I’m all for old-school entertainment, especially during the winter but am the first to admit that digital apps and aids can be fabulous for keeping me going and entertained when my mood and my motivation just wants to crawl under a duvet until spring! This fabulous guest post is just what I needed to explore apps that make life easier and happier while the barometer is busy thawing outside!
Winter is certainly in full swing! It may be cold outside, but there’s no reason an icy chill has to descend onto our social lives and sense of adventure! There are a ton of fun-filled activities to help make the short days a little brighter, and some of them are right at your fingertips. Yep, that’s right, I’m talking about your phones, tablets and gadgets of all kinds! A world of opportunity awaits you and your loved ones, whether it be through educational apps, games or life-hacks to make your day-to-day a little easier this winter. I’ve sifted through the app store and talked to all my techie friends to compile this gadget-friendly winter survival guide. Thaw those frozen fingers and get clicking!
First things first! When it comes to being ready for winter, you’ve got to know when weather is about to strike. WeatherMob is an interactive, social approach to weather, and allows you to post photos and video from your area, along with viewing posts from others. This app combines elements of social media and weather forecasting to give you an unprecedented view of every storm and sunny day.
Shopping should be a joy and not a hassle, but when you have to scrape the car, warm it up, drive through slick slush to the shopping centre and look for parking all before you get to try anything on, it’s no wonder we all end up in ugly Christmas sweaters this season! Mallzee is an intuitive shopping app that puts all the joy of shopping at your fingertips. Browse through the top brands, save the clothes you like and check out in 15 seconds. You may never go to the shops again!
- Hungry House
When the weather gets rough there’s no reason to brave the icy streets and biting winds just to pop round to the shop. Download the Hungry House app and order delivery without dialling a number. Having a pizza night, ordering snacks for a Sunday in or trying something new like sushi or Thai has never been easier. Hungry House gives you access to all your favourite restaurants and even features special deals and discounts!
Here’s what you’ve been looking for! It’s time to get moving again after the holidays! Fitocracy is an interactive, social app that helps you set fitness goals and rewards you for completing them. You can get workouts tailored to your unique needs and even have access to a personal trainer, right in your pocket! Save your routines, sync your music and compete with others around the globe with this highly motivating app.
Say goodbye to boring days on the couch, flipping through channels. You know there’s nothing on! Join Netflix and all your favourite shows, along with Netflix’s award-winning original content, will be available for your viewing pleasure 24/7. For a small monthly fee, you can stream thousands of HD films and shows, which are constantly updated. Netflix also features loads of family-friendly content and some great, educational shows for kids.