Weather Radio by WDT
By Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
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Weather Radio (from the same company that brought your RadarScope) enables you to receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go. Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a NOAA Weather Radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone.
Weather Radio is an entirely revamped app, formerly known as iMap Weather Radio. WDT has made significant improvements to the app based on your reviews, feedback, and support inquiries. We appreciate your involvement!
•Patented Alerting Engine: Weather Radio provides more accurate alerts than those offered by typical consumer alerting services. Most of these services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch or warning, even if you are not actually directly within the watch/warning. Weather Radio ensures you receive an alert only if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning polygon. This means you are not disturbed by alarms irrelevant to your location.
•Complete Control: You control what types of alerts you receive through the app. From our extensive weather product list, choose only the type of alerts you want. For example, select only tornado warnings or just winter weather warnings for specific locations.
•Follow Me: Follow me is a critical feature if you are on the go. Imagine you are driving through an area of adverse weather. This app will alert you if you are in an area when a watch/warning is issued, without you having to do anything.
•Friends & Family: Weather Radio can also save up to five fixed locations in addition to your current position. This means you can ensure friends and family at school, out of state, at a ballgame, etc., are safe.
•Audio: Weather Radio provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information you need when you can’t stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can listen to the alerts and forecasts for your area at any time.
•Radar: Quickly reference where you are in relation to adverse weather utilizing the in-app radar system that features watch and warning overlay.
•Quick Forecast: Weather Radio is the only weather app you need. Quickly access current and forecast weather information for remote locations. Forecast features hourly data for up to three days in advance and daily information out to seven days.
•Voice Over: We have optimized this app to work with Apple’s Voice Over technology ensuring our life-saving app is welcoming for the visually impaired.
•Video: In markets where local media partners participate, you can view streaming video of severe weather coverage for up-to-the-minute information.
***IN APP PURCHASES***
$4.99 – Lightning Alerting – WDT has harnessed the power of the ENTLN lightning network and combined it with our patented alerting engine. Lightning alerts are sent when a lightning strike is first detected within 6 miles of your location and an all clear is sent when no lightning is detected within that range for 30 minutes. These are the rules recommended by lightning experts to ensure safety while outdoors. In addition to alerts, view real-time lightning strikes on the map.
Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. is a weather content and technology partner for many major weather brands in the U.S. Weather is our business and weather safety is our passion.
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What's New in Version 3.0.2
- The map remembers its region when accessed through the location list.
- Added a current location button to the map.
- Switched to standard red pin for locations on the map.
- The audio now continues to play when the data refreshes.
- Added an option to disable the map animation when moving between screens.
- Made editing and deleting a location when in VoiceOver easier.
- VoiceOver fixes on the tutorial view.
- Fixed link to Facebook page.
- Bug fixes.
The best for weather notifications
As a native Oklahoman, I'm used to the best in severe weather information. This app is great, simple and easy to use with pin point location setting. The use of NWS broadcasts and an excellent map with user selected layers, this is my only go-to app for keeping me updated on severe weather in Oklahoma and Michigan. The notifications are short, concise and to the point. Ability to set which, of many types of warnings/watches to monitor for both map and notifications makes it useful for both of my diverse locations. For example: heat/tornado/wildfires for OK, snow/cold/flood even lake effect snow for MI. Worth every penny.
Best weather radio app.
I have always really liked this app and use it daily. I was disappointed recently when the push pins were replaced by big markers that blocked part of the map. Thankfully, the push pins are now back. (Thank you for listening to us!) This is the best app of its kind that I'm aware of. It alerts me to severe weather at about exactly the same time that my regular weather radio does. I will not be paying $4.99 yearly for the lightening feature, although I would pay $4.99 for it if it were a one time fee. Overall, a great app!
Alerts Way Too Quiet and Short
Adequate weather app but do NOT discard your NOAA radio! The push alerts in this app are way too quiet and short and would NOT wake me in an emergency like for a tornado warning. I just got an alert and the phone was on the end table right next to me, and I barely heard it while watching TV. Even the dogs did not hear it! This app needs a customizable audible alert that is separate from the ringer volume that requires action by the user to suppress the alert to ensure it wakes people up in order to actually save lives. Also, the app should ignore the iPhone Do Not Disturb setting. I don't want phone calls or text alerts at 3am, but I definitely want to be woken up for a tornado warning!
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Jul 08, 2014
- Version: 3.0.2
- Size: 30.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
- © 2014, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Lightning Alerts$4.99