Consumer Watch: Apps for lovers of Fall

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 21 at 5:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- Autumn is officially starting, and a trip to see brilliant fall foliage will be on the agenda for many Americans over the next few weeks.

As summer fades, fall bursts and in Kentuckiana with Burnheim Forest and Brown County Ind. nearby. For those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction.

The leaf Peepr app for iPhone and Android maps which regions are turning, moderate, peak or past prime. Users can also upload photos and add their own reports.
 
You know they're pretty, but what are you really looking at? The tree ID app for iPhone can help with identifying characteristics of leaves, bark and fruit and where they are found.

Leaf snap for iPhone and iPad, developed by scientists at Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian, lets leaf hunters snap photos of their findings and match it with the right species. 
 
If hiking is in your plans, the all trails app for Apple and Android, searches more than 40,000 paths to find one near you with reviews from those who've blazed the trail before.
 
And if fall football is really what you're looking for, try an app like the sports bar finder for Android and iPhone, or the Fan Finder. They locate the closest watering holes with your game on tap.

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