Lifestyle iPhone Apps
What To Look For In An iPhone Lifestyle App
iPhone lifestyle apps include many types, from those that offer coupons hourly, to those that help you with your daily mantras, to a personalized Wiki that gives you information based on your location. Lifestyle really is a broad category and even includes religious based apps, food and drink apps and political apps. Currently, iTunes offers over 500 different iPhone lifestyle apps, so surely, there is something for everyone.
Some mobile apps in the lifestyle category are similar to what you might find in a iPhone travel app, such as restaurant finders, city specific information and cheap gas price apps. You can also find many dating and marriage type apps, from apps that will call your girlfriend to apps that will calculate how long your marriage might last.
The interesting thing about lifestyle apps is that you might not even know what iPhone lifestyle app you might need or enjoy until you see it. You really have to look through the apps to see what’s available. Without realizing it at first and after checking out the iPhone app that helps you create your grocery shopping list, it dawns on you that you’ve needed that app all along. Or you might decide that a restaurant tip calculator could help you leave a fair tip for a really great server.
So take a little time and visit the iTunes App Store’s lifestyle section. You mind find an easy solution to a challenge you’ve been facing, discover inspiring quotes, get a giggle from new LOLcats or even find a name for your soon-to-be-delivered baby.
Since there are a wide variety of iPhone lifestyle apps available, there are many features to consider. However, regardless of which mobile app you choose, it should be easy to understand and use. The cell phone app should also come with adequate built-in support, including easy to understand instructions, or conversely, the app should to be so simple to use, that instructions become moot.
Most lifestyle apps are paid apps meaning you can’t try them out for free; however, the majority are low priced at fewer than five dollars. It will certainly prove helpful to check out screenshots and read about iPhone apps we have reviewed on this site to determine which apps best suit your needs.
All iPhone apps should have easy-to-use and understand buttons, symbols and instructions. The app should quickly and easily interpret the unique finger movement commands that the iPhone is capable of receiving.
Graphics for iPhone lifestyle apps are generally not as complex as what you might see in a paid iPhone game app, but they should be clean, vivid and useful. In addition, graphic symbols used for commands should be easy to interpret.
Versions of iPhone apps that have been out for awhile should be stable, provided that you have the correct operating system on your iPhone, which currently is the iPhone 2.1 software update. Generally, reviews will report known problems and glitches about apps helping you make your purchase decisions.
Most iPhone apps are small programs, some even under a single MB. However, other apps, such as cook book apps for example can be much larger. So, when looking for an app, consider how much of your iPhone memory you want utilized before purchasing.
iPhone apps are portable and easy to use, however, if you are interested in a PC version of similar type programs, check out our Reference and Lifestyle Software Reviews. Or for web versions, see our Web Services Reviews.