Fitness blogger Lindsay Tredent of FitandAwesome.com just finished the ultimate #MoreSoCal day, where she hit the slopes at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lakes in the morning before catching the waves at Huntington Beach at night. She took plenty of tech gear with her on the road trip and now she gives us her #musthaveapps for her always-on, active lifestyle.
goFlow -- I love this user-generated surf report app, which allows you to share surf reports and photos with your friends. I can receive push notifications from my friends to see how the waves are before I go. Surfing is a weather-dependent sport and this is a fun way to share wave conditions with my friends.
VSCOCam -- I love photography and think it’s such an essential life skill. I have always been envious of the artsy pictures people share online. I always wonder why mine don’t look that good! This app gives me the ability to create unique photos, thanks to the gradients and filters built into the app. Now I can have elegant, vibrant photos that look and feel very different than the standard photo filters out there. I am a big fan of this app.
Red Cross Earthquake App -- With several earthquakes and plenty of aftershocks in California lately, this app has become increasingly important to me. Living in Southern California, you need to be aware and prepared with what is going on and this app gives me immediate notifications. It is the best way to keep track and definitely something people in this area should have on their phone. One of my mottos is ABP – always be prepared – and this app allows me to do just that.
Soundtracking – Sometimes I hear a song playing at a bar or restaurant and I want to know the title or artist. I can open this app and find out. It’s a great way to identify music and also share what I’m listening to with friends. I definitely agree with their tag line that this app helps you share the soundtrack of your life.
Mammoth Mountain -- My husband and I are season passholders to Mammoth Mountain, which is 5 hours outside of LA. The app maps my speed, vertical feet, miles traveled and notifies me on chair lift status. I can also use the app to check into the resort or find and locate my friends on the mountain. It sends push notifications when there is a snow storm, so it's a quick way to know whether I should throw my skis into the car and head out for a few runs.
This is part of the Verizon Wireless “Must-have Apps” series, which provides insights into the apps that people use every day to embrace the mobile lifestyle.