Best Apps to Have in Abilene – Our Top Eight
There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps available, from games to weather to maps to music…you name it, there's an app for it. Here's a list of the best apps to have on your iPhone or Android to keep you tuned in to what's going on in Abilene and West Texas.
This is definitely the coolest app to have. radioPup is a personalized radio app designed for the iPhone & iPod Touch featuring Rock 108 and 160+ local radio stations streaming the best music and news available. Covering many genres including: Country, Classic Rock, Hip-Hop / R&B, Pop, Lite Sounds, Sports, News/Talk, Classic Hits, Rock and more. Now with personalized news, video, photo galleries & audio content from all our local stations and featured national entertainments sites. Also includes personalized weather forecasts and push notifications for timely news and information on the go.
Seize the Deal
Each day, Seize the Deal offers you great discounts from local merchants, like restaurants, salons and more. You will save 50-90% on any given day. What's really cool is that there are deals for cities all over the U.S., so if you plan on traveling anytime soon then check out the deals from the cities you're visiting so you can save money before you even travel.
BigCountryHomePage.com is the online news center for KRBC (NBC) and KTAB (CBS). So if you can't be around the TV, then take the news with you on this handy little app. They feature local news, sports and weather and all that's happening nationally and worldwide.
The Weather Channel
In West Texas the weather changes every 10 minutes. So, with frequent weather changes you definitely want to stay on top of what mother nature has in store for you. Obviously there are tons of weather apps, including weather additions in the apps I've listed in this article, but my favorite weather app is by The Weather Channel. It is as comprehensive as the rest and the most reliable that I've encountered. Another great feature is the ability to change locations so it's really easy to check the weather anywhere in the world. That way, if you plan on traveling, you always know what's happening weather-wise where you're currently at.
The Fandango mobile app isn't really a "local" app but if you're like me, then you love going to the movies. This app has all the movies and their showtimes at all of the area theaters. It also has extra info about each movie if you wanted to see what it's all about. Doesn't matter if you're at work, home, or out to eat, with this app, you can easily plan a trip to the movies at any given moment. Heck, if you go on vacation, you don't have to worry about finding a theater then figuring out what's playing. With this app you can update it to your current location. That's really handy.
KTXS is our ABC affiliate and like other apps listed, they are great about keeping you up to date with local news, sports and weather. This app also serves up everything you need to know about what's going on in the rest of the world too.
Mall of Abilene
Did you know that the Mall of Abilene has a mobile app? Neither did I. This is so cool. This app provides shoppers with tons of helpful info anytime, anywhere. Some of the great features of this app include a directory of the mall with a list of stores, news and offers from mall merchants, events, services and more.
The Reporter News
This is the mobile app of our local newspaper. Like the other news apps listed here, The Reporter News mobile app provides you with plenty of local news, weather, sports and more. While it provides plenty of national and international news, it really prides itself in the abundance of local info.