You may have run across the sci-fi/fantasy sub-genre called steampunk in your geeky travels. If not, then allow me to illuminate: steampunk is (arguably) described as the imagined future history of the Victorians, in a world where steam power is the norm and plastic was never invented. Writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells certainly inspired the genre. Materials such as wood, leather and brass dominate the aesthetic. Anything that’s mechanical moves by the grace of cogs and gears, steam and grease – or if we really want to be fancy – glowy, sparkly energy generated by a Tesla Coil.
Being a geeky gal who’s addicted to her iPhone, and unabashedly enamored of all things steampunk, I of course went on a hunt for some awesome steampunk apps.
What I found was that some of best apps available aren’t necessarily billed as steampunk, but would certainly be invaluable to the die-hard intrepid explorer. So slap on your goggles, call all hands to the deck and ready the airship! Here’s my list of ten essential steampunk apps.