Top 10: Android Apps For The Summer - May 2016

It is that time of year now when suddenly things start looking a little brighter. In this case, literally, as the sun comes out earlier, stays out later and comes through much clearer. Summer is here, well sort of. Summer does not officially start until June, but for most, the temperature is already rising and the days are already getting longer and for most, that is enough of an indication that summer has arrived. With that in mind, you might be planning ahead and all the good times you hope the summer will bring. To help with that planning and to make sure your summer is as good as it can be, here are ten Android apps that are ready for the summer action.

The Weather Channel

OK, although we are talking about summer and although we all hope that everyday will be a sunny day, it is always best to be informed on what the weather is like. Even when it is hot, it is always helpful to know just hot hot it is so you can be best prepared and the Weather Channel app will do just that.

My Tide Times - Tide Tables

Planning on heading to the beach once or twice during the summer? If so, then this app is designed to make sure you know what time the tide is in and out on any given day. That as well as help you find beaches that are near your location. Great app to make sure you hit the right beach and just as importantly, at the right time.

Spotify Music

There will be an endless number of opportunities during the summer to break out the tunes and whether you are at the beach, throwing a party, enjoying a few late nights on the patio, apps like Spotify and Google Play Music will make sure the mood instantly fits the occasion.

SeatGeek Event Tickets

While heading out to an event at any time of the year is always nice, there is nothing quite like a late summer’s evening at a show or an open-air concert. If you want to plan ahead and make sure your summer is packed full of events, then SeatGeek will likely be of help and make sure that you are not only informed of the events, but help you secure those tickets too.

Sunrise Sunset

If you are really serious about maximizing the time you get with the sun this year, then there are apps that will help you do that too. This is one of them and this one will make sure you are kept informed on a daily basis of the exact moment the sun rises and sets again. So you can rest assured you really are soaking up every last sunny second.


If nights at the opera or open-air gigs are not really your thing, then the summer is always a great time to head out to local restaurants for dinner. The Yelp app is perfect for these occasions as not only will it help you find a local restaurant, but it will provide you with user feedback on the restaurants as well. In fact, restaurants aside, whatever you plan on doing during the summer, Yelp will probably help.

National Parks by Chimani

The National Parks Service is one of those really great services that many should take more advantage of and the summer is a perfect time to do so. Whether you want to climb a mountain, stroll through the woods or just be outdoors more, this app will give you the information you need to plan ahead and find the perfect place.

Runtastic Running & Fitness

For the more sporty types, another big benefit of the summer is that you can finally get out of that air conditioned gym and take your running to the roads and with that in mind, you could do with a good running and fitness app, like this one.


With so much to do over the summer and so many great times ahead you will barely have enough time to tell your friends and family all that has happened. But not to worry, you can always just keep everyone you know informed through social media with the help of apps like Instagram.


OK, so this is not really a summer app but even the best summers can fall foul to rainy days and when those rainy days do come, it can be just as good to settle down for the evening with the latest installment of House of Cards or a movie and Netflix should be able to help you out with that.

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