MLB.com’s At The Ballpark helps give fans a prime baseball experience from start to finish. Input your favorite team and the app will displays the best prices for tickets and deliver 'em to you after you've purchased them. Then, the app will retrieve directions to the ballpark from your location, as well as what to do once you get there and where to grab food and memorabilia. It also offers a stadium map in case you can't find your seat and prominently displays where the restrooms are. It's just too bad it can't tell you how long the line is.
Apple’s App Store just added a new category to its selection, “Food & Drink”. It just feels right reviewing an app from this section for this week’s Free App Friday.
The food truck business has grown substantially over the past few years, and we have social networking to thank for that. Knowing where your favorite truck is parked is so easy when you use Trux Map Lite. Trux Map tracks food trucks in 34 US cities and two from Canada.
Accidents happen, and when they do occur Googling the solution may mean a trio of folks getting stuck on search results. Why not just go straight to the gang that knows it all? The American Red Cross offers a free First Aid app that offers basic instructions for all the typical first aid scenarios. For instance, if you accidentally burn your hand while cooking, quickly launch the app and learn how to properly cool and bandage yourself. You can also use the app for more major emergencies, like broken bones. The app is also full integrated with 9-1-1 so that you can call an ambulance should the situation worsen.
One of my favorite things to do when I'm on a camping trip is star gaze. I don't use a telescope or any of those star gazing apps; rather I take in all of those glistening dots and enjoy the rare moments I get to actually experience the night sky. After I've had my moment, that's when I'll try my hand at naming the constellations. And I'll usually get them wrong.
This is a heck of a download (Holy 234 MB, Batman!), but oh-my-god Martha Stewart you couldn't have made me happier. Until July 8, you can get the Martha Stewart CraftStudio for the completely absurd price of absolutely nothing! And if you like digitally scrapbooking your memories, this app is pretty fantastic.
I love the App Store, but I'm getting a little perturbed at all the apps asking me to sign up for a service before I can get any use from it. That is why this week's free app is totally barebones. Kind of.
Inkflow is your basic notepad app. It lets you draw on the screen with your finger or a stylus, and has unlimited pages for your unlimited ideas. In addition to offering the feel of writing with a fountain pen, Inkflow also allows you to pan and zoom in, so you can write out notes without worrying that it won't fit within the dimensions of your iPhone or iPad's screen. There's also a selection tool that allows you to resize or rearrange a portion of your note.
In an effort to maximize its relevancy in the mobile sphere, Yahoo! introduced a few new iOS apps this week to the App Store. One that particularly caught my eye was TimeTraveler, which allows you to explore the city you're in by creating easy-to-follow trip plans. The app creates the day's itinerary for you based on where you're starting from, where you want to end up, and how much time you have in between. You could also set your start location and destination at the same address to explore the sights around that area.
I love food and I love cooking, but I know that not everyone appreciates it when I broadcast photos of even the most mundane dishes to all of my social networks. Well, I've found a way to make memories of the food I eat without infiltrating your Instagram feed. Evernote Food helps me keep track of all the exciting dishes from restaurants I enjoy frequenting, as well as any at-home cooking experiments that've gone right by enabling me to archive it into my Evernote account.
I feel a bit lazy picking out today's free app from the App Store's front page, but this one was too cool not to share. ArtCircles helps you discover classic and current artwork on your iPad in a dynamic way. Rather than forcing you through aisles of unrelated works, artCircles lets you pick your virtual art walk by curator (featured artists, musicians and designers), words, or colors. It's like picking out your music playlist by mood.