Even during the lazy, hazy days of summer vacation, when you’re reclining in your beach chair, soaking up the sun and sand, you can’t completely relinquish your role as a superhuman – admit it, you still need to be the activities coordinator, head shopper, meal planner, and everything in between.
Don’t fret! There is still a way to fulfill your responsibilities at the swipe of a finger, while still sipping your frozen drink!
Below are easy, engaging, and information-rich iPad, iPhone and Android apps that can be used right from the beach.
With all the stuff you need to bring to the beach – towels, sunblock, and snacks – your beach bag is already overflowing! With LevelUp, you can leave the wallet at home! LevelUp is the free mobile app that lets you pay with your phone to save time and money. LevelUp can even provide you with information on the nearest food truck offering the best lobster rolls for lunch!
Love to shop for fashion, food, housewares and more, but refuse to leave the beach to head to an indoor mall? Catalog Spree, the highest rated shopping app for the iPad® offers over 230 catalogs and allows you to discover, share, and buy with the touch of a finger.
After a relaxing day at the beach, it’s now time to take the evening by storm. timeRAZOR, the free, dynamic hyper-local events app, gives you the scoop on tons of cool events near where you live, work, play (yes, even on vacation). With timeRAZOR, you can find fun activities for the kids, such as "Ultimate Putt-off" at the local putt-putt course. And for some adult nightlife, timeRAZOR can help you discover the trendiest entertainment nearby whether it is a hot local band playing seaside, a karaoke contest, or even a wine tasting!
Good Looks is a new fashion app for the iPhone® that allows users to capture, sort and plan their outfits using the iPhone’s built-in camera function. The last thing you want to worry about on vacation is what to wear. Good Looks takes the guesswork out of getting dressed, letting you line up your outfits ahead of time and even serves up the local weather to help you plan!
Finally, with summer travel looming, most moms will be feverishly checking the weather report to make sure their vacations don't get rained out. But what if more severe weather hits while they're already on the road or at the beach? Ping4 is a brand new free app for iOS and Android that automatically sends a real-time, rich-media "ping" or notification to your device when severe weather is near, based on your location.
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.