Ah, the top of the morning to you lads and lassies! It is almost that time of year again when we start to look for that special pot-of-gold at the end of that beautiful rainbow - March 17th - St. Patrick's Day. Keep your eyes WIDE open and, if you are lucky, you might just spot yourselves a small, green leprechaun that you can try to capture...although, it seems to be much easier to spot them later in the day after many green beers or whiskies - not that Android Headlines would ever condone such consumption.
We picked out a few of the best Android Apps to help make your Saint Paddys Day a little more fun without any wild drinking or partying. Maybe all you want is a celebratory wallpaper, a ringtone, some Irish recipes, game, or theme for your Android smartphone and we do our best to list a few of our favorites for your enjoyment - and isn't that what St. Patrick's Day is all about! This is our wish to you:
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
The Irish Constitution, plain and simple. If you want to learn more about Ireland or maybe if you are going to travel there and would like to know what the country stands for, then this is the App for you. You can read the content in English or Irish, adjust the text size, and switch from White-on-Black to Black-on-White for easier reading.
Bubble Blast St Patrick's Day
The Bubble Blast series is very popular and has a theme for about any holiday and Saint Patrick's Day is one such holiday. Bubble Blast Saint Patrick's Day is a puzzle game and you must burst a shamrock, a pot of gold, an Irish hat or a balloon to create a chain reaction in order to eliminate them. There are two game modes - Puzzle Mode with 3500+ levels and Arcade Mode to play freely.
We had to throw in the traditional slot machine, in Irish themes, of course! This slot game plays like a regular slot machine but has the traditional Irish symbols - Pot of Gold, Rainbow, Mug of Beer, Horseshoes, Clovers, etc. The App is free, but ad-supported.
St. Patrick's Recipes
How could we not include an Irish recipe App? There is nothing quite like the smell of corned beef with cabbage and potatoes cooking on the stove, or perhaps a pot of Irish stew. St. Patrick's Day may include drinking something green, but it is also about eating the traditional Irish fare for the day. If you like to cook, then this App is designed for you to let a little Irish into your kitchen for the day.
How about some Celtic tattoo designs - they are very old and very popular and they translate well to the art of tattoos. There are hundreds of designs, all pictures can be saved to your sdcard, and they can all be set as your device wallpaper. There are many different types of Celtic tattoo designs such as the different knots and crosses, etc. Again, Android Headlines is not recommending that you go out and get a tattoo, but these can be used as wallpapers or saved as pictures for you to color or work with on your device.
Shamrock Live Wallpaper
We had to include a nice Irish wallpaper for those that may simply want to dress their smartphone up for the day. Tap and the 'magic" fireflies will appear closer to your finger - drag your finger around and the fire flies seem to wake up and come alive. You can change the type, number, speed, and size of shamrocks. There several new green backgrounds and you can now add a frame to your phone screen...add sounds when you pop or move around the shamrocks.
St Patrick's Day Apex/Go/Nova
This is a St. Patrick's Day theme for Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher or Go Launcher EX it features custom icons and wallpapers. Turn you device into a green St. Paddy's Day machine for just the day or show off your Irish pride all year-long. You must own the launcher program first - this is simply an extra theme that your device will then be able to access whenever you are feeling a little Irish. This theme is bright, colorful, and Irish - sure to put a smile on your friends' faces.
Get the Focal Irish Translator
If you are at a true Irish Pub, then you will need this Irish-to-English and English-to-Irish translator App or you could very well be punched in the face for saying something very innocent. There is a free version of this App, but the paid App adds a couple of extras - If you not familiar with the Irish language there is a link which downloads a sound file of how the translations should be pronounced (Donegal accent). In addition, an online search includes full a sentence translation and the contents of Focal.ie and the O'Donaill dictionary.
Collins Irish Dictionary
This would be the definitive Irish Dictionary - with 47,000 references and 69,000 translations, Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary for $9.99 has you covered...yes most dictionary Apps are expensive. Collins offers you unparalleled accuracy with up-to-date coverage of contemporary Irish and English with thousands of current constructions and phrases. You would never want to walk into an Irish Pub without this App - you could accidentally insult somebody - look it up!
Irish Ringtones is a collection of traditional and hot, energized Irish DJ music - bagpipes, flutes, and Riverdance Irish music to stylized techno, dance, electronic themed music and ringtones. All of the ringtones are downloaded within the App and can be set for notifications, SMS, or assigned to a particular contact.