Many of the Nokia Innovation contributors live in the PA-NJ-NY tri state area and we are getting ready for Sandy, a potential "once in fifty year" storm, that could disrupt our lives. Lenny reminded a few of his NJ followers to download the Flashlight-X app.
Since many of us at Nokia Innovation use a Windows Phone, I have compiled a list of noteworthy apps that might be helpful in case of a power outage.
Flashlight-X This app uses the LED flash to make your Windows Phone a flash light.
TuneIn Radio When you need local info on your device during power outage, use TuneIn radio. It has over 50,000 channels and 1.2 million on demand streams. You could also pin your favorite radio station to the home screen.
The Weather Channel There is a handful of weather apps for Windows Phone and I have been using this since I first got my Lumia 800.
CNN This is great app to keep you up to date with latest news. You could also submit photos and video to iReport in real time.
AP Mobile This app is another great news app, you get the latest breaking news and stories, pictures, and video.
Although the next two apps are integrated into the People Hub on Windows Phone and you can update/read posts, I rather use the app because it has more functionality.
Facebook This official Facebook app is not as good as the Android or iOS counterpart. Nowadays, many people use Facebook to communicate with their family and aquaintances.
Rowi (lite) There are a handful of Twitter apps available for Windows Phone OS that are far superior than the official twitter app for Windows Phone. I like Rowi (free to try, $0.99 paid) and Mehdoh.
Make sure all your devices and portable chargers are fully charged.
From us at Nokia Innovation, we like you and your loved ones to stay safe.