App-y times

Gen Y depends on smartphones to keep in touch with friends, watch movies, TV, or get work done. It’s the software in the phone that makes it possible to pursue all these tasks. Apps too cater to the specific requirements of users. Some are pre-installed, others may be downloaded. In fact, there’s an app these days for just about anything.

For bookworms

Wattpad: Its tagline rightly says ‘stories you will love’. It has provided many budding authors a chance to present their work in a public forum free of cost. You can search for popular genres, unique topics or any story you wish to read.

For fitness freaks

Zombies,Run! : Running becomes way more fun when each step gets you closer to accomplishing your mission, collecting materials for your base camp, and keeping humans safe from the zombie apocalypse. No wonder ‘Zombies,Run!’ is such a popular fitness app.

For backpackers

Triposo : Not all trips are about unplugging. For adventurers who consider their smartphone a companion, and need guidance with language or maps, Triposo makes a handy travel guide, using publicly available information.

For music lovers

Spotify: Music for everyone and for all ages. You can listen to the music of your choice wherever you are. With Spotify, music can be browsed or searched according to artist, album, genre, playlist and record label.

For students

FluentU :Learning English is like playing a game – no more boring vocabulary and grammar exercises! FluentU transforms music videos, commercials, news, and inspiring conversation into English-learning experiences. Familiarise yourself with the English language and culture.

For binge serial watchers

Netflix: Lazing on a Sunday planning to watch the whole series ofGame of Thrones? But no access to television? There’s Netflix that gives you an opportunity to watch TV episodes, series and movies on your phone.

For foodies

Dineout : With a user interface that’s easy on the eye, Dineout goes beyond restaurant listings and reviews. You can make reservations at a restaurant of your choice with the app.

For avid quizzers

QuizUp: If you are an avid quizzer, then it’s time for QuizUp. The app has quizzes on practically every topic you can think of from the Big Bang theory to Bajrangi Bhaijaan .

Compiled by Katyayani Jha, Std. XI

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