Whether you plan on living it up at the beach, tearing up the slopes, or staying at home and relaxing, everyone can agree that spring break is a magical time. To honor this amazing weeklong holiday, we’ve compiled a list of ways that Android users can utilize their smart phones to maximize their spring break.
For many, the mere mention of spring break conjures up the smell of the ocean and the sound of crashing waves. Until they develop an app that prevents sunburn, the beach loving Android user’s best friend is the Surfline Surf Report app, which lets you check conditions via live streaming HD video from popular beaches around the world. Non-surfers should get this app simply for its live weather updates and forecasts.
Poor souls who don’t happen to live by the water will have to settle for DualBoot Game’s My Beach HD, a live wallpaper that turns your phone’s home screen into a beautiful private beach. This isn’t just a background picture, it’s an interactive and explorable world packed with details, right down to a gentle ocean breeze (and a shark). See for yourself with this video demo.
The combination of pristine snow and sunshine makes spring break the ideal time for skiers and snowboarders. Mountain-bound spring breakers should grab skireport.com’s Ski and Snow Report App. This app lists the slope conditions at all the nearest resorts and includes live camera feeds and testimonials from other skiers.
Advanced snowboarders should download Snow Dice. Roll the virtual dice to get a new random trick combination to perform. It’s great for sharpening your skills or for playing a slope-style game of horse with your buddies.
If you’re looking to get away from it all this spring break, TripAdvisor is basically the only app you’ll need. Just type in your desired destination and TripAdvisor will pull up a wealth of valuable information, including flight times, restaurant recommendations, activity ideas, and hotel listings. But the feature you’ll use the most is the section for testimonials from fellow travelers.
Download Camera Zoom FX to capture your vacation memories in style. It comes with a full editing studio and lets you send pictures from your phone straight to Facebook, Twitter, or to your friends and family through e-mail.
Of course, you don’t have to plan a big trip to have a satisfying spring break. With the help of your Android phone, you can spend your vacation doing nothing at all. You can waste away the hours with your favorite Android game, might we suggest the recently rebooted Sonic the Hedgehog franchise? Or you can download the Kobo e-reader app, and escape with a spring break thriller, like Spring Break, the appropriately named murder mystery by Kayla Perrin.
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