Amazing things you can do with your smartphone

I have many classes, dedicated to smartphones, and all the amazing things you can do with them.  I have it broken down into areas of interest, such as.

and many more.

You may need to do your own search for some apps such as the Google Play store for androids. I will be putting this together in video format as soon as possible.

You can find the class information here. The list of uses for your camera, is growing constantly, and now is approaching almost 100! Photography is without doubt, one of the most popular uses of our smartphones, and the hardware and apps that take advantage of these amazing devices is growing daily. I have included some samples on this website.

Here is a list of some of the apps and hardware, I have found very useful.

Apps I think everyone should have or at least try.

Photography
Hydra – still photography
Filmic Pro – video photography

Utilities
A Password Manager
Red Laser
Scanner Pro

Maps and navigation
Google Maps and Navigation Apps like Geocaching, HearPlanet, Waze or a find my car App or device like “ZUS”.

Video
iMovie
Touchcast
Action Movie
Periscope
Intro Mate
Netflix

News and Reference
Star Walk
Wolfram Alpha
Yelp
WebMD
Drippler

Shopping
Amazon
CamFind
Amazon Flow
Craigslist
Apps for shopping at your favorite stores. Mine includes Walmart, Costco and Amazon.
Letgo

Audio
Pandora
Spotify
Speakit
Google search
Google Translate

Safety and Emergency
Witness
Tapsheild

Productivity
All of the Made by Apple Apps like iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Garageband etc.
Any finance Apps to give you access to your bank or credit cards. Mine is BofA.
Your favorite social networks like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, or others.
AppsGoneFree or AppAdvice or anything similar for getting tips and ideas on Apps.

Amazing app for green screen videos

I created this tutorial to help folks trying to create green screen videos. This is not designed to teach you everything about doing green screen, because I found an app that makes this whole process unbelievably simple and fun! There are many, and I will check them out, but I can’t imagine anything being better than this one. I briefly cover the process using Sony Vegas and then the VeeScope Live app. If you have ever created green screen videos, you already understand how much time and effort these can take. This app literally lets you create these on the fly in creative and exotic locations. You definitely have to try this one! I will probably do another walk-thru video of just the VeeScope Live app, if people express the need.

Video Intros

I create a lot of videos, and I cannot believe how good this app is for my iPhone, for creating really cool and professional looking intros. It called Intro Mate, a yes I used it to create this one!

Flic Smartbutton

The Flic Smartbutton is a device that’s lets you control all kinds of features and apps on your device, just by pressing the button.

Just a few ideas of what you could do with it.

  • Control your lights
  • Play music
  • Take picture
  • Timer
  • Send distress signal
  • Navigate
  • Let someone in
  • Make a fake call
  • Order pizza
  • Find your phone
  • Set the right mode
  • Share location
  • Call your favorites

Touch Pico

Touch Pico, now known as TouchJet Pond, makes a “Pico” or “Portable” projector. What makes this one different than the myriad of other choices out there is that it can turn any projected images or surface into a touchscreen. Another difference is the ability to load the device with apps. Checkout their online campaign

This device is a portable, handheld gadget for those on the go. It’s slightly heavier than a Samsung S4 phone and just about the same size. Easily fits in your pocket or your briefcase. If your main use is going to be just streaming movies, and you don’t need to interact, or use the Touchscreen feature, I think you will be bettor off spending that extra cash on a device that has more “Lumens” or light projection capabilities for the brightest picture possible.