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Location-Based Services Helps Power iMapWeather Radio App, Delivering Voice and Text Emergency Alerts Based On A Users Exact Location

by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 22, 2011 3:05:08 AM

App offers ultimate in location management, including “Follow Me” feature and monitoring of five additional locations

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - June 22, 2011 - Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting systems, today announced the full suite of Location-Based Service features on theiMapWeather Radio App. 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.”

“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 a highly 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.

Pricing and Availability

The iMapWeather Radio app is available for $9.99 from the App Store on all iOS devices.

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. and

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