Apps to help celebrate American Independence Day

By Gary Johnson - Jun 30, 2011

As the 4th of July gets closer we thought we would provide you with an article looking at applications to help you celebrate American Independence Day.

If you are planning on having a party or just have some friends over, Cocktails and Cookbook 1.0 for the iPad may be of interest to you. This application contains over 600 cocktail, wine and food recipes, and has a big variety of summer and USA themed cocktails.

Cocktails such as Uncle Sam, Americano, and the American Flag are included in the application, alongside great recipes for food including Melt in your Mouth Meatloaf. There is also salads, Cornbread and much more included. You will also find a variety of desserts and even smoothies to please your guests.

Cocktails and Cookbook 1.0 is currently available worldwide on the App Store at a discounted price of $0.99/£0.59. iOS 3.2 or later required.

To really make you feel patriotic is July 4th- Independence Day- Fireworks 1.1.1 which is available for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Contained in this application is Fly The Flag, Sing-along with The Star Spangled Banner, and the July 4th Quiz. With Sing-along to The Star Spangled Banner all the lyrics are displayed on the screen, and the July 4th Quiz has questions about the United States Independence Day.

Each time you play it unlocks features within the Firework Display, which features a scale 3D model of the Washington Monument and results in a massive display of colors and explosions. July 4th- Independence Day- Fireworks 1.1.1 is available worldwide on the App Store for only $0.99/£0.59. iOS 2.2.1 or later.

4th of July Recipes 1.0 will really get your friends and family’s taste buds going with a collection of Independence Day recipes. In this application you will find all the traditional recipes, plus some with a unique twist. There are over 200 tasty recipes included which will cater for all tastes, and will mean you never have boring food at a party again.

4th of July Recipes 1.0 is available worldwide on the App Store for only $0.99/£0.59. Requires iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with iOS 3.0 or later, and is available for owners of Android devices from the Android Market.

Another application for owners of Android devices is the iStoryBooks American History Edition. The application has been designed to improve children’s knowledge of the culture and history of America. It contains three American history books with a professional voice over. They will learn the profiles of the heroes who had a part in building the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

There are also monuments shown to the children that are of historical and patriotic importance, for more information head over to the Android Market.

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