This week’s app of the week is aimed at the minority of Windows Phone users who often get left behind when it comes to talk of apps. While apps are slowly being developed for Windows Phones, it is rare that you find a real cracker of an app that doesn’t already feature in its rival Apple and Android app stores.
Hangover Helper isn’t the same as all your typical hangover apps that aim to cure your banging head and upset stomach the morning after a heavy night before. Instead, the Windows Phone app focuses more on piecing together the pieces from the night before in an attempt to regain some of your dignity!
Have you ever had one too many on a night out and somehow ended up walking the streets, not knowing exactly how to get home? Or have you even lain awake the morning after trying desperately to remember the events of the night before? This is where Hangover Helper comes in!
Using your phone’s GPS, simply open the app to determine exactly where you are located; not only can you open up a visual map, the app also tells you where you are by giving a street name to help you call a taxi! If your wallet is suspiciously empty, however, the app can send a quick message with your location to tell a more sober family member or friend to come and pick you up.
What’s more, if your boozy night out takes you by surprise, it’s sometimes necessary to do a bit of damage control in explaining your whereabouts- and drunken actions-to a loved one, whether it’s to your girlfriend or your mum. Either send an automated message pre-recorded on your phone, or create a custom message with an outrageous excuse as to where you are and how you got there.
If you’ve miraculously managed to make it into your own bed- but don’t quite remember how-simply use Hangover Helper to review last night’s photographs in reverse chronological order to piece together the night’s events.
And to recover from your screaming head (and potentially angry partner) the next morning, Hangover Helper gives you a checklist of tasks to put you on the road to recovery, including instructions to drink (non-alcoholic) fluid, eat junk food and promise yourself never to drink again!
The app is free to download, though as mentioned before, is currently only available on devices using the Windows Phones operating system, versions 7, 7.5 and 8.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel