With Father’s Day fast approaching, I am sure there are many out there wracking their brains trying to figure out what to get for Dad. Here are a few ideas sure to please him that you can buy without ever having to leave your house.
Sportacular is a free app that keeps you up to speed on the latest scores, standings, stats, and other news for most major sports teams both pro and college. Plus, you can use the app to talk with other fans and make predictions for your favorite teams. Sportacular has scores for MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAAFB, NCAABB both men’s and women’s, as well as soccer/futbol. It also displays golf leaderboards and schedules. You can even chat with friends during the game using your Facebook account. Use it to follow your favorite player or even a fantasy team. Sportacular is a must have for the sports addict in your life.
Sportacular is Free in the iTunes App Store.
MLB.com at Bat 2009 uses the new live streaming capability of the iPhone OS 3.0 to stream 1-2 live games to your iPhone or iPod Touch. The games started June 18th, but there are still plenty left to see. This app will not work with earlier operating systems, so make sure your Dad is up to date. Depending on your network connection, the app will stream in the highest quality available. With this app, Dad will also gain access to Gameday Audio and In-Game Video Highlights. For those busy Dads there will also be condensed games featuring the most important 10-12 minutes of the game available 90 minutes after the end of each game.
MLB.com at Bat 2009 is $9.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Got a race fan in the family? Real Racing is the ultimate racing app to put Dad behind the wheel of a championship race car. With over 36 different cars, 6 tracks, 5 game modes, it is sure to entertain for hours. The controls can be adjusted to touch or tilt steering, as well as manual or automatic acceleration and braking. You can even race against your Dad over a local Wi-Fi network and then upload the video to YouTube. This app is as close to driving a real race car as you can get while sitting on your couch.
Real Racing is $9.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Don’t have the time, money, or interest to take Dad on a fishing trip? Then, bring the fishing trip to him. Flick Fishing has a couple of different play modes. In the first, you complete tasks given you by the captain. In the second, you compete against yourself and others to see who can catch the biggest fish. You choose where you want to go and the lures and bait you use. Then, flick your iPod to cast the line. It is almost as much fun as the real thing. Almost…
Flick Fishing is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Tiger Woods PGA golf is now available for the iPhone. Now Dad can either go golfing as Tiger Woods or play against some of golf’s greatest players such as Annika Sorenstam, Vijay Singh, or Retief Goosen. Either way, he is sure to enjoy himself. This app features 7 of the most famous golf courses from all over the world and has 120 holes. Dad will hear play-by-play commentary and hear the crack of the club and the cheer of the crowd as he tries to achieve the perfect swing.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour is $6.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Air Mouse Pro gives you a remote/wireless touch pad and keyboard for your Mac OS or Windows computers. It transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless remote for your computer. Sit back and surf the web, browse your photo library, or control your music player without having to leave the couch. Mobile Air Mouse translates your hand motions on the screen of your device into mouse movements on your computer screen. It can also work as a trackpad, allowing you to control your computer with a single finger. it is a very handy app for any tech savvy Dad.
Air Mouse Pro is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Every dad has always wanted a GPS device, in fact, most probably do. However, if you’re dad (or significant other) doesn’t then this app is for him. MotionX GPS turns your 3G or 3GS iPhone into a full-fledged GPS device and with over 1million downloads you’ll be in good company.
MotionX GPS is $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.
The NYTimes App will provide Dad with all the latest news and information on the go. This app allows you to customize the toolbar to display those sections of the paper that you read the most. Also, once you sync pictures or articles to your iPhone or iPod, they can be read at anytime later even if you no longer have a wireless connection.
The NYTimes App is Free in the iTunes App Store.
Flight Track Pro is perfect for the travelling Dad in your life. It not only track flights, but can also be used to find gate numbers and information about delays and cancellations. You can use it to see live flight maps and weather radar. You can even use the app to send an email of your flight status to those waiting to pick you up at your destination.
Flight Track Pro is $9.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Is you’re dad always bringing his work home? well now he can – on his iPhone! Docuemts to Go allows you to EDIT, create & view Microsoft Word documents as well as View & synchronize Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Apple iWork & other files. If you’re dad is a workaholic then this app is a must have. Pro version includes Exchange support.
Documents to Go is $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.
The Moron Test (formerly known as the Idiot Test) is an entertaining app that will your Dad’s ability to accurately following instructions. Let’s face it, Dad’s, and men in general, are not well known for their inclination to read instructions in the first place. This test requires you to read instructions completely, remember several steps, and complete them flawlessly. If you make a single mistake, you fail the test and have to start over. The test is not hard. A child could follow the instructions. The question is, can Dad?
The Moron Test is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.