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52 great phone apps for St Patrick's day

iPhone, Android & BlackBerry apps to help you celebrate

Use these Google Android, BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile and Palm apps to locate the nearest pub, play drinking games, cure a hangover, or find a whole host of merrymaking activities. Trust us, it's what St Patrick would have wanted.

St Patrick's day: improving your beer life

The developers at GreatBrewers.com built BeerCloud (free) to "enhance your beer life." We weren't aware that our beer lives needed enhancing, but the app's creators certainly applied the notion of cloud computing to our favorite beverage with great effect.

The app allows you to scan bar codes and see product descriptions, maps retailers carrying your favourite brew, and provides food-pairing recommendations. Currently it is available for the iPhone and Android (the makers say that versions for other platforms are coming soon).

Beerology 101 for Palm ($1.99), iBeers (£1.79) and Beer Genie (59p) for the iPhone, and Beer Master ($14.99 for Palm, £1.79 for iPhone) all offer catalogues and guides to help you make the right decisions this St Patrick's day - well, the important ones, at least.

If you are luckless and stuck at the office and/or operating heavy machinery, you can still observe the day with a virtual iBeer (59p) and play simulated drinking games with iDrunker (free). But we know that it's just not the same.

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St Patrick's day: being Irish

So you're wearing green, you've somehow acquired an Irish flag, and you've curiously picked up an Irish accent. For iPhone users, that may mean it's time to take A St Patrick's Day Quizzle (free), try Speakin Irish (59p), tell iRish Jokes (59p), and use Dublin Slang (59p).

Maybe it's the moment to impress the ladies or gentlemen with All Naughty Limericks (59p) or your Kiss Me I'm Irish (79p) wallpaper. (Let us know if either of those approaches actually works.)

Android users also have the options to tell Irish folk stories with the help of Beside the Fire ($0.99), to learn new vocabulary in the Top 1000 Irish Word Quiz ($1.49), or to pick up some Irish Slang (free).

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