6. 20 Minute Meals – Jamie Oliver
Though there are currently only 60 recipes in this app, Jamie makes cooking a wonderful experience with his high quality photos and videos. Inside you’ll find cooking tips, techniques, an interactive shopping list and even voice-prompts from famous chef and health food activist Jamie Oliver himself.
7. Yelp Mobile
Platforms: iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, Blackberry
Cost: Free 9
Yelp Mobile is a great app that uses location-aware technology to help you discover new restaurants, bars, and more. Sort by highest rated to find the best restaurants in your area. Yelp also has an augmented reality feature called Monacle which uses your camera to virtually show places around your area.
8. Google Goggles
Platforms: iPhone, Android
Within Google’s Mobile App you’ll find Google Goggles, an app that lets you visually learn more about objects like landmarks, logos and book covers by just taking a photo of it. Launched as an Android app last year, this handy app recently became available on the iPhone. Use it when traveling around the city to learn more about what’s around you or snap a picture of a business card to add that person directly into your Google Contacts database.
9. Google Sky Map
Using your phone’s camera, this augmented reality app will give you a great appreciation for your universe by showing you, in real-time, what stars, planets and constellations are above you. You can also search for a planet or star and the app will guide you to it. Currently, this app is only available on the Android platform.
10. Wikitude World Browser
Platforms: iPhone, Android, Symbian, Bada
This augmented reality app uses your camera to scan your surroundings and then brings up relevant data. This includes useful Wikipedia information that could enhance your travel experiences by giving you a deeper understanding of important points of interest. Great for traveling or for getting to know your city a little bit more.
What app would you add to the list? Let us know below.
Alice Yoo is the founder and editor in chief of My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Economics, Alice received her MBA, worked in advertising for MTV and Outdoor Channel and then started My Modern Met in 2008. With over 2.5 million page views per month, My Modern Met has become an art, culture and lifestyle destination for the modern man and woman.