Our lives are ruled by apps, and I'm not talking about that giant ball of fried onion you get at Outback. Man, is food all you think about?
Apps — those tiny squares that dot the screens of our iPhones and Droids and BlackBerrys — have intertwined themselves into our daily lives, making it simple for us to check the weather, play games or find a good restaurant. There are even mobile apps to find new mobile apps and, yes, even apps to find the best appetizers in the area.
Apps make life easier. But there are not a lot of them on the market that are specific to this city of nearly 300 million people (I haven't checked our population in a while, so I'm taking an uneducated guess). Here are some ideas:
Pouncey Tract & Broad Proximity Warning
Alerts the driver that she is coming too close to the most aggravating of all local intersections, slams on the vehicle's brakes.
Really, I just wanted to work in a famous Richmond name. Maybe in this app that Byrd guy runs around all mad or something.
Open up the app, take a picture of your face, pick a body type, and the phone instantly turns into a 75-foot-tall bronze statue of you atop a horse.
Offers a comprehensive review on how to order at Edo's Squid and Mamma 'Zu without incurring the wrath of the wait staff.
Hanging out on the river but forgot to bring a ride down the rapids? Quickly turn your phone into inflatable transport.
Open this app and everyone on City Council just shuts up for, like, five minutes. Just five minutes of quiet, you guys, without so much as a word.
iCase of Beer
For use in conjunction with the iNner Tube.
No, this app is not for calculating grocery costs. Rather, it's for keeping track of how many times someone brings up grocery stores in conversation.