The 12 Apps of Spring Weekend: Grand debuts

Despite it now officially being Spring Week, it’s also Monday, which generally does not mean good things. Whether you still have work to get done, a thesis to hand in, or you simply forgot that whole part about this week being a marathon (Happy Marathon Monday!), it was hard getting out of bed this morning. Lucky for you, there are two big events you won’t want to miss and two apps to go with them.

obama-fist-bump1. For all the ADOCH kids/intruders out there, Bump (Apple / Android) is by far the easiest way to share your contact info with your newly-met friends. All you need to do is open the app, make yourself a snazzy business card, and fist bump your friends’ phones. They’ll instantly have your name and phone number in their contact list so you don’t have to deal with spelling out for the nth time that you’re actually French Canadian… (You get my point.) You can even add your Facebook profile so you can “poke” your 2016 classmates, although that may not be the best thing to do. And now that you have everyone’s phone numbers, you’ll get to find out faster than everyone else where the party at tonight!

2. For everyone else, today is the grand opening of the Fitness/Aquatics Center (the Nelson? the Coleman? the JoFAC?), which means it’s time to get back in tank top shape. With Workout Trainer (Apple / Android / Blackberry), you get timed audio instructions, example videos and customizable sets, all with thousands of free exercises. You can also pick sets to target specific areas, and share (through Bump?) your most effective workouts with friends, just to show how much more toned/awesome you are. Granted, most of the workouts don’t require any gym equipment, so you might as well stay home — but why not go if there’s going to be a DJ?

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