I still use a key in the ignition to start my car; but I’m wasting my strength: there’s an app for that! There are loads of articles out there on the subject of unique uses for smartphones. Here I’d to draw on one I saw recently in the online version (of course) of Readers Digest.
- Viper’s SmartStart, which works on the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones can pretty start your car’s engine from anywhere in the world. Not sure why someone would want to start their car from too great a distance, but there it is. The price runs from $300 – $600.
- For no cost at all, for $0.99 if you’d like to skip the ads, you can get a read on your heart rate! iPhone and Android users, you can get the Instant Heart Rate app at your local app store. This award-winning app uses the camera to scan blood flow.
- Put on your best singing voice: for a monthly subscription of $9.99, Karafun lets you access its library (currently almost 10,000 songs) and put on karaoke. If you have the right set-up, you can broadcast the fun to your big-screen TV.
- Thanks to the millions of people who use it, Trapster has built a mammoth database of—you guessed it—police ‘enforcement’ points. In a word, it acts like a radar detector! (And it’s free.)
- For $2.99 (only available for iPhone at present), Night Recorder will keep your phone’s voice recorder on standby until it hears something. It will then record what it heard! Use it for proof of snoring, or if you’re the investigative type, for other strange sounds that might wake you.
App lovers and trackers: fitting news to end this post with. Besides the five very unique and cool apps we just talked about, there’s at least another 1 million apps out there! Something for everyone – for entertainment AND business. Did you find these apps interesting? Is there an app you can create that will generate interest while promoting your business?