Whether you’re a Proud America, curious to learn more about America or both, The Wonder of Tech has some spectacular apps to help you discover all about the USA!
1. Manual for the United States of America – this app, available for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store, has absolutely everything you want or need to know about the USA. This app is chock full of handy reference documents, including:
- The Declaration of Independence,
- The Constitution,
- List of Presidents,
- List of States
- Supreme Court Justices,
- Supreme Court cases,
- Presidential addresses,
- Articles of Confederation,
- Federalist Papers
- Anti-Federalist Papers
- UN Charter
and plenty more. Whether you’re craving more US knowledge, studying for a US History exam, prepping for US citizen test or cramming before you announce your candidacy for US President, this app is a must have app for you.
2. Civil War App – as we celebrate our country’s 235th birthday today, we should remember that our country has overcome many challenges, but none as dire as The Civil War, 150 years ago. The Civil War Today app, by A & E, the History Channel and Bottle Rocket Apps, brings news of the Civil War to your iPad as if it were happening today. This amazing app for iPads, which will be updated daily until April 26, 2015, is available in the iTunes App Store. Read my full review of this quality app here: The Civil War Today: A Must-Have iPad App!
- A Blog,
- Video Clips,
- News Room and
- What’s Happening Live
You can also stay up to date by following @whitehouse on Twitter.
4. Show of Hands – if you want to learn someone’s opinion, just ask. That’s what Show of Hands does and reveals the answers to you in a clever format. This addictive, free app asks three questions each day and then reveals the answers. You can search the responses according to state, gender, income, political party, age and income. The app has added a Comment section so you can read what’s on others’ minds or add your own 2¢. Read all about Show of Hands in my review: Show of Hands: A Poll Lot of Fun!.
5. Stack the States – get the kids involved with this educational, adorable game that combines the elements of history, geography and a puzzle game (a bit like Tetris). Stack the States quizzes you on information about the states, such as capitals, shapes, mottos and location, among other subjects. Get the questions correct and you drop the state to the bottom of the screen. Stack the states above the finish line to achieve new levels and unlock new states.
Your kids will love this game because it’s fun and addicting. You’ll love this game because it’s educational (though be careful because adults can get addicted to this game as well!). If you need convincing this game is fun and addictive, see this Flickr image of a proud kid who learned about all 50 states through this app: Stack the States!.
Check out this $0.99 app in the iTunes App Store.
6. Fireworks! – Can’t get to a live fireworks show? Away from your loved ones? Create your own fireworks display with a creative, free app from Swakker, Fireworks, available in the iTunes App Store. The background images are scenes from America but you can include your own images as well. What makes this app unique is the ability to write a message and send it via email or text to a loved one.
Here’s a video of the cool ways you can use this amazing free app:
7. 3D Skyrocket Fireworks Live Wallpaper - this free app from the Android Market turns your Android screen into a fireworks display. Enjoy the bright colors bursting on your screen any day of the year! There is also a pro version for $1.93 that eliminates the ads Pro Version of 3D Skyrocket Fireworks Live Wallpaper
Also to celebrate the 4th of July, check out the App Sales in the iTunes App Store, including DataMan Pro for iPad3G, listed at the TiPB website: iOS App Sales.
Enjoy the day!
Are you using apps to celebrate the 4th of July? Do you enjoy apps about America? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Image by Ian Britton