Whether you're hosting your own bonfire party, heading out to see a firework display, or just staying in with your phone, remember these app essentials this Bonfire Night and make sure you do it right!
Designed for taking photos of lightning, this app works wonderfully for photographing fireworks too. It even takes the photos automatically! Just point your phone camera towards where the fireworks will be and as the app will recognise the firework straight away and takes a photo of it immediately. It takes full resolution photographs using zero shutter lag, for beautifully sharp firework shots.
It can get very cold standing outside to watch the fireworks at this time of year, but suffer no more – there’s even an app for that! Pocket heat works by putting your phone into overdrive, making the components overheat and thus transforming your phone into a hand warmer! The app uses up the battery pretty fast but when it’s a choice between a loss of battery or a loss of fingers, this app is a Bonfire Night must have!
Check the forecast before you plan your Bonfire Night celebrations to ensure it’s not too wet or windy to set the fireworks off, or to make sure you know to pack your umbrella when you go to watch the display. AccuWeather is one of the best weather apps out there, showing a 15 day forecast, with updates every 5 minutes and optional severe weather alerts. You can even share weather information through Facebook, Twitter and email, so that all your friends are prepared this Bonfire Night too.
If it’s too wet for fireworks this Bonfire Night - which, let’s face it, is a very possible situation in this country – then don’t despair that you will be without fireworks this year, watch them on your phone! iLoveFireworks allows you to create beautiful multi-coloured displays with a simple tap of the screen. You can even set your displays to music from your iTunes, to create a firework spectacular whatever the weather.
Get in to the historical spirit of Bonfire Night by making yourself look like the man who sparked it all off (pun intended!), Guy Fawkes. This app allows you to upload a photo or take one there and then and add on a Guy Fawkes mask. Choose from four variations on the classic Guy Fawkes mask, resize them to fit your face, and even add a smoky background for that just-about-to-blow-up-Parliament look.