Kick off summertime with these Memorial Day-friendly iPhone apps

May 15, 2012
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Whether you plan to stay home or hit the open road this Memorial Day weekend, we have some iPhone app recommendations sure to spice up your long weekend. From finding beer at Disney World to hanging the perfect hammock, here are five fun apps to check out for the kickoff to summertime! Fondu Are you […]

Whether you plan to stay home or hit the open road this Memorial Day weekend, we have some iPhone app recommendations sure to spice up your long weekend. From finding beer at Disney World to hanging the perfect hammock, here are five fun apps to check out for the kickoff to summertime!

Fondu

Are you a raging foodie? The new and free Fondu app for iPhone is the latest in a long line of rate-your-dining-experience apps. The pleasant design and ease of use make this a must-try iPhone app, even if you are already addicted to Yelp and Foodspotting. This tasty app is perfect for the long weekend, so take a road trip and test it out at some fresh restaurants. Or, make it a date night and try a new eatery in your neighborhood.

Food & Wine Cocktails

Staying home for the long weekend? Why not kick your annual Memorial Day family BBQ up a notch with the help of the free Food & Wine Cocktails app for iPhone. Sure it is easy to buy a few cases of beer and a bucket of chicken, but is that how you want people to remember your parties? Find a signature drink and appetizer from the delicious and fresh recipes in this app and throw the best dang kickoff party to summer you’ve ever had. Cheers!

Mom Maps

So your kids are out of school, and you want ideas for how to avoid having them sit in front of the television set all day. Finding fun and inexpensive activities on the fly that can compete with a home entertainment center isn’t always easy. The free Mom Maps app is a must-have for any mom or dad on the go. It provides dozens of recommendations for playgrounds, restaurants and museums that are all appropriate for children. This is particularly handy if you are trying to schedule a playdate or have family in from out of town. Activity suggestions and recommendations are provided by notable parent bloggers and family travel experts. If you don’t feel like plunking down a few bucks at first, there is a free trial version you can download.

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Hammock Hang Calculator

Camping is definitely a fun way to pass a long weekend once the weather is nice. This year, leave the tent and sleep in a hammock. The Hammock Hang Calculator ($0.99) helps you calculate the perfect hang for your hammock. Math lovers and engineers will love this handy app. Of course, hammocks make great additions to backyards too, so you can use this app even if you stay at home. It’s a DIY hammock project for Memorial Day.

Beers and Ears Walt Disney World Beer List

Are you kicking off the summer with a Memorial Day trip to the happiest place in the world? Is it not so happy for your after a couple days waiting in line for rides with small restless children and crabby adults? Then the free Beers and Ears Walt Disney World Beer List app for iPhone is your new best friend. This bubbly app lists the more than 150 beers available at Disney World and where to find them. You can check them off as you go. I’ll be right back, honey!

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