Innovations of telecommunications never stop at satisfying the people’s needs. It has continued to improve the way we connect and communicate with one another. At the era of iPhones and Android phones, people cannot seem to get enough of mobile applications. These are downloadable programs that we can use for entertainment, research, and business purposes.
Forget the day when we could only send emails through computers and laptops. Presently, we can discover millions of mobile apps from games, e-books, movies to any other useful programs available in the market. When talking about mobile apps, given below are some of the best apps that we have today:
- Google Maps – While traveling in a foreign place, you do not have to worry about getting lost as you can simply use this app to check the map of your current location. Beating an Apple’s native mapping system, Google Maps is considered as the app of the year. This app does not only provide users the detailed images of buildings and streets, it also features live traffic report. Now, you can avoid being stuck in the middle of heavy traffic. Make the most of this app by searching for a local business or hangout places near your spot. As of June 2013, Google Maps has added 1001 new places. This is a better way for people to get closer to the world by just using their mobile phones.
- Pinterest – Last December 26, 2012, Google announced that Pinterest is one of the best apps for Android tablets and phones. It is a social media site where users can ‘pin’ photos of their favorite foods, places, events, etc. One can also use hashtags in their pin’s description. There are lots of different unique images on the sites and now it houses around 1 million users. In addition, Pinterest has made it easier for businessmen to convert their personal accounts to business accounts. It is a convenient way to get customers since many are engaged in it. Released in 2010, these pins are categorized according to the user’s boards with categories like Food, Places and other categories. The Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, awarded Pinterest the Best Social Media App and People’s Voice award for Best Functioning Visual Design for 2012.
- Instagram – Just like Pinterest, Instagrammers (people who use Instagram as they like to be called) can share their personal photos and interact with fellow users. Released on October 2010, photos on Instagram can be filtered or edited with options like Sutro which emphasizes blue or purple hues that adds a vintage touch to your photos. Many celebrities are now using Instagram to let people see their personal lifestyle. However, when they publish their photos on the app, companies can use them for their own ads which made other celebrities furious about the app’s Terms Of Service.
- Angry Birds – It has been dubbed as “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far.” It is a game about catapulting birds to defeat pigs that are seated on different blocks. It turned out to be one of the most popular gaming apps for both kids and adults. The first Angry Birds game was released on December 2009 and had 10 different levels. In each level, a player undergoes a lot of obstacles which the birds get special abilities, like how the Blue Bird splits into three when the screen is tapped. Up to date, the Angry Birds application presents four different special editions named Angry Birds Seasons (December 2010), Rio (March 2011), Space (March 2012) and Star Wars (October 2012). As of May this year, over one billion downloads of the app has been recorded.