS)
Before I begin let me say that Ragdoll Blaster 3 is available but I enjoy this game so much I haven't decided to buy the new and haven't completed all the levels. Ragdoll Blaster 2 is a physics based game by Backflip studios and has become one of their most successful titles. The game has hundreds of levels so you can play this game for hours and still have hours of game-play remaining. The game has some very well made graphics, something that I have come to expect from Backflip studios. The whole point of the game is to hit the painted target with ragdolls that you shoot out of cannons. But believe me it isn't as easy as it sounds  the game continually gets harder as you progress. This game costs .99 in the app store and I suggest you pick this title up sooner than later.  

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