Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 23, 2014

There’s An App For That! Part 1

Apps 1

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution you are having trouble keeping? Did you know…

There’s An App For That!

And nearly everything else you can think of.

What is an App?

An App is a short term for Application. It is used in this situation to reference what seems like a never ending list of software programs that one can use on most mobile devices or while online. Some are free of charge but others cost, usually a monthly fee.

How they work

Once downloaded on your technology, that program is practically one click or touch away. It makes connecting to your favorite social media site, email account, news program, game, or weight loss counselor, just to name a few, available within minutes, sometimes just seconds.  All you need to do is tap or click on their familiar icon and you are there.

Most Popular Apps

Some of the most popular apps today include:

  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Temple Run 2
  • Critical Strike Portable
  • Vine
  • Falcon Pro
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pandora Radio
  • Copy
  • Sliding Explorer

In addition to these popularly used apps, many common place things now have apps. There is a very good chance that your favorite stores, restaurants, weight loss systems, colleges, sports teams and television programs have apps available as well.

Can you “live” without them?

Yes… no…well, it depends on you and your lifestyle. It seems that in today’s world sometimes the questions and answers are…

What do we want?      Everything!

When do we want it? NOW!

Can most live without all the convenience provided by apps and the technology we use them on? Yes, most can and some choose to do just that but with each passing day more people are choosing not to. With every new smartphone, tablet, computer, or other electronic device purchased, technology impacts more and more of our daily lives and the world becomes more dependent on the convenience of it and yet there are those that may rely on the availability of technology because of a disability.

Apps that make life easier

There certainly is an ease of use for those that incorporate the use of these apps when dealing with a disability. That one click on the mouse or tap on screen makes reaching sites that assist those individuals with disabilities more convenient and less cumbersome to navigate.  In part 2 of There’s An App For That, we will look at some of those apps and see what is out there.

Information sourced from businessinsider.com and androidandme.com.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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