July 29, 2014

Best apps for mom on Mother's Day

Android mother's day

So you got your mom an Android phone or tablet for Mother’s Day.  First of all, congratulations on officially becoming the favorite child. Secondly, you are gonna have to fill that device with great apps for your mother to enjoy (you’re gonna be setting it up for her anyway, so why not). Without further ado, we bring you the best apps for mom on Mother’s Day.

Life360

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Life360 aims to be your all-in-one of sorts when it comes to keeping up with the family.  Give your mother peace of mind by giving her access to the family’s happenings at the push of a button.

Life360 uses the phone’s GPS to track family members and allows them to check-in when they reach their destination.  Users can even track each other to see if anyone’s running late for a family event.

In the event of an emergency, Life360 acts as a lifeline for family.  If someone needs help, the app can send messages to others in your circles to alert them to your whereabouts so help can be sent your way.

Life360 also has a find-my-phone feature that will track and locate your phone in the event that it is lost.  Users can find their lost phone via the Web or by using another member’s phone.

Glympse

glympse

Glympse is another location sharing app, but it is different in that you don’t have to sign up to use the service or create a selected group to send location information.  You can send your location to others that have the app, and you can also send your location and ETA via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter.  This app would be great for when mom is away from home and you want to know when she’ll be back to cook dinner.

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner

shop savvy

Mom will love this app.  Shop Savvy is designed to aid in finding the best deal on any product.  While shopping, the user can scan the bar code of items to find out if there is a better price locally or on the Web.  You can even keep a history of items that you have scanned for viewing later.