Kindle Fire Apps: There’s Something For Everybody
One of the aspects which consumers find appealing about Amazon’s new mobile device is the large array of Kindle Fire apps available. You can find apps to help you find restaurants to eat dinner or recipes to cook a meal. There are also business-related apps that will help you manage your bank account and assist in office work. Amazon even has a large variety of educational games designed for children. Additionally, there are games that adults will also enjoy.
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The Urban Spoon website assists consumers all around the world to find the best restaurants to fit their dining needs. This includes an online dining reservation system, which Urban Spoon launched in August 2009. Now Urban Spoon is available as one of Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps, allowing you to take the site’s dining data and reservation service anywhere you go. Along with all of the usual features available on the website the app version utilizes GPS technology to locate restaurants conveniently located near your current location.
Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals
Most people know Jamie Oliver from his television series, The Naked Chef, a cooking show which ran from 1998 to 1999. Currently, Oliver stars in the cooking shows, Oliver’s Twist and Pukka Tukka, which are broadcasted in over 40 countries. Amazon now features his cooking recipes in one of its newest Kindle Fire apps, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals. One of Amazon’s most highly anticipated Kindle Fire apps, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals comes with 60 recipes, each only requiring approximately 20 minutes to prepare. The app also includes 21 videos of Jamie showing various cooking tips, which makes it one of the most interactive Kindle Fire apps.
Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner
Be ready for dinner with over 40,000 recipes available on one of Amazon’s favorite “Foodie” Kindle Fire apps, Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner. This app organizes recipes by dish, ingredients, and preparation time. Also, if you are having trouble deciding what to cook for dinner, you can physically shake your phone and the app will randomly put together ingredient selections to start giving you cuisine ideas.
Exchange by TouchDown
Exchange by TouchDown is one of Amazon’s most useful Kindle Fire apps for the business person. The app connects with corporate email accounts, sets appointments to your business calendar, creates task lists, and a variety of other functions. TouchDown also allows you to remotely erase your private data in your mobile device and your email for security purposes in the case that your mobile device cannot be found.
OfficeSuite Pro 5
Among all of the apps targeted for business functions OfficeSuite Pro 5 may be one of the most utilitarian Kindle Fire Apps available. Amazon designed this app to allow you to continue working from home as if you never left the office. OfficeSuite Pro comes equipped with capabilities for word processing, spreadsheets, and a variety of other business-related functions. Users are also able to work with DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, and PDF files.
ColorNote Notepad Notes
Eliminate the need to carry around sticky notes and notepads with one of Amazon’s most useful and straightforward Kindle Fire apps, ColorNote Notepad Notes. This app allows you to take notes and create checklists directly onto your mobile device. ColorNote also enables you to send your notes via e-mail as text, rather than as a cumbersome attachment. The app also comes with a useful search function for locating specific notes and items.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Everybody loves the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham. Now you can bring this children’s classic book everywhere you go with one of Amazon’s newest Kindle Fire apps for children. This app allows your child to experience the book by either listening to the narrated story, reading it page by page, or play the story in a movie-like experience. Additionally, the Green Eggs and Ham app won Editor’s Choice in Children Technology Review in August 2010.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Another children’s favorite among Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps is Monkey Preschool Lunchbox. This app for your Kindle Fire contains a series of games that teaches children to identify colors, letters, numbers and shapes while being entertained and having fun. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox comes with six different mini-games, which keeps your children from being bored and provides hour after hour of learning fun.
Kids Paint is one of Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps for children aimed at fostering creativity and interest in the arts. This app allows your child to draw and paint directly on your mobile device. Although nothing beats real paint, this is one of parents’ favorite Kindle Fire apps because it avoids the need for messy cleanups.
Scrabble has always been an all-time favorite game since its introduction as a board game. Now it has become one of Amazon’s most popular Kindle Fire apps. With this app you can enjoy a game of Scrabble with your friends online from your mobile device. You can play up to 50 games simultaneously, while chatting at the same time. The app tracks your statistics and includes a built-in dictionary.
People all over the world have been playing crossword puzzles since the late 19th century. As one of Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps, Crossword Lite brings this classic game directly to your mobile device. The app starts you off with ten professionally designed crossword puzzles, while the full version includes 200 different crosswords. The app also saves your progress and allows you to work on the puzzles in any order you prefer.
Bird’s the Word
Another one of Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps that puts a spin on old-fashioned word games is Bird’s the Word. This game, available directly on your mobile device, challenges you to create as many words as you can on a grid. However, if you are not fast enough, the a bird will occupy a space, instead of a word. This makes it more difficult to make new words. You can play the game by yourself or challenge your friends through Facebook.
For all you television junkies, now you can take your favorite television shows with you anywhere you go on one of Amazon’s most innovative Kindle Fire apps. Hulu Plus enables you to stream the current episode of select popular television shows directly from your Kindle Fire. You can also choose to watch classic television series that may no longer be showing on television. Additionally, you can watch hundreds of movie titles.
In one of its most useful Kindle Fire apps, Amazon teams up with Chase Bank to allow Chase banking customers to access their accounts directly from their mobile device. The app allows you to view account balances and transaction history. You can also transfer money and pay bills at any time. Additionally, Chase Mobile allows clients to edit and cancel payments.
Started in 1922, Reader’s Digest is one of the best-selling consumer magazines in the U.S. Amazon is proud to partner with the magazine to bring you one of its new Kindle Fire apps. The Reader’s Digest app is an interactive edition of the magazine. Along with the usual articles on health, work, food, relationships, and finance, you will also find an array of videos, slideshows, animations and links to helpful Websites.
Where’s My Water
One of the new Kindle Fire apps, Where’s My Water, takes you on the adventures of Swampy the Alligator in a game that is entertaining and also teaches you scientific concepts. Swampy is in desperate need of water in his underground home. This game challenges users to use basic physics concepts to guide water to Swampy via subterranean pipes.
Atari’s Greatest Hits
Atari video games were all the craze during the 1980s. Now, with one of Amazon’s most popular Kindle Fire apps, you can revisit your favorite Atari games right on your mobile device. There are over 100 class Atari games available on Amazon’s online app store. Upon downloading the Atari’s Greatest Hits app you will receive the classic Atari game, Missile Commander for absolutely no cost.
Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD
Have you ever dreamed of being an airplane pilot? If so, then you will enjoy Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips HD, one of Amazon’s most stimulating Kindle Fire apps. This game simulates everything it takes to become a pilot, beginning with graduating from the Air Traffic Control Academy. You can then continue to become a veteran pilot, while exploring nine airports and completing 79 levels. The game even offers awards for your various accomplishments as a virtual pilot.
No matter your age or your personality, one of Amazon’s Kindle Fire apps will be right for you. I personally enjoy the “Word-Lover” apps, such as Scrabble and Bird’s the Word. My son really enjoys the Green Eggs and Ham app. We both enjoy the large array of classic Atari games available for the Kindle Fire. And of course, my wife loves the various dining-related apps. I suggest to everybody to check out what is available in Amazon’s selection of Kindle Fire apps.