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Helping Business Weather the Storm

WDT Creates Custom iPad App for Network Affiliate, WSBTV Atlanta

by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 28, 2012 2:36:53 PM

The only iPad Weather App that focuses on complete North Georgia Weather Coverage

NORMAN, OK – November 28, 2012 - Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc., a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting services, has partnered with Cox Media Group’s WSB-TV in Atlanta, GA to bring an innovative new application that focuses on northern Georgia weather to the App Store. This “24/7” iPad® App is constantly updated with the latest Atlanta area storm and forecast information.

In addition, WDT powers location based storm alerts from the National Weather Service in the app. The alerts are more precise than traditional county-based alerts. The alerts will signal three tones and push a message to the device if a user’s saved location is inside a watch or warning box. The App streams live coverage of Channel 2 Action News and the Severe Weather Team 2 as they track storms and give out minute-by-minute information on specific streets and neighborhoods threatened by a storm.

The Severe Weather Team 2 iPad App can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App Store and features:

  • Live streaming StormTracker 2HD Radar
  • Severe Weather Team 2’s 5-day Forecast with the “Weekend Always in View”
  • Midtown Atlanta to Hartsfield -Jackson Int’l Airport
  • Multi-city forecasting to keep users alerted to severe weather conditions across the country
  • Users can stay connected to Severe Weather Team 2 on Facebook and Twitter and upload weather pictures and video to Channel 2 without leaving the app

In addition to the free alerts, users can also upgrade to a premium alert package for $4.99. The premium alert package offers push notifications for up to 114 alert types from the National Weather Service.

About Channel 2 WSB-TV

The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.

About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)

Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems 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 offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: wdtinc.com & weatherops.com.

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