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Open Outlet Project app review: always find a charging station



Because we use our mobile devices for all kinds of tasks throughout the day it seems the battery dies faster than ever before. The Open Outlet Project app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a really cool offering that helps you answer the question of "where can I charge my phone". Now you won't have to walk around with a useless device that has no battery charge left because you can refer to the app and make use of the information provided by the community members and find a power outlet nearby.

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Open Outlet Project


Find Power Outlets When Needed

Most people don't have a back-up battery for their mobile device and at the same time it seems like our mobile devices always choose the worst time to run out of battery. How would you like to be able to throw caution to the wind and never worry what your charge is again? That's the whole point of the Open Outlet Project app. Simply launch the app and you'll be given a map with locations marked on it where you can find power outlets. The information is sourced by the community of users, which means you can also tag places for others to make use of.

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The app has just been updated with a number of bug fixes so it's now smoother than ever before. It requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and at this time it doesn't have a customer rating. Comments are extremely positive however, this one really seems to be making a mark with users.

Navigate with Ease

It’s important to note that the Open Outlet Project isn’t filled with slick tools and features, things are kept very simple and basic. This isn’t a negative however, as the app is strictly meant to locate nearby power outlets and in that regard it succeeds with flying colors. Obviously the information may not always be up to date as it is relying on the community of users to populate it. As you work your way around the map you can tap on any of the locations and there will be a description, the outlet time, and sometimes there may even be a picture of the outlet. You can save locations and share them on Twitter if you like.

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The app is great for your own town of course but also handy when you’re visiting a town/city you’re not as familiar with.

Open Outlet Project


Pros and Cons


  • The user interface is clean, simple, and basic
  • Quickly find power outlets nearby
  • Tag power outlets to share the information with others
  • Save locations
  • Share locations on Twitter


  • The app is extremely basic, maybe too basic for some
  • There had been some bugs but they have since been fixed

Final Thoughts

The Open Outlet Project app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone makes running out of battery a thing of the past. This app is a simple solution that really is quite helpful.


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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.