It’s hot and you’re lost or stuck in traffic. Luckily the top is down and you’ve got your skinny latte and your iPhone with these cool apps to get you through the day. – Kim Kuhteubl
Get official, real-time access to traffic info for ALL of California with this app designed by the California Highway Patrol. CHP Traffic uses public information provided by the computer-aided dispatch office and your current location to find traffic incidents near you. Save the regions you pass through regularly as favorites and you might be able to speed up your commute.
NFT Los Angeles City Guide
The ultimate mobile guide for the savvy city-dweller, Not For Tourists writes their guides for people who have lived in their neighborhoods for 55 years or 55 minutes. Either way, you’ll be exploring like one of the in-the-know city slickers who write for them.
Plan your picnic season with this detailed concert information app that includes artists bios, photos and set lists the next day. Sort concerts by date or genre and create your favorites list. Parking and shuttle information, directions for out-of-towners and Hollywood bowl history is also included.
Moms will love this clean restroom finding locater with data on one million restrooms worldwide. The list also includes baby changing stations, free public access, gas stations and public showers.
Lakers Zone includes the full Lakers schedule and NBA Scores tracker so you can get comprehensive info on your fantasy team or players. It also gives you access to all tweets and fans and NBA professional basketball team news, standings and ticket info.
Can’t decide where to eat? Shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will pick a new restaurant for you to explore. Browse from their comprehensive list of restaurants including the ones your friends have “liked”.
Everything you need to know about what’s playing at the theaters, including reviews, movie stills and how to get there. Make your pick and then buy your tickets online with this easy app.
If you’re an architecture buff, amateur paparazzi or self-proclaimed creative genius, you’ll want this app. Why? Because it makes your photos look better. Swap lenses, flashes and films for hundreds of different effects and create retro, over-saturated vignettes that you can instantly share your best prints to Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr. Additional camera gear is available for 99 cents.
In a city of hyphenates, this app is perfect for every real estate agent, dentist and waiter who is also a “/actor”. Now you can manage your burgeoning career on the go. Actor Genie is the brainchild of Hollywood casting director, Heidi Levitt, best known for her work on films like JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, The Rock and Joy Luck Club. Find out what’s casting, who’s casting it, where to find representation, plus valuable tips from industry leaders and top ten lists with the names of her favorite headshot photographers, acting coaches, gyms and more.
Lindsay Lohan Star Quiz
Lohan has been in the news so much this past year, aficionados will easily be able to answer the questions in this unauthorized, 20-level trivia app that bears her name. Play it while you’re stuck in traffic because you know you will be.
All apps are available in the Apple iTunes store. What are your favorites?