Ladies and gentlemen, the day after tomorrow is a big day, very every big! Yes, the end of the world will arrive! It has been predicted by astrologers, historians, scientists, and of course the ever-prevalent nowadays, the Mayans :x However, don't worry at all, you've got an iPhone, right? Get these apps, believe me you will survive! :D
Top 10 Apps You Need For The End of the World
1. 2012 Countdown
With the name of the app, you should know exactly what to expect here. Yup, this is handy little countdown that lets you count down the day, hour, minute, and to the very last second before the world goes boom (that remains to be seen but I hope it's going to be a zombie apocalypse). Apart from the much helpful countdown, you also can warn your friends abroad and tell them to brace themselves as the apocalypse have its way on your country.
|The official 2012 animated countdown for the ipod & iphone platform!|
Once the end of the world touches down, there is a big chance that there will be no electricity. So with the world thrown into the darkness, you will be thankful that you have installed a flashlight app to help you get your way around. Aside from providing a really bright flashlight, it also has other features like a compass, strobe mode with 10 different frequencies, and built-in SOS signal. Just make sure that you use the flashlight only when needed as the flash can drain your battery fairly quickly. This is another indispensable app for doomsday survivors.
|Bright. Fast. Simple. The most elegant and functional flashlight app, ever! And it's the ONLY flashlight app that goes with a compass, giving you the direction in the darkness. Don't miss it!|
3. Google Translate
If you survive after the disaster, you’ll probably need to communicate with people from other countries. Here Google Translate is a huge help, since it can translate your speech to almost any world language. Plus, it has speech recognition option, so you’ll also be able to understand what other people say.
|Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.|
4. Google Maps
Think about where to travel after your hometown will have been ruined. Unfortunately, web maps don’t refer the landscape changes in real time. Still you may use live traffic information to learn about possible congestions.
|Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more.|
5. Battery Magic
Before and after the apocalypse, electricity will no doubt become a very important resource. In a situation where electricity is scarce, you would want to keep your iDevice up for as long as possible. Battery Magic is an app that will let know just how much battery juice you need in order to complete certain tasks like games, web browsing and talk time. This app will help you preserve battery life by enabling you to use your iOS device in the most efficient way possible. Battery Magic can also indicate just how much time you need to fully recharge your device.
|Everything you need is here in Battery Magic. Nothing has been left out. Battery Magic even lets you know how long it will take to fully recharge your iPhone or iPod touch so that you can schedule your time effectively.|
6. Survival Guide
This is possibly the most useful app when disasters really happen. The guide helps acquire survival skills in dangerous situations and provide the basic necessities for human life (water, food, shelter, habitat) and the need to signal for help, avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.
|Survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves or others (see also bushcraft). Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.|
7. Doomsday Preppers
Doomsday Preppers is a popular TV show from the National Geographic Channel which depicts how people predict the doomsday and see how they prepare for the worst case scenario. Now the popular show has hit the iOS devices in the form of a game which at first glance very similar to the popular tower-building game Tiny Towers. The difference is of course the every grim theme which requires you to build a multi-leveled bunker underneath the ground in preparation for the upcoming Armageddon. With 135 floors to build, this game will keep you occupied way past the supposed end of the world.
|Flush out your subterranean palace one floor at a time while measuring and improving your survival skills along the way, so that you can extend your underground lifespan – and keep on building!|
8. Walking Dead: The Game
If ever the world is going to end, I know that many of you wish that the world would go down by the cold, rotten hands of the undead. While it is unlikely that the world will be overrun by zombies anytime soon, you can just go ahead and play one of the best zombie apocalypse games of all time. Based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series, this adventure game will have you experience what it's like to be in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. You will also learn that the ones you should fear the most is not the undead but the living. As far as zombie games go, this series gets my highest
|Walking Dead: The Game|
|This is not another shoot ‘em up; it’s a game that explores some very dark psychological places, revealing that the undead are not the only thing to be afraid of when society crumbles.|
Make this day remarkable! Share the latest photos from the end of the world with your Facebook friends. Use creative filters to make your photos even more tremendous and ominous. No matter Instagram will sell your photos or not, it has been the end of the world right?
|Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see - and follow your friends' photos with the click of a single button.|
10. Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials
Bear Grylls, you know his name, the very man on the top of food chain in the world. Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials is a wilderness survival handbook presented by British celebrity adventurer Edward "Bear" Gryllis. The app's 18 chapters cover everything from how to start a fire and tie useful knots to choosing the right equipment, finding shelter, tracking, hunting and first aid. There are some references to peeing and defecating, and some graphic photos depicting wounds and slaughtered animals. This is of course a last resort when the person's survival, but trust me, you learned 80% from Bear Grylls, you will survive from the end of the world!
|Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials|
|The Bear Essentials is the ultimate, hands-on survival tool from the ultimate survivor. Intimately presented by the man himself, this info in this app is tested and proven in the wild and may well help save your life in an emergency. A complete blend of survival hands-on advice, interactive instruction manual, wilderness quiz, mini-games and adventure photo gallery, all rolled into one.|
And finally, good luck to every one!