NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
It's a quick way for you to better enjoy the summer or a quick way for you to make a little extra money this summer, or bot, depending on how you look at the "Spinlister" app.
It's a peer-to-peer sports equipment sharing service, meaning if you're anywhere in the country and even many parts of the world, and you want to rent a bike or a surfboard or even skis or a snowboard, you pull up the app, and on a map, you'll see a whole bunch of icons showing you people around you who will lend you their gear for a small fee. Conversely, if you have any of that stuff just sitting around, you can list it and have someone shoot you over some cash to borrow it.
There are loads of questions with this, so here are answers to some of the basics. On the renter side, you will have to sign a waiver before using any equipment so that the rentee isn't liable if you get hurt. Also, if you damage the equipment while out with it, it's your responsibility to fix it. As the rentee, Spinlister does cover your equipment in case of damage or theft. Aside from that, it's as simple as it seems to rent anything from high-end equipment to a kid's bike with training wheels.
Spinlister is a free app for iOS and Android devices.
DreamWorks Dragon Adventure World Explorer
If you're on a road trip this summer, this app's a interesting way to keep your young one interested in everything you're passing in the real world thanks to what's happening in this virtual world.
"DreamWorks Dragon Adventure World Explorer," built to help promote the new "How to Train Your Dragon 2" movie, lets you play as characters from the movie and fly one of six dragons. But the wow factor is in the train mode, where you fly a dragon over what looks like a landscape from the movie. only it's being created real-time, thanks to GPS, over the world outside your window, with authentic weather piped in via the Weather Channel and real-world locations brought in and weaved into the action through Foursquare.
DreamWorks Dragon Adventure World Explorer is a free app for Windows phones.