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- Jun 18, 2010
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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_5QlHPVkY&feature=player_detailpage]YouTube - 2011 International CTIA WIRELESS: iMap Weather Radio Sends Severe Weather Alerts[/ame]
iMapWeather Radio is a new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app from Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) designed to relay information on life threatening weather, such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, to your handset. It goes beyond traditional weather radio broadcasting services with advanced features such as the ability to wake up when danger approaches, as well as instant voice and text alerts and real-time video.
"Think of the iMapWeather Radio app as a highly advanced weather radio right on your mobile device - a key tool to being prepared for dangerous weather," said Mike Eilts, President and CEO of WDT. "With iMapWeather Radio, users receive precise location-based alerts of severe weather coming their way, acting as an early warning to help individuals and families seek safety. And, because the app is available on 3G capable devices like the iPhone and iPad, users still receive vital information when the power goes out and TV and radios can't be turned on."
The iMapWeather Radio app has the following key safety features, according to WDT:
- Precise Alerts: iMapWeather Radio provides more precise alerts than those offered by the existing services, sending alerts only if the device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning polygon.
- Follow Me: When on the go, users automatically receive an alert if they move into an area under a watch/warning.
- Friends and Family: With iMapWeather Radio, users can pinpoint up to five locations for the app to follow. This allows the user to ensure that their friends and family, whether at school, out of state, at a ballgame, etc., are safe as well.
- Battery Life: The application is designed to conserve your battery life even while using GPS.
- Audio: iMapWeather Radio provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type 24 hours a day.
- Video: In markets where local media partners participate, users can get streaming video of severe weather coverage.
Click here to download the app for $9.99: iMapWeather Radio for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: Weather Decision Technologies