Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence with These 4 Patriotic Apps!

 

Perhaps the quintessence of all American holidays, the 4th of July is coming upon us quickly, which means that people everywhere across the nation will be preparing for fun cookouts, spending time with family and friends, and, of course, fireworks.

But what happens if you get stuck in traffic on the highway (July 4th IS one of the most-traveled holidays, after all!)? What happens if the fireworks are a bit delayed? Will you allow your patriotic spirit to dwindle in the sight of those setbacks?

Well, now you don’t have to worry about anything raining on your patriotic parade! If you find yourself in a traffic jam, waiting for fireworks, or (dare we say it?) just plain bored, check out these four awesome patriotic apps you can download today to prepare yourself for such a moment!

America Deluxe ($1.99) – Not the traveling kind? Want to get out but have no time to take a vacation? No problem! Just download America Deluxe! This app will provide you with a virtual tour of the wonders of America, including information and photos on our nation’s cities, parks, history, and beauty. You can also find a selection of traditional patriotic tunes AND a biography of every single United States President! Now how’s THAT for patriotic?

Patriotic Music Box ($0.99) – No need to break out your iPod dock or drag out your old stereo system to play patriotic tunes during your 4th of July celebration! The Patriotic Music Box can provide some awesome songs for you! You can sing along to 12 classic American anthems, including America the Beautiful and Yankee Doodle Dandy, along with several others. This would be a great app to have on hand when you’re watching some beautiful fireworks!

3D Fireworks 2 ($0.99) – Speaking of beautiful fireworks, if you aren’t able to see any that evening (or just don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes or get neck cramps from staring up at the sky all night), then this is the app for you! 3D Fireworks 2 allows you to create your own fireworks display with fun 3D graphics and full touch-screen control! There’s even an autopilot mode for you to enjoy the show in many different ways. Oh, and you don’t have to worry about putting out fires if you use this app instead of shooting off fireworks yourself!

U.S. States Quizzle (free) – Want to see how much you know about your country? Then download the U.S. States Quizzle and check it out for yourself! You’ll be quizzed on all sorts of facts such as states’ official flowers, ratification dates, slogans, state mottos and more!

So what are you waiting for? Go download some (or all!) of these apps and test or show off your American pride! And make sure you watch our Facebook fan page and Twitter page for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming very soon! You WON’T want to miss it!

Take This Summer by Storm With These Three Amazing Apps!

 

What does summertime mean to you?

To most people, summer means being swimsuit ready, enjoying some fantastic parties with friends and family, and taking as many photos as possible on a fun road trip or vacation. We use apps to have fun and stay organized in our lives, so why not get your smart phone ready to help improve your summer this year?

These three amazing apps will help you to be ready to take this summer by storm!

Improve Your Health and Lose Weight with Calorie Counter Pro – Whether you’re getting swimsuit ready or just wanting to stay in shape this summer, there are a couple of apps available that can help you accomplish your goals! Calorie Counter Pro has been the best diet app since 2008! It’s a user-friendly food database that contains 430,000 foods and their respective calories. Not sure if a food fits into your diet? No problem! Just scan the bar code with your phone to find out. How easy is that!?

Oh, and before you go downloading another app for exercising, consider this – Calorie Counter Pro contains 500 different exercises AND will calculate the calories you lose during each exercise based off your weight! If you are trying to lose weight this summer, you can set goals for yourself using this app and keep track of the goals you meet. While this app does cost $3.99, it will really help you keep track of your health and fitness goals this summer. Now THAT’S money worth spent!

Have The Best Parties with myParties Lite – Who doesn’t love a good party? There is no better time to plan one of your own than this summer! The only downfall to having a big bash is the tedious, tiring planning. Keeping track of what you have done or need to do can get confusing fast. This is where myParties Lite comes in! The best part? It’s FREE!!

This app has many features that will keep you organized during the planning process. You can keep track of whom you have invited and if they have RSVP’d or not. myParty Lite is great for keeping track of your budget. The app lets you input what you think supplies will cost and what it actually costs. It will also tell you if you have gone over your budget. Oh, and you can totally input your menu for the big event and assign your guests to a table. With this app there is absolutely no reason for you NOT to throw a party this summer!

Capture and Share Your Summer Adventures with Camera+ – Summertime is all about vacations, road trips, and exhilarating adventures – why not have an app that will help you capture and relive those moments when Old Man Winter arrives?

