Apps for Adventure
To me, adventure has always been the connections and bonds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere. – Bear Grylls, Adventurer
As spring gives way to summer, it is natural to yearn for adventure and begin reaching beyond the everyday routine. Daydreams become planning and planning invites everyone to contribute their ideas for recreation and enjoying family fun. What will your summer look like? Will your family try something new or visit an familiar favorite place? Are you stressing about schedules, still wrangling with summer school options, or opting for a creative staycation?
Whatever your summer brings, we have found some apps for adventures both big and small. Whether you are traveling across the U.S. or traveling across town to a playground with adaptive equipment, enjoy adding these apps into your summer time fun!
Josh & Emma Go to the Beach
By The Norval/Sinclair Company LLC
Come along with brother and sister, Josh & Emma, as they take an adventure to the beach in this interactive storybook app, Josh & Emma Go to the Beach. Designed for children between the ages of two and four, this beautifully illustrated story takes users on an interactive adventure as Josh and Emma need assistance in filling their bucket with objects they discover on the beach.
By Astrodantastic Software
Historical Markers is an interactive app that allows users to see historical markers and destinations, depending on their physical location. This is a great app to use when traveling this summer or to learn more about the history in the area where you live. Users search for markers by entering a destination. The app tracks the app user’s physical location and they are able to view the red and green pins within a 10 mile radius. Red pins are historical markers with photos included and the green pins show locations listed in the U.S National Registry of Historic Places. When a user clicks on a red or green pin on the map, they are shown information about that historical marker. This includes a title, description, photo if available, coordinates, and a link to the website associated with the marker.
Enjoy a summer evening studying the stars in your backyard with the Star Chart app. Star Chart turns your iOS device into an augmented reality astronomy app. Simply point your device at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at. Fun for users of all ages and abilities, Star Chart calculates, in real time, the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are.
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