Rainy days are here again. For us living and working in the metro, this translates to battling with the hassles and inconveniences brought about by floods and heavy traffic when traveling or commuting. In line with this, we share with you some handy Windows apps to help you through the daily grind on this rainy season
MMDA ““ For the ManileÃ±os, heavy rain is synonymous to heavy traffic. Steer clear of traffic jams by planning your route wisely with the MMDA app. The app gives you accurate and on-the-dot traffic situation of Manila’s most travelled roads, including EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, EspaÃ±a, & Quezon Ave. The app also provides information on traffic rules and a comprehensive directory of important emergency contacts such as accredited towing companies to call for roadside assistance.
Download the MMDA App for Windows here.
Waze ““ As for those roads that are not covered by the MMDA, there is always Waze. Waze is a reliable, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app that helps drivers outsmart traffic, save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all. By simply driving around with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. Users can also actively report accidents, hazards (including floods), police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Waze is all about contributing to and benefiting from the ‘common good’ on the road.
Download Waze App for Windows here.
Philippine Hotlines ““The rainy season may sometimes cause a series of inconveniences. Stay prepared for what may come your way by bringing along important telephone numbers where ever you go. Philippine Hotlines contains numbers for important Philippine Government Agencies such as PAGASA, PNP, MMDA, among others. Since the app is meant to be used offline, you don’t need to connect to the Internet to search for phone number because numbers have already been stored on your phone.
Download Philippine Hotlines App for Windows here.
The Weather Channel ““ Should I push through with my plans today? Will it rain? In the Philippines, there is no room for second guessing when it comes to the weather. Let The Weather Channel help you out by providing you with the most accurate forecasts for the day and the rest of the week. The Weather Channel brings together over 200 meteorologists and the best forecasting technology, to provide you with the truest weather forecast available.
Download Weather Channel App for Windows here.
May Pasok Ba – Find out when classes in the Philippines (NCR) are called off due to heavy rain, holidays and presidential decrees!
Download My Pasok Ba App for Windows here.