So Many Apps, So Little Time!

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Have you ever missed the bus because you didn’t know when or where it stopped? Have you ever had trouble finding a building on campus? From UK to the city of Lexington, here are a few free apps to make your life a little easier.

Moocho is the new way to pay. You add your credit or debit card then when you’re at the store or restaurant hit “Tap to Pay” on the app. Your name will pop up on the register and the cashier will complete the sale. It is available for iPhone and Android.

UK Mobile is everything you need for UK’s campus. It has a campus directory, campus maps, UK news, athletics information, the course catalog, your MyUK account, and library resources. It is available for iPhone, iPod, Android and Blackberry.

TransLoc is everything you need for your transportation needs! This app will tell you where the CATS bus is and estimate when the bus will return to a particular spot. It is available for iPhone and Android.

Kernel Mobile is the Kentucky Kernel’s app. Get the most up-to-date UK news without having to be on campus to grab a copy. It is available only for iPhone.

TipSubmit is your confidential crime tip app. Supported by Crimestoppers, this app submits your tip to the UK Police Department. It is only available for iPhone.

KentuckySports is the only sports app you need! This app, from the Lexington Herald-Leader, provides up-to-date UK sports and recruiting news. It also has a fan and game photo gallery as well as player videos. It is available for iPhone and Android.

DrinkOwl helps you find drink specials, coupons and happy hours happening in Lexington. You can search by specials or by restaurants and save them. You can also “claim” a bar, which enters them in a “Best Bar” competition ad gives them $100 worth of free advertising. It is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry.

LexWalk is the digital counterpoint for Lexington’s downtown walking tour. With 19 points of interests, each stop has video, audio and text to enhance your experience. It is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Big Lex City is your reference tool for everything Lexington. It has all of Lexington’s major attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants. It is available for iPhone and Android.

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