If you live in Akron, Canton or Alliance, here's an app you need to download...and have your kids download it too. It's called “Here Comes The Bus”. Its a tracking app that gives you a real-time location of the school bus on its way to your house. The app also gives you an estimated time of arrival, and actual time of drop-off.
The app is free on both iPhone and Android devices – but you need to be in a participating school district. (if your school or district aren't participating, the app will not the location of your bus.
So you missed Ohio's back-to-school Tax Free Weekend; maybe you still have items on the kids shopping list; or you enjoy bargains! Check TheKrazyCouponLady.com for deals on everything from body lotion to furniture, markers to mangos. The website is full of coupons, deals and sales for stores all over the country...and they've devoted an entire section to back-to-school (click the link in the upper right-hand corner): clothes, supplies, sneakers, books, and everything in between.
You can search for coupons for specific items, limit your results to one store, event filter out coupons and focus just on sales!
Earlier this month, Amazon rolled out a new feature on it's app. Take a picture of a screw or washer and it will help you find and order an identical match. The feature asks you to place the (for instance) screw on a white piece of paper and place a penny next to it for scale.
Snap a pic, and the search engine takes it from there. It'll let you customize your search to narrow down the results too. Slot head or phillips head, brass or galvanized, US or metric. This feature is helpful both for professionals and hobbyists.
Whether you're working on your car or a cabinet, fixing the deck or fixing a broken toy...the Part Finder feature on the Amazon app is sure to come in handy.
So far, iOS only.
This week is a two-fer! For the fishermen, canoers and kayakers in the audience, here are a couple apps that can help you with your next outing:
First, “Go Paddling” (free for iPhone & Android). This app points you, not only to all the great, scenic places to take your canoe, but it also points out designated in-and-out points along the way. You may already know you want to travel the Black River, but you may not know where you'll have access to put-in and take-out...this app tells you. (works all over the country, not just Ohio).
Second, “RiverApp” (free for iPhone & Android). Before you head out for a river excursion, check the conditions with this app. It uses data from the USGS, NOAA, and other government agencies to give you information for your trip. River depths, speeds, water temperatures and more information is available for over 20,000 waterways world-wide.
Every July 11th, 7-11 celebrates by giving everyone a free Slurpie. Well, today, you can get even more from them – and what you get is the gift that gives all year. Download the Official 7-11 App and earn reward points toward free stuff with every purchase! The app is, essentially, a mobile rewards card, but it also pushes coupons to your phone, has a store locator and more.
(Members of the 7Rewards club also get their 7th drink free!)