Weather Decision Technologies, a global provider of
state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting systems,
announced the full suite of Location-Based Service features on the iMapWeather
The app takes LBS
to the next level by sending alerts only to a user in a geo-referenced polygon
of dangerous weather, reducing false alarms and keeping alerts focused on exact
areas of impact. The app also boasts features like “Follow Me” where
users can move around and still receive alerts wherever they go.
“In times of dangerous weather, the first instinct
is to seek safety, whether in our own home or two counties over,” said
Mike Eilts, president and CEO of WDT.
“By leveraging Location-Based Services and our own
proprietary technology, iMapWeather Radio gives users the ultimate in location
aware weather apps – providing alerts for only your exact location whether you
stay put or you move to another location,” Eilts added.
“The best model I see now for the future warning
device is the WeatherRadio app from the iMapWeather guys. If you are in a
polygon, you get the notification on your smart phone. If you are not, nothing
happens. it works beautifully,” said James Spann, ABC 33/40 chief
meteorologist, Birmingham, AL.
iMapWeather Radio is an advanced weather radio app for
the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, providing information on severe weather like
tornadoes, floods and hurricanes with precise location-based text and voice
alerts. The app “wakes up” the phone and provides an early voice and
text warning to help individuals and families seek safety – even in the middle
of the night, or when the power goes out.
By TelecomLead.com Team