The number one app for photography and video right now is Camera+, an app that gives you the ability to set your exposure and your focus separately. You won’t have to be worried about taking blurry pictures ever again because Camera+ contains a stabilizer to keep your photos from becoming blurry. Additionally, it features a grid that will help you avoid taking any crooked pictures!

If you’re going out on summer adventures, you’ll want to be able to share them with your friends and family (and maybe show off a little, too). With Camera+ you can upload and share your images on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Jazz up your pictures with effects and borders to be the envy of all your friends!

The summer comes and goes faster than it should, so make sure you download these three apps to help you enjoy every last second of this summer! Oh, and you’ll want to keep your eyes open for the exciting release of the Bodacious Cases cell phone case this summer! You can check us out on our Facebook page and Twitter!

The Eight Essential Apps To Take With You On a Road Trip!

Summer vacation is just about here, and while that means hanging out with friends and family, barbecuing, and working in the yard to some, two words quickly surface in the minds of others – ROAD TRIP!

While it’s important to pack all that you’ll need with you on the road and to prepare yourself and your car for a road trip, you should also prepare your phone for the trip ahead. That means updating it, installing emergency contacts, charging it (and bringing your charger with you), and, of course, installing some awesome apps to help you along the way!

Here are 8 essential apps that you should keep in mind to download for your next road trip, wherever you go!

Spotify (free for Apple and Android) – Don’t have time to burn lots of discs or figure out the perfect playlist on your iPod? No problem! Just download Spotify, and you can search for songs as you go, make your own playlist beforehand, or even grab songs from other members’ playlists on the app. With Spotify at your fingertips, you can feel free to play Motown tunes when you visit Detroit, “Sweet Home Chicago” when you gaze in awe at the city of Chicago, or “Lights” by Journey when you swing by San Francisco.

While the app itself is free to download, you need to pay a monthly fee of $9.99 to listen to tunes at will. But that’s a small price to pay to save money on discs or stop pirating music, right? Right!

Karaoke Anywhere (free for Apple products) – Tired of listening to the music artists sing their songs? Got an Apple product? Then download Karaoke Anywhere, the world’s first and only fully-featured karaoke application with a streaming library of over 14,000 songs! Now you can sing your own renditions of your favorite songs with your friends while on your journey!

GasBuddy (free for Apple products and Android) – These days, road trips can be quite a pricey expenditure. In fact, it would probably cost between $300 and $600 to drive from Chicago to LA on Route 66. With GasBuddy, you can find the cheapest gas in the area around you. So don’t worry about trying to figure out if the gas station you’ve just found has the lowest prices in the area. Just use GasBuddy!

License Plate Travel Game ($0.99 for Apple products, free on Android) – Road trips are indeed fun, but sometimes if you’re traveling through a boring area for several hours at a time, it can get a little monotonous to see the same flat lands over and over and over… and over… (yawn!). That’s why there’s the License Plate Travel Game! This app lets you play continuously throughout your entire trip because it logs all of your finds and keeps a tally of all the plates you see. You get one point for plates that you’ve already found and two for new plates. This is a great app to have with you if you’re traveling on Interstates for a long time!

Air Horn (free for Apple products) – Speaking of boring, sometimes your travel companions may find themselves taking a snooze on the road. And while it’s okay to sleep on the trip a bit, you might get annoyed that they’re missing all the fun or that they’re not doing their share of driving. Air Horn is the perfect solution to wake up your travel buddies, especially if they’re heavy sleepers! Just shake your iPhone, and watch your friends come back to their senses! This app is also great to use at any sporting events you may attend on your trip.

Yelp (free for Apple products and Android) – When you travel to new locations, you know nothing about your new surroundings. How on earth can you know which restaurants are good or which hotel is best for you? That’s where Yelp comes in! You can read reviews and see the ratings that other consumers have left about all sorts of businesses in new locations and see for yourself what’s good and what’s not!

The Weather Channel App – (free for Apple products and Android) – Do the clouds look dark and ominous ahead of you? Can’t tune into the radio to hear if there are any thunderstorm or tornado warnings? Never fear! Just use The Weather Channel app! You can type in any location to see the current weather, the 10-day forecast, and much more! You can check the radar to see if those looming clouds hold rain or threaten severe weather.

iExit Interstate Exit Guide ($1.99 on Apple products, free on Android) – It’s inevitable. There will come a time or two on your road trip that you will wonder when the next gas station, rest area, hotel without bedbugs, or Steak ‘n’ Shake will show up. Instead of having to guess and keep traveling further and further on the road tired, hungry, and nearly out of gas, use iExit Interstate Exit Guide! It will show you what awaits you at the next exit and the ones afterward! This app is super handy to have on the road!

