“When the lights go down in the city … And the sun shines on the bay …”
On a cool, windy night in San Francisco last week, Journey’s rock paean about “the city by the bay” blasted through the AT&T Stadium, amplified by more than 25,000 baseball fans who sang along. Among them were a handful of local news media who learned how the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon smartphones — along with some hand-chosen apps — can heighten sports events such as the one that night between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.
From experimenting with the Lumia 1020’s powerful 41-megapixel camera to trying out apps such as At Bat, the official app of Major League Baseball, these baseball fans experienced America’s favorite past time in a new way.
From the moment they got the Lumias in their hands, they started snapping away with their phones’ native Nokia Camera app, documenting the pre-game tour and batting practice all the way through the nine-inning game.
They also had a chance to play with the smart sequence feature within the Nokia Camera app, which lets you take a series of fast-action photos, enhance their images via Adobe Photoshop Express, a powerful on-the-go editing app, and Creative Studio, whose Focus + Blur, Color Pop and Collage features are limited only by your imagination.
Even though these folks are primarily writers, we think they took some pretty good-looking pictures. Here are just a few.
— carolina milanesi (@caro_milanesi) July 2, 2014
Pretty fun! You can see more of their photos by going to Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #TeamLumia.
If you’re into baseball, MLB.com’s At Bat always gives you a premium viewing experience. So no matter where you are in the world, you can keep a close eye on your favorite baseball team.
App features include live scoreboard, schedules and video highlights. And since you can’t always be near a television, with an additional yearly $9.99 subscription, you can watch games live (requires MLB.TV Premium subscription though) and get gameday pitch-by-pitch tracking from all 30 MLB ballparks. One neat Windows Phone feature: Pin your favorite team to the home screen for quick access to the team page.
Who are your favorite sports teams? Have you used any of these apps at sporting events?