iMap Weather Radio Wins 2012 Appy Award in Weather Category
by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 21, 2012 3:25:18 PM
San Francisco and Norman, OK - March 21, 2012 – Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc., a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting services, announced today that its iMap®, Weather Radio app for iOS won the 2012 Appy Award for Best Mobile Application in the Weather Category. Winners were announced at the Appy Awards gala event in San Francisco on March 19, 2012 at the MediaPost Annual Global Conference and Expo.
Upon selection of iMap Weather Radio as the winner, MediaPost wrote the following about the app: "One could make the argument that iMapWeather Radio is as much a safety-and-security app as it is a forecasts-and-charts weather tool. Alone among weather apps, iMapWeather Radio pushes out alerts for specific weather events (tornados, etc.), drilling down on a county-by-county basis. Additionally, via its "Follow Me" feature, it warns users when they enter an area [that subsequently falls] under a specific type of weather threat. Throw in a host of interactive maps and streaming video culled from local TV stations, and iMapWeather Radio is a singular offering—an information hub for anyone who wants the most up-to-date data."
Judged by a panel of mobile industry leaders, the Appy Awards acknowledge extraordinary applications across devices, platforms and carriers. The awards focus on honoring the best apps in a diverse range of categories, from games and news, to health and fitness, social networking, photography and many others.
In accepting the Appy during the awards ceremony, Ian Stinson, Senior Vice President of Mobile Strategy, WDT, said, “On behalf of everyone at WDT who put so much hard work into this app I am honored to accept this award. It is extremely gratifying to know we saved lives as well as received recognition from our peers for our efforts and hard work.”
With iMap Weather Radio you will receive critical voice and text alerts on life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will "wake up" and also "follow you" with alerts wherever you go. Listen with ease to local weather forecasts and warnings while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a life-saving weather radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone.
About iMap Weather Radio
With iMap Weather Radio you will receive critical voice and text alerts on life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will "wake up" and also "follow you" with alerts wherever you go. Listen with ease to local weather forecasts and warnings while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a life-saving weather radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone. For more information: iMapWeatherRadio.com and iMap Weather Radio YouTube Channel.
Pricing and Availability
The iMap Weather Radio app is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone® and the iPod touch® at http://imap.tv/imwrpress. An Android version is expected to be available soon.
About the Appy Awards
Since its inception, the Appy Awards have been designed to include all devices and platforms, and each of the ﬁnalists are carefully chosen by the Executive Jury from entries among literally hundreds of thousands of eligible apps. This year's Jury was comprised of ﬁfteen veterans from three industries: developers, advertising & marketing, and popular technology publications. Jury members range from a varied selection of companies and publications, including Zinga, PopCap, Phonevalley, Macworld and Engadget. To learn more about the Appy Awards, and to view the full lineup of categories, ﬁnalists, and winners, visit http://AppyAwards.net.
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:http://wdtinc.com and http://weatherforensics.com.