New Severe Weather Warning App, iMapWeather Radio, Free For One Day Only on May 19th
by Daphne Thompson, on May 18, 2011 5:48:13 AM
The first 100,000 individuals nationwide to download the app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch get it for free
NORMAN, Okla., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting systems, announced they are offering the iMapWeather Radio App for free for one day only, Thursday, May 19th, 2011, via the iTunes Store. The first 100,000 people who download the app will receive it for free - the equivalent of a $1 million donation to weather safety nationwide.
As natural disasters strike with increasing frequency, the iMapWeather Radio is proving to be a helpful tool in emergency preparedness. 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 afflicting our country - with precise location-based text and voice alerts. The app "wakes up" the phone 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. "This app is a vital tool to help families prepare for the dangerous storm season upon us."
iMapWeather Radio Key Features:
- Precise Alerts: Users only get an alert - voice and text - if their device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning polygon.
- Follow Me: When on the go, users automatically receive an alert if they move into an area under a watch/warning.
- Friends and Family: Users can pinpoint up to five locations for the app to follow.
- Battery Life: The application is designed to conserve your battery life even while using GPS.
- Video: In select markets, users can get live video of severe weather coverage.
FREE Weather Radio Day
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Pricing and Availability
On May 19th, the iMapWeather Radio app will be available for free to the first 100,000 individuals who download it at the App Store on all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch.The iMapWeather Radio app is currently available for $9.99 from the App Store on all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. It will also be available at the Android app store for later this year.
About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT)
WDT's iMap® services provide dynamic interactive and mobile weather mapping solutions for the world's leading local media and Internet companies. WDT is a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems. WDT maintains operational and international offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: www.wdtinc.com and www.weatherforensics.com.