Two Perfect Apps For Your Kitchen
I've spoken about cooking before and I've spoken about music. Never have I mentioned that I find it nearly impossible to cook without music. Nothing says increase the risk quite like dancing around a big blue flame with a 10" Santoku knife, while jamming out to Sly and the Family Stone. By pure coincidence, my two most recent app downloads cover cooking and music.
Kitchen Dial is my new best friend. I'm constantly caught in a measurement conundrum, especially when I'm short on supplies. It helps me do the math when I need to cut back on 3.5 teaspoons of salt. Also, it helps me to be lazy when I don't want to clean the right measuring cup. As you can see from the image it has two dials that are so simple to use. If you can't figure this out you can't read and if you can't read why are you staring at these words? I digress. Kitchen Dial also taps into the iPhone's accelerometer and allows professional kitchen dancers, like myself, to make my conversions while doing my best "Hey Ya" impression. Kitchen Dial doesn't try to be anything more than it is, which is a perfect accessory in your Gastronomy arsenal. Click on the image to see a clever video it's creator, Daniel Cunningham, whipped up.
The name is a little wonky in a "lawyerish" sense, but yes, one of my favorite bands of all-time has their own app and it's a good one. It has all of the content you could ever ask for from a free app, including band news, live shows and videos. My favorite show is from Manchester, UK in 1988, which was right about the time I was getting my local music scene angst on. Then there is a well done social component that allows fans to post comments on a fan wall and upload photos, some of which are awesome. It also cleverly has a geo-location tie-in so that the fans can potentially connect beyond the app. Like Kitchen Dial the navigation is easy. Whoever built this put some serious thought into it and for that sir or madame, I commend you. If you like the Pixies, even just a little, I recommend grabbing this.