4th of July Apps for an American Celebration

by Sean P. Aune | July 4, 2014

The 4th of July marks the birthday of the United States, and that means a lot of outside activities and time with your friends & family. While we don’t think you should be looking down at your phone or tablet constantly during these special times, there are a few apps out there that can add fun discussions to the activities, help you cook up a better meal or keep the little ones entertained throughout the day. We’ve gathered up seven apps for a happier 4th of July.

4th of July Facts

4th of July Facts

Want to impress your friends with knowledge of the holiday you’re celebrating together? 4th of July Facts will help you do just that and let them know which of you exactly is the most patriotic by knowing the most.

Price: Free
Android


4th of July Story

Is your family driving you nuts today? Need a distraction? 4th of July Story is an odd twist on the store management game type in that you are managing a location that specializes in 4th of July accessories. With a time management factor built into the game – as well as earning unlocks – it should keep you entertained until the fireworks in the evening time.

Price: 99 cents
Amazon App Store
Android
iPhone/iPod touch


Declaration

Sometimes it’s easy to forget what the 4th of July really celebrates. This handy app will let you look through the Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776. It includes images of the original, biographies of the men who signed their name and more.

Price: Free
iPhone/iPod touch
iPad


Fireworks Live Wallpaper

Fireworks Live Wallpaper

Who wants to crane their neck to stare at real fireworks when you can do it from the comfort of your own phone? Fireworks Live Wallpaper will let you set the sound, choose colors and the amount of fireworks, and you can do it all without smelling like gunpowder when you’re done.

Price: Free
Android
Amazon App Store


Grill-it

Grill-It!

Filled with grilling suggestions, Grill-It! is broken down by the type of food you want to grill and then lets you follow detailed directions filled with professional photos that will let you follow along exactly.

Price: 99 cents on Android, $1.99 on iOS
iPad
iPhone/iPod touch
Android
Amazon App Store (Note, free app of the day for July 4, 2014)


Independence Day Coloring Book for Children

Independence Day Coloring Book for Children

Need something to entertain the younger set at your party? Download this free coloring app and let them get a little taste of what the holiday is all about.

Price: Free
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch


july 4th fun facts and trivia

July 4th Fun, Facts & Trivia

Think you know the U.S.? Test out your knowledge of American history with July 4th Fun, Facts & Trivia and see who at your family BBQ knows the most.

Price: Free
iPhone/iPod touch


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...