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 3.0.3
- Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- Added a delete button in the local view
- VoiceOver support for video playback
- Fixed speech rate on iOS 8
- Additional tweaks and fixes
I purchased this app after reading a recommendation on a weather blog. I have not as yet used during a severe weather event. Set up is frustrating as the "+" sign is not always present. Also if you are trying to enter a location in a large metropolitan area it is not address or even area specific. Theoretically you should be able to manually relocate the pin. I could do so after numerous attempts on one desired location but not on another which was located in a large city. The pin is firmly planted in the center of the city but the desired area is miles away. Weather events could be drastically different. The support desk is responsive but the first response was directions on how to move a pin. "Place fingertip over pin, press and drag." Duh.
Timely alerts and very good voice over support
Alerts are instantaneous and right on track. The one problem that keeps us from being a five-star app is the alerts do not read the details. For instance if there is a severe thunderstorm warning, you will not hear any details about that when you double-click the alert notification. Unlike most other applications this one alerts you only for your immediate area not a whole county. This means the prevalence of false alerts are virtually eliminated. Voice over support for blind users has been dramatically improved. The only recommendation remaining would be to make the alerts a little louder. Alerts can sometimes be overlooked when you were in a busy setting.
I have multiple locations saved, often each area comes under an alert at the same time. So, I will receive 2-4 notifications at one time. Which is great, but when two or more alerts are pushed they play at the same time and slightly of of sync. You get this annoying echo effect, sounds unprofessional. These are alerts that are the exact same thing for each location.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Apr 27, 2015
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 25.7 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.
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