If you’re lucky enough to be one of the first 100,000 people to download iMapWeather Radio to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad on Thursday, May 19, then you’ll get the $9.99 mobile application and its severe weather warnings free.
And even if you’re not, this app from Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., in Norman, Oklahoma, has a lot of features that might help you when weather gets bad.
According to a news release, the app is a highly advanced weather radio right on a mobile device, providing information on life-threatening weather – such as the recent tornadoes and floods in the United States – with precise location-based text and voice alerts. The app “wakes up” the iPhone or other mobile device and provides an early voice warning to help individuals and families seek safety – even in the middle of the night, or when the power goes out.
“We believe in weather safety and good preparation so much that we are making the iMapWeather Radio free for a day to the first 100,000 people who download it,” said Mike Eilts, President and CEO of WDT in the release. “This app is a vital tool to help families prepare for the dangerous storm season upon us.”
Here are some of iMapWeather Radio’s features:
* Users get a voice and text alert if their device and saved locations on it fall inside a weather watch or warning.
* Users automatically receive an alert if they move into an area under a watch or warning.
* Add more locations so you know whether your family and friends are safe.
* The device is designed to conserve your battery life even using GPS>
* Live video is available in certain locations.
Also, while we’re talking about weather, I have to plug NewsOK’s WeatherWatch app, which has both free and $3.99 versions available. You’ll get access to blogs, severe weather headlines, radar, forecasts and more.
What is your favorite weather app? E-mail me and let me know.
~ Lillie-Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org)