Be safe on the road, and remember – DO NOT text and drive! In fact, avoid using your apps while you’re behind the wheel. That’s what traveling friends are for! And while your friends are using all these fun apps for you on the road, nudge him or her and tell ‘em to check us out on Facebook and Twitter! We will be releasing our Bodacious Case very soon, so get caught up on all the details, stat! Happy trails!

Be The Envy of Your Friends This Year With These Five Baseball Apps!

 

Ah, March. When it comes to March, people tend to think of late snow and violent rainstorms, St. Patrick’s Day, and the promise of a new season lingering in the air. For others, the promise of a different season permeates the air in March – baseball season.

Spring training for professional baseball teams has already begun, and teams are warming up their throwing arms, readying themselves for a whole new season. Starting on Wednesday, March 28, the real fun will really begin, and baseball teams across the nation will begin facing off. What better way to prepare yourself for the upcoming season than by investing in some great MLB apps for your smartphone? Check out the following 5 apps for some great ideas on how you can keep up with your favorite teams this season!

ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2011 (free)– Many people are already getting together their fantasy baseball teams for the 2012 season, trying to figure out which players to keep on their team to give them victory. As they say, there’s an app for that! ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2011 lets you trade players throughout the baseball season! You can make impromptu lineup changes and manage your team wherever you are! You only need to sign up for an ESPN Fantasy Baseball account in order to access all the different features of the app, and you’re good to go.

EvriThing Baseball (free) – Whether you’re a rookie or an expert at baseball, you can always learn something new every day. That’s where EvriThing Baseball steps in! This free app houses a plethora of thorough information about all things baseball, taking news from sources all over the country. You can keep track of teams’ standings, injuries, free agencies, and much more! It also features dedicated channels for each MLB team so that you are able to locate the ones that matter to you the most. You can even share the stories and news with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Ballpark Envi ($0.99) – Whenever we think about the MLB, we tend to think about the teams, the players, and maybe even the managers. But what about the stadiums and cities that these teams play in? Ballpark Envi gives in-depth previews of all the team stadiums in the league by using pictures and information on the stadiums. While you can check out pictures of the stadiums, you can also take a visual tour of whichever stadium you wish to visit. You can even learn a bit of history about the stadiums, and you can even access the seating charts, too!

MLB.com At Bat 11 ($14.99) – Don’t let the price freak you out! This is one app that’s well worth the money for any die-hard baseball fan! MLB.com At Bat 11 is one of the most comprehensive sports apps there is out there; you can customize this app to track all of your favorite teams, and it can be your one and only resource for everything you want to know about the baseball season. You are able to access live-stream broadcasts of 150 spring training games through its free preview of MLB.tv, and you can easily access breaking news, audio/video broadcasts of regular season games, and of course, the stats of all of your favorite players and teams. There is also a free “light” version of this app, but be warned – it doesn’t include any live or archived audio and video broadcasts.

SportsTap (free) – This app is good to have whether it’s baseball season, football season, basketball season, or even hockey season (then again, when ISN’T it hockey season?!). You can check the stats of any game you want to check out with just a touch of a button. The best thing? The stats are updated in REAL TIME! No longer do you have to wait and refresh over and over again to see if the score has changed! You can even designate specific teams and leagues you want to follow. When you log into SportsTap, your home scree will designate your favorite leagues and teams with red-circled numbers that show how many games are currently being played.

Be sure to keep up with all the baseball info and stats this year with at least one of these apps! And be sure to keep a look out for the release of our Bodacious Case, which will be coming soon this year! Check out our Facebook page and Twitter page for more info!

These March Madness Apps Are Straight-Up Slam Dunks!

March is finally here, and basketball season is really heating up as March Madness has now gone underway! Fans across the nation are filling up brackets left and right and hoping that their favorite team will be the big winner at the end of the tournament.

With all the different games going on nearly every day, it can be difficult to keep up with all the action. Well, if you have a smart phone (and really, who DOESN’T have a smart phone, right?), there are some super awesome apps out there to help you keep up with all the action! Check out these great apps for March Madness and see why they’re the slam-dunks of apps!

