The Chicago Tribune compiled a list of the five apps that best celebrate America and the Fourth of July. Here are their recommendations:
- This American Life (Available for $2.99 on the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android, and for $4.99 on the iPad)- This one-hour weekly program hosted by journalist and storyteller Ira Glass chronicles the stories of everyday Americans. Segments can be browsed by contributor name and shared on Facebook and Twitter.
- Roadside America (Available for $2.99 on the iPhone and iPod Touch)- This app relies on the user’s location to recommend nearby quirky sites. The app can be browsed by 70 different categories, including Dinosaurs, Monsters, Route 66, and Zombie Army.
- Hevent (Available for $0.99 on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad)- This event app lists nearby nightlife, activities, and concerts, and could be especially useful on the 4th when looking for family friendly activities in the area.
- Fireworks (Available for $0.99 on the iPhone and iPod Touch)- This app allows you to create a fireworks experience on your own and synchronizing music from your iTunes library. The user can choose from 15 locations around the world and set scale of explosion and spark size.
- Stack the States (Available for $0.99 on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad)- This app features a US geography education game that allows children to learn capitals, shapes and locations of states on a map. There is also a component that involves literally stacking the states atop one another.