Top 10 Nokia Lumia apps for staying indoors
If your summer’s proving a bit of a wash-out, don’t worry – you can still experience the spirit of Nokia’s Amazing Days of Summer campaign on your Nokia Lumia phone. Just download these apps and you’ll have no need to step our of your front door into the rain!
Grab your phone, download these apps and dig out the duvet. It’s time to slob out.
The first issue you may need to address with your new hermetically sealed lifestyle is grocery shopping. Even the recluses have to eat. That’s where Tesco Groceries comes in, allowing you to do a full shop from the comfort of your Nokia Lumia phone. It’ll allow you to search for items, highlight special offers, and even enable you to pay from your phone. You can then arrange for delivery, and those nice Tesco drivers will carry your shopping right to your kitchen.
That’s your shopping essentials covered, but what about everything else? As we all know, Amazon is the king of online retail, and this Amazon Mobile app offers access to the full sprawling Amazon ecosystem. What it does so beautifully is streamline and funnel this vast online shop into your petite Nokia Lumia phone. Browsing, selecting and paying for your DVDs, music, imported American snacks and more has never been easier.
If you’re a music fanatic, then you really only need to leave your couch for toilet, food and tea breaks once you’ve downloaded Spotify. Offering access to tens of thousands of music tracks for a fixed monthly subscription fee, Spotify really is absurdly good value. With this Nokia Lumia app you can stream all that through your phone, so you can even jig around your house with the tunes completely uninterrupted.
So you’re planning on being in for a bit? Why not relive those fond childhood memories of being locked up in your room with an epic video game by downloading the classic Final Fantasy. It’s an epic adventure game that could last you tens of hours of exploration, monster bashing and character levelling. Who needs the real world anyway?
One of the worst sensations is being stuck indoors with nothing to watch on the telly and with no access to a computer. With the Netflix app on Nokia Lumia, that’s no longer a problem. Once you’re signed up (it’s only £5.99 a month) you get to stream unlimited movies and TV shows over the internet. With this app you can do so on your Lumia phone – and it’ll even remember what you’ve been watching on your computer and where you left them!
So you’re sat in your house and you want to listen to something new. Anything new. Only you don’t have any money and the radio’s playing a high ratio of rubbish today. What do you do? One thing you can do is boot up Nokia’s Mix Radio on your Lumia, choose a theme or sub-genre that takes your fancy, and allow Nokia to educate and enlighten you with some of the most interesting music around. All for free!
The other course you could take in the above situation is to download TuneIn Radio and open out the challenge to the world wide web. It offers some 50,000 online radio stations and 1.2million on-demand streams from around the world for you to listen to, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. In fact, there’s bound to be several things for everyone.
Your inside and you’re enjoying your music, game or movie of choice on your Nokia Lumia phone. What’s that strange sensation? The munchies, of course. Don’t worry about going out for a bite to eat – just use the Domino’s Pizza app to quickly and efficiently order up some grub for delivery and get back to what you were doing.
Tango Video Calls
Of course, just because you’re stuck indoors doesn’t mean you have to cut off all human contact. In fact, with apps like Tango Chat you don’t need to go out to make face to face contact with all your buddies. Just use it to place a video call over a Wi-Fi or network connection and you’ll be able to see their admiration/disgust at your reclusive state. If you have a Lumia 900 you can use the front-facing camera to project this, but even if you have one of the other Lumia handsets you can simply bring a mirror into play for the same effect.
You’ve heard of curling up with a good book, right? Well wil Nokia Reading you can curl up with thousands of books. It’s a fab ebook reader that lets you browse, download and of course read a vast library of literature on your little Nokia Lumia phone. No trips to Waterstones necessary!