March Madness Live – If you only happen to download one app for March Madness and are having difficulty choosing which one to download, THIS is the one to choose. The March Madness Live app provides you with scores and all sorts of basketball news, bracket creators to form your own brackets, and a slew of alerts that will notify you of close games with 5 minutes or less on the clock, potential upsets, and games that go into overtime. The app also features a live chat so you can talk to other basketball fans, and additionally, you can post your bracket onto Facebook and Twitter. You can also do this all for free on the iPhone and iPod Touch (and soon for the Android as well). For $3.99, you can also have access to live streaming of the games during the tournament.

PocketBracket March Basketball – If you’re all about the brackets, then this app is definitely for you! You have the ability to create an unlimited amount of brackets, and you can even create private pools with your friends to see who out of your group is the best at picking teams. The PocketBracket March Basketball app also provides game scores, which are updated throughout each day’s games, and it can be all yours on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the Android only for $0.99!

Office Pool Picker 2012 – Want to pick who you think will play whom but just don’t want to go through the whole process? Well, there’s an app for that! With Office Pool Picker 2012, you can now pick the games using your personal preferences! You’ll have to answer seemingly random questions such as “Do you prefer Captain American or The Hulk?” The app will then fill your bracket up for you depending on your answers. This lighthearted, zany app is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad for only $0.99.

March Madness Mania – When it comes to sports of any kind, it can be fun to hear what the experts have to say about the situation. Now you can tap in and get an instant analysis from NCAA legends like Dick Vitale, Andy Katz, Fran Fraschilla, and more! You can also read tweets from the coaches themselves about the games, and you can also read the latest news about the games as it happens. And this app isn’t solely text – it also provides a selection a video replays and highlights in case you happen to miss a game! The March Madness Mania can be yours on the iPhone or iPod Touch for only $0.99.

ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 – This app has a lot of different features! You can get insight from some of the best college basketball analysts in the industry, and you can also view video highlights. You can even have bracket challenges against your friends and compare your brackets against the brackets of ESPN celebrities! The best thing? The ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 app is all yours – for free!

So what are you waiting for? Go download these awesome apps now and keep up with March Madness today! And be on the lookout for the release of the Bodacious Case, coming soon this year! Check out more information on our Facebook page and our Twitter page.

Apple Names Instagram App of the Year!

The iPhone has a lot of super cool apps, that’s for sure. In fact, it’s really weird (and pointless!) for anyone using an iPhone as their means of communication to NOT have any apps! And while we all know and love Angry Birds, Words with Friends, and all those other fun apps, there’s one awesome app that has been crowned the best of 2011.

Just a few days ago, Apple has named Instagram as its “definitive” app of the year! Apple even claims that Instagram, a FREE app that allows you to take pictures on your iPhone, transform them into works of art, and share them with your friends on social media, makes it “nearly impossible to take a bad shot!”

Let me tell you, we totally believe that Instagram is THAT GOOD! In fact, the app currently has eleven, count ‘em, ELEVEN different custom filters that you can use to give your photos your own personal touch.

Instagram was introduced in Apple’s App Store on October 6, 2010, and by June 2011, the 8-month-old app had 5 million users. Currently, the 14-month-old app boasts a hearty 14 million+ users who post about 400 million photos!

For those of you who live in the dark ages and don’t have an iPhone yet (you know who you are!), you might be currently asking yourself, “So what? What’s the big deal?” Maybe those of you who DO have an iPhone are asking, “Why is this app the best? Angry Birds is the best!”

Think about it. People these days are glued to their phones. In fact, I bet if you take a look around you, you’ll see people texting on their phone, taking pictures with it, or POSSIBLY talking with someone on the phone (I know – it seems so archaic anymore, doesn’t it?). The cell phone, especially the iPhone, is ubiquitous and goes with us wherever we go! And well, is there another app out there that can let you take pictures of whatever you want, doll them all up, and INSTANTLY share your photos with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr? Nope!

If you’re still not inspired by this app, why not check out Instagram’s top 15 users? Trust us, if you check these users’ photos out, you’re going to want to download this app, and you may never want to use a bulky camera ever again

And guess what? You’ll soon be able to enjoy using Instagram on your own iPhone, which will soon be protected by a totally BODACIOUS iPhone case! We at Bodacious Cases are gearing up for our national launch of our super awesome cases in mid-January, and we couldn’t be more excited! We will be offering the iPhone 4 case, and then we plan on issuing other smart phone cases and cases for the iPad, Motorola Droid, iPod Touch, and much more!

Find out more info about us! Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our excellent, admirable, attractive, BODACIOUS Cases!