Wake N Shake is an alarm clock for your iPhone. To turn it off, you have to violently shake the phone. There is no snooze button because...well, try falling back asleep after that workout!
This app show's Santa's path of travel, his current location, current speed AND what he's doing...he might be delivering presents, he might be out for supplies if you look at the app before Christmas eve...he might be sleeping on the 26th.
Both offer paid upgrades
You have probably heard about the homeless guy in New York City who wrote is own app? Leo Grand was approached by Patrick McConlogue (an app programmer) with two choices: Take $100 or an learn how to code. Grand chose to learn a job skill. The two met for an our a day for sixteen weeks using a couple of used textbooks and a refurbished Chromebook.
This is Leo Grand's app: Trees for Cars. Its a carpooling / ride sharing app. Simply sign in to the app and network with people who need or are offering rides. What sets this app apart from the crowd, other than getting tons of press because it was written by a homeless man, when you share a ride the app calculates the amount of CO2 you are saving and turns it into a competition between members...who can save the most CO2?
Available in iTunes and Google Play for $0.99
Red Panic Button
With many people, especially children and young adults getting their first smart phone this Christmas, here's some piece of mind. Red Panic Button can send emergency emails, texts and social media posts.
Pre-program an emergency contact in the app's settings. If the phone's owner is ever in an accident, in trouble or just plain lost, press the icon on your screen and it will get send your alert to your emergency contact.
Free for Android with in-app add-ons to purchase
Full version available for iPhones and iPads: $2.99
*The paid version includes emergency calling, unlimited panic contacts and of course, no ads.