iDamage pushes thunderstorm damage reports originating from trained spotters, emergency responders, and members of the public to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (in native resolution). If you chase tornados, hail, or high winds for a living, or volunteer to assist your community during severe weather events, or just want to improve your situational awareness on days when storms might pop up, iDamage is the app for you.
Here are its features:
Storm total precipitation feature allows you to view the latest storm total precipitation radar image (if available) as a map overlay (568 point display height devices and iPad only). Hail will typically cause precipitation to be overestimated. The larger the hail, the greater the overestimation. This behavior may, in conjunction with damage reports, help you determine the path of a hail storm.
- Push notification of storm events, oftentimes including very specific damage reports. Coverage area includes the entire Contiguous (Lower 48) United States.
- User-configurable filters allow you to receive notifications for the entire Contiguous US, an entire state, a local area, and/or for specific types of severe weather (tornado, hail, high wind). Use the auto-location feature of your mobile device to set a filter if you are traveling and not sure of your general location.
- Filter push notifications by hail size
- Optional alternate push alert sound for hail events
- Map of storm events with color coded pins. Timeframes are 3-hr, full day, or archival (back to 29 Feb 2004). Touch any pin for access to details. iPod Touch users, data from your last view is cached for off-line use.
- Filter Map View by event type and hail size
- List of storm events in table form. Touch any cell in the table for a single pin street or hybrid map view.
- Link to the "Maps" app on your home screen so you can get directions to the approximate location of severe weather events.
- Storm reports may be e-mailed from within iDamage.
- 24 hour (with radar animation + watch boxes), 2-day, 3-day, and 4-8 day convective (thunderstorm) outlook with probability maps and technical discussion.
- Mesoscale discussions with maps
- Convective weather watches with maps.
- Local hazardous weather products (including watches and warnings), selectable by touching a location on a map or via auto-location.
- Combined radar frame/tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warning box display.
*** NOTE: Watches and warnings are NOT pushed. iDamage only pushes reports of thunderstorm (convective) events. Tropical and extratropical systems may not generate reports.
- 9 pm - 9 am silence switch in Settings view. Push notifications will visually display, but alert tones are silenced.
- User customizable startup functionality.
- iDamage has wildfire capability! Get a map of satellite thermal anomaly detections plus public wildfire reports.
All weather data presented by iDamage is from the National Weather Service and not subject to copyright protection. homedatasheet.com, Inc. is not affiliated with the National Weather Service.
Fixes bug that caused both large (>1.25" dia) hail and smaller hail to display with a gray map pin in the Location-Based Event Search View. Now, the larger hail displays with a purple pin.
Ratings and Reviews
Amateur storm dude here. Hail and wind notifications came in like a charm on the first bigger storms after buying this. Worked exactly as I had hoped. Main reason I wanted this app was to avoid future hail damage deductibles with my vehicle. I had far more warning about the storms' potential than Dark Sky and WU Storm gave me (both apps I love dearly... (Also Radar Scope, Storm Shield, and Aeris Pulse threat warnings are excellent). Combined with those alert systems, iDamage is an essential tool for weather safety and observation.
Maybe a good addition would be a quick way to nullify alerts from within the app for 15 minutes to an hour or something if we realize a storm's track is going to be nowhere near us. Although it is useful to know that even at the statewide level that a severe threat is possible.
I must say the name of the app and the app icon are both, in my opinion, ghastly; or at least misinform your customer as to the potential of this app. I dig the artwork, but I think a different name and icon would help market this better for both contractors and weather enthusiasts. A trifle in comparison to the 100% effectiveness of this app. Excellent work, folks!!!
Good app but could use updating
Good app been using it for years but could use updating. The iPhone X has been out for like 6 months now and still no support. Would be much nicer if I could utilize all the screen. Also the “Full day/ last 2hrs tab could me more clear cut.
Every time you use the app and then go reference your map app iDamage resets and you have to put in the date of the storm again, zoom into the area you are interested in again. Just a bad UI over all.
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- 5.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- 2018 Location-based events $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.