Be prepared: 8 winter storm apps for next time.

Flashlight-App-ExhibitCraft-Stay-PreparedThis past weekend, we experienced a major snowstorm in the North East.  Coming right on the heels of Hurricane Sandy only a couple of months ago, we are always trying to stay prepared and on top of things in the trade show and event industries.

Severe weather has never been the same since the ubiquitous mobile device.  We are no longer isolated, but we have photos in real time and constantly are updated on social networks.

After this Friday’s sever winter weather, here are some helpful apps add to your collection. Follow real-time weather, get your own first person reports from the ground, and stay cozy with a really cool fireplace app.

Because power outages can occur during a blizzard, if you only have one mobile device keep that app use to a minimum.  Original post by CNN.

Here are just a handful of the noteable apps of mention in this report are:

WeatherMob

WeatherMob is a free iPhone app that mixes the social with the snow. Put on your amateur meteorologist hat and file a weather report. The app also has also a basic weather forecast and Twitter and Facebook integration.

Winter Survival Kit

If you have to travel at all during severe weather, install the practical and helpful Winter Survival Kit app on your phone before you hit the road. It does things you can probably already handle from your phone, such as call 911, tell you where you are and send notifications to family and friends

Flashlight apps

There are no shortage of flashlight apps in the Android and iOS app stores that use the LED flash on your camera or the screen itself. iPhone users should check out the free Flashlight by Rik app, which lets you control the intensity of the light, turn on a strobe or send out SOS signals.

Fireplaces

We love this one.  How about snuggling up next a cracking fire.  If you don’t have a fireplace in your house or apartment, try this chillier but still soothing alternative, the $.99 FirePlace app for the iPhone and iPad, which simulates a roaring fire on your screen.

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About ExhibitCraft

ExhibitCraft is an award-winning trade show exhibit design, fabrication and management agency, offering customized trade show exhibit displays built in-house at its Wayne, NJ headquarters. ExhibitCraft also customizes a large selection of modular exhibit display systems, such as tabletop displays, portable trade show exhibits, pop up displays, banner stands, fabric displays, panel systems, truss systems and more.
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