MyWarn

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

**** What is MyWARN? **** MyWARN is an app that delivers critical National Weather Service severe weather risks, watches and warnings to your iPhone based on your location. This will work only in the USA. **** How It Works **** MyWARN constantly monitors the latest tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. It uses the location services in your device to notify you immediately when an alert is issued for where you are. **** FEATURES **** * Only Alerts For Where You Are: Legacy warning systems, like sirens and NOAA Weatheradio, issue warnings for entire counties. But National Weather Service warnings are drawn very precisely. MyWARN only notifies you when you are in the precise alert area. * Only the Alerts You Want: MyWARN lets you filter out alerts that you don’t want. * Always On: MyWARN sits silently in memory waiting for a match from the MyWARN servers. * AlertsInMotion: MyWARN notifies you when you drive into or out of an alert, no matter where you are in the United States. * Early Heads Up: MyWARN alerts you hours in advance by notifying you when severe weather is forecast for your location by the experts at the Storm Prediction Center. * Simple Interface: MyWARN features a single screen that acts as a dashboard to give you an instant assessment of your situation. Alerts are color coded, labeled and organized for immediate recognition. * Safety Information: MyWARN gives you specific safety actions to be taken based on the particular alert you are located in. * Live Television Coverage: When a severe weather warning is issued for your location, it is time to immediately act. As you are getting in your safe place, MyWARN lets you watch television coverage and radar from partners who offer live streaming so you can get more information. **** MULTIPLE SOURCES FOR INFORMATION **** MyWARN is the newest type of severe weather notification system, but technology is not infallible. Never rely on just one source for weather alerts. Please ensure that you have multiple sources for severe weather information, including phone notification, NOAA Weatheradio, television and outdoor sirens. **** HAVE A PLAN **** MyWARN helps stack the odds in your favor by bringing you precise alerts and helping you know what actions to take. Having a plan, being weather aware and multiple excellent sources of severe weather information can increase your survival chances. **** KNOWN ISSUES/SUPPORT **** There are no known issues with the app at this time. Please let us know if you experience any problems or have suggestions by using the support email feature on the “More” menu. Your opinions and ideas are extremely important to us. FAQ: http://www.mywarn.com/FAQ **** COMMUNITY **** Be a part of the MyWARN community on the following social networks: Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MyWARN/334469446594860 Google+: plus.google.com/b/117048726704723496161/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/MyWARNApp

Version

2.9

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPod Touch

iOS Version

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments

The dashboard is a little weird. Before getting there, there will be a box where it wants a promo code to unlock a limited time offer. It says to just type MyWarn if you do not have one. Basically, that is MyWarn, all one word no spaces, with a capital m, and a capital W. The dashboard screen is a little weird. It's laid out in a table although Voiceover won't tell you this. You have 3 collumns. Severe thunderstorm, tornado, and flood. Under these are headings for each section. You have to kind of know what order the headings go in as it doesn't read the collumn header before each cell, if that makes sense. It's pretty easy to figure out with a bit of concentration. Don't worry, it's not that bad when you actually get an alert. I'd suggest going to your tabs on the bottom of the screen, and going to settings as a lot of magic can be done there that you may want to look at. The app is $9.99 but it is so! worth it!

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The developers really deserve a thumbs up. This app is phenomenal!

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Chris Gilland 5 years 5 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Friday, June 29, 2012

Version 2.2 was just released today, and accessibility of the dashboard has been greatly improved--VoiceOver now reads the column headings as you navigate around the table. Pretty good work, I'd say.

I like Weather Alert USA because of the complete data it provides. MyWarn is just a severe weather warning app, and it appears to do that very well. I had some timelyness issues with Weather Alert USA so I enabled alerts for MyWarn and am going to get a chance to try it out here pretty soon, I suspect.

One feature MyWarn provides that the other two do not: MyWarn alerts you if your current location is in a Storm Prediction Center risk for severe weather...this is one feature that I really like.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

still a fantastic app to own for those weather nuts. Although, this app hasn't seen an update since January of this year. So there aren't a lot of movements or new things to look forward to in apps like this.

What's New in Version 2.8

Updated digital certificates and support for newer devices.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, April 6, 2017

What's New in Version 2.9

Compatibility with iOS 10, slightly new look and bug fixes. Also added support for marginal and enhanced risks.

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