Haven’t figured out where you’re celebrating the Big Game? If you’re not in New Orleans, chances are you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or even better, making plans to go to out to watch the big game. Did you know there are some apps that can make your Super Bowl Sunday easy as pie? From party invites, creating & sharing snack lists and more, we’ve listed some of the top apps you can use to enjoy a smooth Super Bowl Sunday below…
Social Network Apps
These apps help you get the word across; manage meeting times and locations.
Google + (Google Plus)
Are you planning a big party? Want to fill everyone in? Want to do a little more than Facebook event invites? Try Google hangout; for that you will need the Google+ App. I know what you’re thinking! Google+?! Well, let me inform you that it Google + (Google Plus) has outranked Twitter to be the second largest social network after Facebook with 343 million active users. With Google hangout, having group video chats is easy and stress free. Anyone that has an Android phone has a GMail account (it’s necessary for setup, apps, etc.). Getting together and setting things up is fun and easy with Google Hangout, so get that Google+ app installed and running.
Apple App Store (iOS) – Google +
Android Google Play – Google +
If you’re like me; you probably have a Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, and Foursquare. No matter how great your phone is; multi-tasking can become quiet the chore when updating, checking in and tagging. Make it easier with HootSuite. You can manage different social media profiles and go crazy with the updates.
HootSuite App Download
The Official Team App
Apple App Store (iOS) – San Francisco 49ers App
Android Google Play – San Francisco 49ers App
Android and Apple – Baltimore Ravens App
Wings and Things
We all know that wings, chips and beer are a major part of the festivities. If you want to take a different spin on things and create different party dishes. Try these apps:
Apple App Store – Fooducate App
Guides and Updates
Super Bowl XVLII Guide
Android Google Play= Super Bowl Guide
Apple App Store – Super Bowl Guide
ESPN Score Center
Most sports fanatics already have this on their devices. It helps keep track of your favorite teams. It’s a must have for updates and staying in the loop
Android Google Play= ESPN Score Center
Apple App Store – ESPN Score Center
Don’t want to hear a commentators perspective? SB Nation is the app for you. You get coverage from over 300 blogs from a fans perspective. Stay updated with the latest updates and breaking news in the sports world.
Android Google Play Only= SB Nation App
February 2013 seems to be the month Beyoncé will be coming back into the performance realm. She is the headlining performer during the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd, and now will be the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film later that month. Michael Lombardo, HBO President of Programming, announced it in a statement. Directed by the Beyoncé herself, the film is “a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.” Beyoncé is world-renowned for her music but as a person, not many know her. The film will change this. “Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman,” said Lombardo.
From a November 26th press release from HBO:
The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year.
The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. It also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life, including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012. Beyoncé also serves as the film’s executive producer.
“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”
With her pervious documentary releases, including her “I Am World Tour” in 2010 and “Year of 4” in 2011, following the release of her album 4, we’ve gotten pieces of Beyoncé as a person but who doesn’t want more? No trailers have been released but I am looking forward to seeing another look into Beyoncé’s life. The film is scheduled to debut on February 16th, 2013.