If you’re in the U.S. then you will obviously know the significance of today’s date, the 4th of July, otherwise known as Independence Day. People all across the country will be celebrating this federal holiday that marks the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which declared independence from Great Britain. With this in mind we’ve rounded up some of the best 4th of July apps for 2012 for desserts, recipes, celebrations, quotes and more.
Nationwide people will be celebrating the day with parades, barbecues, picnics, family get-togethers, concerts, speeches, and ceremonies and of course the obligatory fireworks. What better way to spend the day than to share it with friends and family and the following apps could really help you make the best of the holiday. We have some apps for iOS and Android and if you want to see more on them or download then simply head to the links that will take you straight to the App Store or Google Play.
Firstly we have 4th of July Recipes as the day would not be the same without some real feasting. This is available for Android here or for iOS here, priced at $0.99 and impressively contains over 200 4th of July recipes for Inependence Day. The recipes include tips and techniques and just some of the great lip-smacking dishes included on the app are Midwestern Potato Salad, 4th of July Baked Beans, Grilled All-American Burgers, Texas-Style Barbecued Chicken Legs, Creole Carnival Burgers, 4th of July Flag Cake, American Flag Cookies, Star Spangled Pie, 4th of July Apple Pie and many, many more. Makes me hungry just thinking about it! The Android version is compatible for devices running Android 1.6 or later and the iOS version is suitable for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 3.0 or later.
The next app we have for your consideration is 4th of July Gifts, an iOS app. This one is also priced at $0.99 and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 3.1 or later. If you want to treat those you love and care for on this special day, this app has some great ideas. Some beautiful cards are available that you can customize with your own message and then have it sent by mail or posted on Facebook, or save to Photo Library. Another feature of this app is the ability to use masks of Presidents in cartoon style that can be overlapped on photos, zoomed in or zoomed out and also rotated.
Moving on we have a great app called 4th of July Quotes. This is a free Android app suitable for devices running Android 1.5 or later. This app not only has patriotic quotes but also humorous quotes about Independence Day for something a little different. How about this one from Archibald MacLeish. “There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.” You can also email the quotes on this app to friends and family.
Our last app for this special day is Happy 4th July Live Wallpaper for those who fancy a new look. This is another free Android app, compatible for devices running Android 2.1 or later. It features the American flag with moving fireworks noting Independence Day celebrations and it could really get you in the mood of the spirit of the day. There are options to choose your frame speed and three settings for sizes, Natural Size, Best Fit to Screen and Stretch to Screen. You can save to an SD card and also share with family and friends via Twitter, Facebook, Text, MMS and Email.
This concludes our selection of 4th of July apps and hopefully from these you’ll be able to find exactly the app you need to make the best out of the day and enhance your enjoyment of the celebrations. If you have any other particularly good 4th of July apps to recommend to our readers then let us know by sending your comments. How will you be celebrating the 4th of July?