Thursday, August 30, 2012

4 Geeky Apps For iPhone

This is a guest post by Brian Collins.

There are probably more apps for the iPhone than there are grains of sand in an hourglass and more are being developed every day. Some are gaming apps while others tell you the weather and some are just plain “geeky” for lack of a better term. Below is a list of some of the geekier (read: “cooler”) apps you can find on your iPhone. Just make sure you have a good wireless network (got mine through Some of these are pretty big.

1. ISS Spotter

This app lets you know where the International Space Station is as it continues its orbit around the planet. Special positioning software tells you what country the ISS is currently over and the forecast feature lets you know when the ISS will be making visible passes in your neck of the woods.

2. Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards

Ideal for anyone studying medicine or just plain curious about what goes on “under the hood” – this app can help. Containing more than 300 beautifully illustrated drawings of various parts of human anatomy, users can find out everything they ever wanted to know about pretty much any part of the human body.

3. Starmap

Starmap is pretty much like having a planetarium in the palm of your hand. Using the devices camera combined with GPS technology, you simply hold your phone up at the night sky and the display will show you which constellations are in view, as well as so much more. An ideal app for any stargazer.

4. Atom In A Box

This might only appeal to the physics geeks, but it’s worth a mention all the same. This app accurately visualizes a hydrogen atom with real-time rendering of the electron orbitals. It’s a great, interactive experience – especially if you ever wanted to know what something so small looks like up close.

About the Author
Brian Collins is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing on technology innovations, phone apps and video games. When Brian is not writing he is usually researching new products or playing with his dog Frankie.