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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Lifestyle

Have an appy Diwali!
Aditi Pant , Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 02, 2013
First Published: 17:02 IST(2/11/2013)
Last Updated: 17:15 IST(2/11/2013)
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While you’re busy shopping and decorating your house for Diwali, how about decorating your smartphone for the same? Ever since smartphones arrived in our lives, we are hung on to apps that are entertaining, educational, informative or simply fun. For Diwali too, several apps on various platforms are available that are sure to help you have a fun-filled festive season. Apps that cover decoration, rangoli, festive music, gambling and other such can be downloaded for free and made use of. We have narrowed down a few interesting apps that could make your Diwali even more festive ‘n’ fun! Read on.

Festive apps:
Diwali Deeya/diya app:
What is Diwali without diyas! This app allows you to light a diya on your phone simply by tapping on the screen. You can change the background, the type of diya and the music to your liking. The app is available for free on both Android and iOS.
Wallpapers: Several Diwali live wallpapers are available across all platforms. And they’re free!
Rangoli maker: Rangoli is an integral- aesthetic ritual of the festival. Download this app for some classic or quirky ideas for Diwali. It is available for free on Android. A similar app called Rangoli Creator is available on Windows OS.

Patakha apps:
Cracker Touch:
Be environment friendly. Burn crackers virtually. Don’t indulge in air and noise pollution, rather make use of this virtual cracker app to enjoy the sound of crackers right on your phone. It is available on Android for free. Another similar app, titled Diwali Firecrackers Fun, is available on iOS.

Music apps:
Dhingana:
Add volume to your party with your favourite music! Available for free on Windows and Android, this app offers songs from different languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and from various genres such as Bollywood, bhangra, bhajans, pop songs, and meditation. So, go play!

Playing card apps:
What is Diwali without a card party! So, in case you want to warm up before the actual card party or you just want to play for fun, download one of these playing card apps. Teen Patti: Available on Android and iOS. 4 Kings Poker: If you’re love poker, this app will interest you. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, practice poker to win big this Diwali. Available on Windows OS.


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