Smartphone Apps of the Month- July

July is the heart of summer. And nothing says summertime like backyard barbeques and family road trips. July’s apps help smartphone users grill up mouth-watering meals and plan and navigate the ultimate summer road trip.

Weber® Grills: Available on Android and iPhone.

WeberWhether you’re a grilling guru or novice, there’s plenty to know when it comes to the art of barbecue. And if you’re like me, you can use all the help you can get. That’s why I use the Weber® Grills app whenever it’s time to fire up the grill.

Weber® Grills is a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate app that covers all your bases when it comes to grilling. Featuring 75 mouthwatering recipes with full-color photos, detailed ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and user reviews, you won’t have a problem finding something delicious to impress your family and friends with—no matter what type of grill you use. Recipes are divided by food type, so you can choose from red meat, pork, poultry, seafood, or vegetables. There’s even a category for starters and desserts.

One of my favorite features is the grocery list function. Once a recipe is selected, you can tap an icon to have the ingredient list converted to an easy-to-use grocery list format, which makes shopping a breeze! Other fun and helpful features include food prep tips, grilling tutorials, and the ability to share your favorite recipes and grilling stories with other users.

If you love grilling, or you’re looking to perfect your barbecue techniques, Weber® Grills is a great source of inspiration for your next summer meal or backyard party.

Roadtrippers: Available on Android and iPhone.

I love road trips. There’s nothing better than hitting the open road and seeing new sights while spending quality time with the family. Planning the trip can be another story. Mapping out the route while searching for fun and interesting places to see along the way can be difficult and overwhelming. Thanks to Roadtrippers, planning my new adventures is now an enjoyable experience.

Roadtrippers takes the homework out of planning a road trip. You simply plug in where you want your trip to start and finish, and then choose from a list of attractions, historical sites, restaurants, accommodations, and much more along your route. The map will then populate with pins or a list, identifying recommended sights and services for your trip. It’s that easy! The app even estimates how much gas you’ll need for the trip.

When you’re ready to hit the road, you can use the app’s handy turn-by-turn directions feature to keep you on course to your destination. You can also save your desired attractions or favorite places to a bucket list, which will keep their location and information accessible at any time on any device you’ve synced your trip to.

Whether you’re looking for a historical landmark, a bite to eat, or you need some dependable driving directions to your destination, Roadtrippers is a must-have app to make your next highway adventure memorable.



8 Thoughts on "Smartphone Apps of the Month- July"

  1. Joyce Long says

    If I download these apps, what are the charges if they are used? Especially the Roadtrippers usage.

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question Joyce. The apps themselves are free, but Roadtrippers does use your GPS. That will use data from your plan, so be cautious of how long you are using it. Like most apps, it’s always best to use Wi-Fi when you can to minimize your data usage. Thank you for asking!

  2. Jerry Holm says

    Would be a nice touch to be able to send an email by which to pose a suggestion or comment. I question the many testimonials when one can not leave an email.

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for commenting, Jerry. We encourage our customers and others to give us comments and suggestions, and we don’t share the anyone’s email address out of respect for their privacy. The best way to start a conversation with us is to send us an email or give us a call. You can send us an email by going to our contact page here, or by giving us a call at 888-345-5509. Thank you again for the feedback.

  3. Carol Rheinheimer says

    I want to purchase a cover for the Galaxy Relay that I just received today from Consumer Cellular. However, the one I want to purchase states that it is for a Relay 4G. I don’t know if my Relay from Consumer Cellular is a 4G or a 3G. Can you provide me that information?
    Thank you.

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for the comment Carol. Try searching by the Samsung model number, which is T-699. As long as the Relay case matches that, you should be fine. Thanks again!

  4. Frank says

    I just started with CC and got the MOTO G, so I’m looking at your past apps for suggestions.
    Are all the apps that you suggest on this sight personally tested and used by you before you suggest them? The reason I ask is that when I went to this Roadtripper app it had a 3.9 out of 5 rating and quite a few negative comments. What research do you do before tout it as an app of the month?

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Frank. We look for apps that appeal to our customers, and that we think would be useful. We read the reviews on various sites, and we often test them ourselves to be sure. We are always looking for recommendations and feedback about new apps, or any that we have recommended, and often post that in the comments section. Thank you!