Breaking News Bar
posted: 7/19/2014 7:39 AM

App reviews: RoadTrippers, Watercolors

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • RoadTrippers lets you plot your course and highlights points of interest along the way that may be worth adding to your journey.

      RoadTrippers lets you plot your course and highlights points of interest along the way that may be worth adding to your journey.

 
By Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post

RoadTrippers: A balm for long car rides

Planning a summer road trip? If you're looking to fill in some spots between points A and B, try out RoadTrippers, the companion app to the trip-planning website of the same name. The app lets you plot your course and highlights points of interest along the way that may be worth adding to your journey. Users can share points of interests with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or pin them to their Pinterest accounts. You can also save interesting places to an in-app "bucket list."

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The app also offers you a basic estimate of mileage, time on the road and the cost of gas. Once you hit the road, the app will act as a navigator, with turn-by-turn directions.

You will need an account to use it, which also lets you access the RoadTrippers website to edit your plans from your desktop. Free, for iOS and Android devices.

Watercolors: A color-wheel puzzle

Watercolors is a fun and fluid puzzle game that calls back to your finger painting days but also requires a bit of logic. The rules here are simple: Move paint dots around the board to color in their corresponding circles. But you have to be careful how you go; these paints will mix. If you cross a blue path with a yellow one, then you'll be painting the town green before you know it. The challenge, then, is to get the order just right, so that everything ends up in its place. Players are rewarded for completing the puzzles with as few separate strokes as possible.

The puzzles start off a little slow, but they get trickier -- and every once in a while you'll come across one that will really leave your brain buzzing. Once you've finished the game's 90 free levels, you can opt to buy more. Or if you really like a challenge, you can also try out the time trial levels, which pit you against the clock as well as the color wheel. Free, for iOS devices.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here