An iPhone Summer: Day One [App Bundle]

If your winter was anything like we enjoyed—yeah right—in Chicago, you’re probably beyond excited that summer is right around the corner. To get everyone ready for summer fun, I’ll be sharing two iOS applications a day for the next six days that you’re not gonna want to miss. Summer’s about getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors before old man winter flexes his muscles again. Each one of these applications will get you out of the house and exploring the world around you while enjoying the warm summer weather.


Sometimes you just want to get away, but you don’t have a vacation planned or even a few extra days off. Just because you can’t get out of town doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan a short getaway. Head over to the iOS App Store and download Day Trips and Getaways and you’ll find some great places to visit in a day or one night over your weekend. My first interaction with this application provided us information on a scenic forest preserve only 15 minutes from our house that we had completely forgotten about. This application will show you some great things to do around quite a few major metropolitan areas. Not all major U.S. cities are included in Day Trips and Getaways as of yet, but as this application becomes more popular other cities will be added.


Are you a modern day Magellan who seeks out the best places to go for a run, sight see, grab a beer, or even find cool hidden spots? If so, navigate your way to the iOS App Store and download a travel and photo application called Trover. Here you will find likeminded individuals sharing information about their discoveries along with some photos. Be sure and give a thanks, basically a like, to other users for their discoveries. Much like Twitter, you can follow your favorite users and discover even more places you never knew existed. One cool thing about Trover is you get a range map showing drop pins for your discoveries. The further you travel the greater your reach stretches around the globe. You must tag where your pictures are from in order for them to show up on your map.

If you like what you saw today, you’re not gonna want to miss the next 5 days over here at iOS Etc. This summer you’ll be reaching for your iOS devices to get you involved with everything going on around you. Afraid you’ll forget to check back tomorrow? No worries! Sign-up for “theCritic” club and you’ll get an update when new content is posted on the website. Sit back and let us contact you when there’s new information. Sign-up below and the emails you receive will only come from iOS Etc. See you tomorrow!

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Jeremy McGinty

Jeremy McGinty is an iOS expert and has written over 350 articles relating to Apple and their products over the past two years. Writing about iPhones, iPads, and anything relating to Apple is what Jeremy does in his free time and you’re going to love reading how he’s a normal guy just like you. Jeremy is the most approachable person you’ll ever meet and you should try it out for yourself, send him a message here!

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