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The Best Load-shedding Mobile Apps

Find out our selection of the best mobile apps to face load-shedding. Check-up of all the functionalities to anticipate it.

April 22, 2015Claire

Powertime has made a selection of the best mobile apps to use for load-shedding. We’ll never let you in the dark! So have a look at our selection, share it to your friends and family, and make load-shedding less painful.

#1. Loadshedding

> Available on iOS, Android

> Supported areas: Eskom direct customers, Johannesburg (City Power) , Cape Town (City of Cape Town), City of Ekurhuleni, Pretoria (City of Tshwane), Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and Durban (eThekwini).

 

> What you can do with the App:

  • Access load shedding schedules for multiple suburbs or areas
  • Get push notification when load shedding will take place and when the load shedding stage changes.

> What we like:

  • Auto refresh load shedding schedules for selected suburbs.

 

#2. Loadshed

> Available on iOS, Android

> Supported areas: Eskom direct customers, Cape Town (City of Cape Town), Stellenbosch, Knysna, Johannesburg (City Power), Pretoria (City of Tshwane), Durban (eThekwini), and more areas are being added everyday.

 

> What you can do with the App:

  • Access load shedding schedules for multiple suburbs or areas
  • Get push notification when load shedding will take place and when the load shedding stage changes.
  • Real-time monitoring of important sources for load shedding updates.
  • Add multiple suburbs to your watchlist.

> What we like:

  • 100% user friendly design
  • Lightning fast and easy to use
  • Covers over 85% of South Africa, with more suburbs being added everyday.
  • Coming Soon:
    • Create an account to use the app across multiple devices,
    • Personalised notifications to keep you up to date on your home screen.
  • Social Media support on Facebook and Twitter

#3. Gridwatch

> Available on Android

> Supported areas: 126 municipalities.

 

 

> What you can do with the App:

  • Search and save load shedding schedules from across South Africa
  • Customise your app for all your important areas: home, work, school, gym and more!
  • Browse advance schedules for the coming week so you can plan your lives around possible outages.
  • Sign up for alerts for each schedule and receive notifications in advance as to when load shedding will affect you next.
  • Report outages and errors in load shedding schedules to News24 directly.

> What we like:

  • Customise your app for all your important areas: home, work, school, gym and more!
  • Auto refresh load shedding schedules for selected suburbs.
  • It’s quite simple yet efficient and it has everything you need to know to make loadshedding a bit less painful
  • You get notification if there is loadshedding scheduled for the day, when loadshedding has started and a 30 minute notification before your area is due to be hit.

#4. Load shed

> Available on Android

 

 

 

> What you can do with the App:

  • Find out instantly when load shedding is going to happen and where.
  • Use the apps early warning notification system to provide you with up date information on load shedding within your area or on your grid.
  • Up to date load shedding schedule.
  • LIVE WARNINGS “Report Power On” or “Report Power Off” Generated via other users of the app.

> What we like:

  • LIVE WARNINGS “Report Power On” or “Report Power Off” Generated via other users of the app!
  • Red or Green grid indicator light for confirmed outages or restoration of power.
  • Location based for easy use.

 

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