If you got a new smart phone this holiday season, be sure to add these apps to help make life a little easier while you're on the go around town.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alice Hohl
Friday, December 28, 2012
A smartphone makes a great gift for yourself or for someone else. But receiving a smartphone is a bit like buying a pet: the fun parts also come with some work and some adjustments. Downloading apps that make life easier and incorporate local information is like training a puppy. It results in less hassle and more fun. The major difference between a smartphone and your computer is that it’s tough to see the whole Internet on that little screen. Apps are simply ways of displaying something you usually do on your computer’s web browser, but in a simpler and more elegant way that makes sense on a little screen. Each app is represented by a small square icon that you touch once to launch its features and functions, whether it be GPS navigation…
Georgia is the first state to offer an app for emergency preparedness with geo-located weather alerts, customizable emergency plans and live maps of open shelters.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Research that shows Americans are now increasingly reliant on mobile technology to learn information about disasters. With that in mind, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and Georgia Department of Public Health have teamed up to create a special mobile app for both iPhone and Android devices. The new "Ready Georgia" mobile app debuted this week, offering up-to-the-minute weather and hazard alerts based on a user’s location and customizable emergency preparedness checklists. Before an emergency, users will be able to make disaster plans for their families and check flood risk levels and historic tornado data near their location, according to a news release. During an emergency, the app will deliver severe weather …