Apps have proven to be extremely useful, allowing us to do everything from check bus timetables offline to increasing our productivity. Apps can also be useful to skateboarders – there are so many apps out there that you can use to your advantage, and here are five that you must certainly check out. The best thing is, most of these apps are either free or available for the great sum of ninety-nine cents, so you don’t have to shell out a huge amount of money to get the best apps on the market.
This app is basically a how-to book on your phone, perfect for those of you who are always trying to learn new tricks. There are handy videos you can watch that provide a visual representation of the trick, as well as a text description that will take you through the specific ins and outs of executing it.
Skate Slots is a great way to keep track of the tricks you have learned. It is also a fantastic way of facilitating competitions between you and your friends, as it will also record the outcomes of trick competitions for you. This simple app is a new and interesting way of making your time at the skate park even more fun than usual.
Skate Dice: Skateboarding
This app is for those times that you are in an indecisive mood. Select a category and a difficulty, and off you go! There is also an option you can select where the app will ask you to try a whole series of tricks – maybe even in an order you haven’t tried before. If you don’t know how to do a certain trick, don’t worry. Just hold down the one you don’t know and the app will explain it to you.
Skullcandy only works in the United States, but is a fantastic app that has the locations of all skate parks in your region, no matter where you are. Not only this, it also allows you to check out all the features of these parks, so you can pick and choose without actually having to rock up.
We all Ride
If you are a skateboarder, you want to look the part as well. This app has a whole range of clothing, hats and shoes to choose from, and is a quick and easy way to browse a whole lot of collections without spending ages in a physical store. If something catches your eye, you can even buy it off the app with a simple tap.
So there you have it – the five apps that every skater should have. If you’re also looking for something more – maybe a new skateboard, a penny skateboard might just be what you need. Step out onto the park with your apps and your shiny new custom skateboard, and everyone will be eyeing you down. Do also remember that there will always be new apps popping up every day, so check the app store every couple of weeks to see if there’s something new that catches your fancy.
Are you a skater or maybe even an app developer? What apps have you found that have helped you or that you use often? Let everyone else know by leaving a comment below.