For the paranoid: Homeland Security Live Tile shows current threat level

Apps with Live Tiles are always fun, so here's one from Touchality, makers of that popular Foursquare app on Windows Mobile.

It shows the Homeland Security info like threat level (color codes, though we abandoned that though) as well as airport statuses via lookup. It also has links to the Department of Homeland Security websites for quick reference. But really, it's the color coded Live Tile that's kind of cool here--even though it is set to expire in April.

The app has been out for awhile now and fetches for $0.99. While it is nicely done and works well enough, we can't help but think it's not much use either, especially after April.  But if you're the "I own a bunker" type, then we got you covered. No trial. Grab it here in the Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Too bad the threat level colors will no longer be used by Homeland Security in a couple of months :)
  • lol i was about to say the same thing. in the next 90days those colors will mean nothing.
  • ...but for 90 days you get piece of mind knowing what color it is!
  • Yeah, but hasn't it been stuck on orange since forever?
  • No, it's been yellow! Dude, you need this app ASAP! lol