Welcome to another installment of, there’s An App For That, in which I take a few minutes to talk about a few familiar and maybe unknown apps that we, the blind consumer, are using on a daily basis. Last week, the debut of this new series introduced the reader to some popular apps used to stream music, listen to podcasts or radio stations. There were actually a couple that I was not aware of and that is part of the premise of this weekly series, to inform the consumer about not only the popular apps available but some that you may not be aware of as well.
This week I decided to choose a few apps from the productivity category, specifically food and drink. We all love to eat and drink, right? The following apps were not chosen in any particular order and I do know that there are several more that can be written about. Don’t fret, just because an app didn’t make it this week, it will eventually become a part of Fedora Outlier’s weekly series.
Do you need that perfect cup of coffee? Find it by using the official iPhone application from Starbucks! The easy-to-navigate store locator points you to the closest store and lets you search by amenities. You can also explore our whole bean coffees, find nutrition information and build your own perfect drink. And if you feel like being social, you can share your location or favorite drinks through Facebook and Twitter integrations. The app is free and is accessible on the iPhone and iPad.
I’d rather drink Dunkin Donuts coffee but Starbuck’s is much closer to where I live; therefore, I use this app when I’m in the mood for getting a cappuccino or mocha! Navigating the app is quite easy and there are a great deal of features to choose from.
Hungry? The GrubHub app can help. Enter your address or search your current location and be treated to all of your nearby delivery or pickup options from our massive restaurant network – 20,000+ eateries in more than 500 of America’s best cities. Once you find what you’re hungry for, you can easily place your order right through the app. The app is free and accessible to use.
While attending a convention in Savannah, Georgia, My husband and I decided to stay in our hotel room for the night and we really did not want to order room service. Since neither one of us are from the area, we were not sure of what type of eating establishments were near us or what delivered. I had heard about the GrubHub app and decided to give it a whirl. Let’s just say it came in handy and we wound up having some out-of-this-world pizza from Vinnie Van Go-Go’s and we didn’t even have to leave the comfort of our hotel room!
Browse and search through nearly 8,000 drink recipes and over 1,000 ingredients. The app is free and very accessible.
Have you ever wanted to know what goes in a Bahama Mama? Are you planning on having a Kentucky Derby party and need to make a batch of Mint Juleps? If so, Mixology is the app to use. You can browse by category, search by ingredient or choose a random drink recipe. Take it from me. “Its five o’clock somewhere!”
Take 170,000+ recipes (including your own) and your grocery list anywhere on your iPhone. View recipes easily anywhere, such as on vacation or at the store – no awkward cookbooks or recipe cards. Find new recipes to try, search by title, keyword, course or ingredient. The app is free and accessible to use.
If you are looking for a simple and easy app to use for finding something to cook then this app is the one for you. All of the pages, buttons and search elements are clearly labeled and accessible with VoiceOver. There are several categories to choose from including kid friendly meals and recipes on what to do with left overs. Try it out for yourself and see what type of new dish you cook up with this popular app!
You can now use your iPhone to order from Domino’s. It’s convenient, easy and fun!
You can order from almost any Domino’s in the U.S. (Nearly 5,000 locations), access all the items on our national menu, and find coupons available for use at your selected store and much more. The app is free and very accessible.
You no longer have to wait on hold to place your order. Just use Domino’s app for the iPhone, place your order and then just wait for that delicious pizza pie to be delivered! I guess you could say that an old favorite has now entered the 21st century!
No matter if its productivity, life style, navigation or entertainment, you’ll be able to read about the ever growing popularity of accessible apps each and every week, so make sure to keep an eye out for what’s coming up around the bend!
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