It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and most of South Africa is on holiday enjoying the sunshine and time with family. But there is always an app that makes these experiences just that much more pleasurable. We’ve found a few of these that will not only keep you entertained, but will also help you out on your travels. Download them, try them out and see for yourself.
If you're taking to the air this festive season, you’re going to love App in the Air. Otherwise known as your personal travel assistant, App in the Air keeps you up to-date with your flight by giving you real time status on your flight, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps. Create a flight profile with all of your flights logged in and the App will do the rest. What’s even better is, this app works offline, so you’ll be notified if your flight’s gate changes or if there are any flight status updates, delivered via SMS.
Road tripping is cool, getting stuck in traffic; not so much. Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Because all users are contributing to traffic information across the country, Waze gives you the info you need when traveling to your destination. Just by driving with Waze open, you contribute to gathering real-time traffic information to your local community. With Waze, you can report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.
When you’re on holiday, you gotta eat! Zomato is the best way to look for great places to eat at or order-in from. It's easy-to-use and lets you explore all the dining options in your city or the area you’re holidaying in. Browse through restaurant menus, pictures, and user reviews to decide where you want to grab a bite. And then you can use the map feature to guide you there.
Once you’ve visited a few restaurants, you can create your very own collections and share them with your friends and followers.
There are some apps perfect for the OCD-type who love lists and being organised. These are tailored for the festive season. So you can spread some Christmas cheer,while you’re getting your lists checked.
If you want to stick to a budget or manage what gifts you have bought for your family and friends, have ideas during the year and want to keep track of them, this app is magic for you. Manage Christmas will help manage the gifts you buy or are planning on buying for Christmas. Just add your family and friends, set a budget and add the gifts you've bought. You can set an overall budget and then give each person an individual budget, the app will calculate what is left allowing you to keep within your budget.
The Perfect Christmas Dinner app is bound to make your guests “Ooo and Aaa” at your culinary expertise. If you want to make the ultimate Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, you’ve got it all in this app. Get expert guidance from professional chef tutors at Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UK's leading culinary schools. There are over 25 video recipes, from the perfect roast potatoes to the most succulent turkey. The app gives you a step-by-step guide to cooking a delicious and memorable festive meal whether you are a beginner or a confident cook.
It's the game The New York Times called a "Sensation," and Cosmopolitan said "will be the best dollar you've spent." Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show, and now you can play with your friends! You can play one of many exciting categories, or create a category of your own! This app is a winner for when you have friends over.
ElfYourself is one of the best selling apps of the Christmas Season. And what’s even better, there are a whole bunch of new dances and features!
It’s the most fun you can have with your iPad since, well, last Christmas. “Elf” yourself and become the star of a personalised video featuring your photos on dancing elves. Upload up to five photos of you, your friends and family from your camera roll or Facebook. Select a dance theme, and the app will generate a custom ElfYourself video for you to share via email or on Facebook.
There you have it, all the apps you need to have a Merry and entertaining Holiday season. Happy Apping