NewsOK and WDT Launch New iPhone App
by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 1, 2010 7:09:09 AM
Norman, OK - January 28, 2010 - Oklahoma's website NewsOK.com is offering a new iPhone app called NewsOK weatherwatch, thanks in part to a solution provided by Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., (WDT), the leader in advanced weather nowcasting and forecasting services.
NewsOK's weatherwatch is a full featured weather app with tools to keep you informed of weather news, current conditions and forecasts. The interactive radar map provides an up-to-date map of precipitation for anywhere in the U.S. NewsOK fans can just type in their favorite location and see radar information and current conditions for that location.
The iPhone application's Severe section has the latest map, showing active Watches and Warnings, a listing of all School Closings, Road Conditions, and a Live Chat feature where you can chat with NewsOK users online about the weather conditions across the state of Oklahoma.
"You can get expanded current conditions and forecasts in the weather section and type in a new location to get up to date weather for any US city or small town," said Alan Herzberger, Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK. "The News section contains our latest weather video forecast and photos and our exclusive blog from Bryan Painter."
"We are delighted to bring a vital new service to NewsOK, just in time for this year's severe winter weather and upcoming storm season," said Mike Eilts, President and CEO of WDT. The weatherwatch application may be downloaded at:http://bit.ly/cGLGBf
NewsOK, the state's most trafficked local website, is a division of The Oklahoma Publishing Company, a 105-year-old privately held corporation based in Oklahoma City, with current interests in media, hospitality, minerals, communications, technology, securities and real estate development, among other ventures. For over a decade, NewsOK has been the state's leading online provider of local news and information. OPUBCO also publishes Oklahoma's largest daily newspaper, The Oklahoman, numerous websites and publications, including wimgo.com and LOOKatOKC, and operates The Oklahoman Direct, the largest full-scale standard direct mail provider in Oklahoma.
About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT)
Founded in 1999, Weather Decision Technologies has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. WDT's iMap services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational and international offices in Norman, Oklahoma, Atlanta, Georgia, and Austin, Texas.