For many of us here in the United States, we’re in the dead of summer. At times, it can feel like there’s no clear end in sight. Luckily, for many of us, summer is also a time for us to take a few days off work and kick up our feet and relax.
Whatever your plans are throughout the rest of the summer, these five mobile apps should help keep things fun:
- Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference: Planning to hit the beach this summer? Wolfram’s app makes the most of the power of the smartphone by telling you how long you can be out in the sun without burning based off of your location, skin type, time, and type of sunscreen you’re using. Sun umbrella not included.
- Peek Tours & Activities: Whether you’re at home or on the road, Peek is a great app for finding and booking activities in a number of major US regions (plus a few others). From neighborhoods to visit to hot air balloon rides to catch, if you’re looking for something to do on vacation, Peek is your friend.
- GetMyBoat: Looking to get out on the water? GetMyBoat is like Airbnb but for, well, boats. GetMyBoat has you covered from boat rentals to chartered fishing trips and everything in between.
- SkySafari: If your idea of summer fun is heading out at night and witnessing the beauty of the night sky, SkySafari is for you. When pointed at a night sky, SkySafari helps you find constellations, satellites, planets, and more. It’s a great tool for learning more about the universe around us, and as a bonus, it’s bound to be cool(er) out when you’re able to use it.
- Bivy: Finally, for the outdoorsmen and women out there, Bivy is an invaluable research for finding trails, rivers, and other adventures. Its crowdsourced info provides activities for people of all fitness and skill levels. As an added bonus, it’s a great way for dog owners to find new and interesting places for walks!
Whether your idea of summer fun is laying on a beach, catching a plane to a foreign city, or heading out into the woods with a tent and a book, these summer mobile apps are sure to help make your summer a little bit better.