Let’s talk about Apps, Baby…
Let’s talk about them and me…
Let’s talk about all the good things, all the bad things that may be.
Let’s talk about Apps. Let’s talk about Apps.
Being an adult is difficult. Being an adult woman is challenging. Being a mom is demanding. Put them together and you get the perfect storm! I am not ashamed to say that I will use anything and everything that claims to make my life easier. That is why, I would probably give you a kidney before I would hand over my phone.
I use apps. Everyday. For Everything. I use it to Google things. I use it for Facebook and all other social media. I use it to analyze my social media accounts. I use it to read and write blogs. I track what I eat, how much I weigh, how much I exercise and how many steps I take. I listen to music. I keep up with all my banking and passwords. I create funny pictures. I use it to tell me where I am going and how to get there. I use it to email, message, text and call. I use it to entertain my kids, when need be. It is my connection to who I am. I love it; it is my precious.
I have six pages of apps on my phone, and most are condensed into groups. I am an APP-OHOLIC. I scroll through the Apple App Store for fun. The following picture makes my heart have palpitations. It truly is a disease.
Class Assignment: Download an app for a product/service/company.
Ok, easy. I primarily shop at Wal-Mart. I already have the Wal-Mart and Sam’s apps but lately I find myself visiting Winn Dixie. (As an early post depicted, you know your life has changed when going to the grocery store is a vacation!) That’s the truth!! I could spend hours just walking up and down the aisles of food, contemplating life and what type of honey mustard to buy. There I go daydreaming about Rouse’s or Publix’s, we don’t have them here, but they are fantastic chains. I visit them every opportunity I have.
So, I downloaded the Winn Dixie app. The app was easy to find. It had 84 reviews and only two stars. Eh, that’s not good. Once it was securely located on page 7…I opened it. The registration process was a pain. Small fields…if I navigated off the page it deleted the information keyed in…just an overall pain. So far, not so good.
The app itself seems ok. It’s not very pretty, if you know what I mean. The main page has a savings button, a shopping list button, locator button, and a setting button. The savings button has a category menu… that lists the “sale” price on items. The sales price is what it costs with your savings card…you can easily add it to your shopping list from there. The app is simple and easy to use with no real bells and whistles to mention. I liked that at the bottom of the screen it had a flashing banner ad…that advertised products. If you click on it, it takes you to that product so you can add it to your shopping list. It does include global positioning so you can select the store closest to your home, or whatever zip code you enter. It also has a locator, if you are traveling. Overall, I would give the app a two-star rating. It does tell you what is on sale, but it doesn’t offer you anything extra for using the app. It is basically a grocery list app. I doubt I will let it eat up my memory. To be honest, it needs some work and with what they are charging for groceries I would think they could afford it.