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I was thinking about apps the other day
- as you do
When I first acquired my IPhone and IPad I was like a kid in a candy store.
So excited about what was out there.
I downloaded lots of 'useful' apps
- for needs I never knew I had -
and organised them neatly into categories
(I like order...)
Now, a few months down the line I notice I don't really use that many of all those I downloaded.
There is the calendar (can't live without it now!), the email, the Safari for internet browsing, the contacts, the iTunes/iPod, the camera, Facebook, Skype, BlogPress, iBooks (not that much used, I must admit), about 8-9 newspapers (wonder how much longer we will still call them newspapers?), maps, train information. Under the category 'Tools' I have a ruler, a spirit level (very handy at times!), a convert units app, a currency converter and notes. I also have an app for Ocado to place my weekly shopping and for Amazon. I am not big on gaming, but there is a solitar game I enjoy.
Actually, come to think of it, that is more than I thought.
Then I had an email.
I am sure many other bloggers also get offered all sorts of things to promote on their blogs but this was different: they wanted to know my opinion on an app they were thinking of developing. This app is about turning living healthy and promoting fitness into a game, where users earn points, and "level up' as they achieve their goals. Everytime they eat something healthy like vegetables, they earn points. Everytime they complete a workout, they earn points.
There was more to it than described, but it made me think again about the craze of apps. There seems to be an app for just about anything!
Not sure an app will help me get fit and loose weight though.
So, do apps aide you in your life???