weather informant

Last modified
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Description of App

Weather Informant allows streamlined access and push notification of all NOAA National Weather Service forecast, watches, advisories, warnings observations, statements and discussions from all 122 Weather Forecast Offices and six specialty centers. This is the only application that allows access to all NWS products. It is quite simply NWS in an app ! The redundant database processes approximately 19,500 products per day.

-All NOAA National Weather Service text forecasts, statements, discussions, observations, tables, matrices, collectives, watches, advisories and warnings
-Valid Time Event Code (VTEC) displayed for all hazard products
-View up to 72 hours of previous products (swipe)
-Identifies your local NWS office based on current location (GPS).
-Browse by individual NWS Office
-Browse by active hazard type
-Add favorites for any product
-Customized favorites by product type, NWS office and keyword search
-Enable push notification of any product favorite
- Customized alert sounds
-Favorite keywords are highlighted for easy viewing
-Pinch zoom or zoom in and out
- Hazards Around Me feature delivers active NWS watches & warnings specific to your current NWS zone based on your smartphone location (GPS).
- Hazards Around Me utilizes background location services to track your current NWS zone based on lat/long and send you hazard notifications that are relevant to your current location.*

*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Version

1.3

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

11.2.6

Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible, all buttons and everything seems to be labeled as far as I can tell.

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

Another weather app to add to your weather arson. Pretty cool customizable alert sounds

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Casey 2 years 7 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Dawn on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hi!! Does this app give you NOAA. Weather Radios?

Submitted by Justin on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hi,
No. Unfortunately, there is no app that will give you the NOAA radio. There used to be, but something changed, and now they don't exist anymore. Basically, if you want the NOAA radio info, then the only thing I can recommend is to get a weather radio and use it for your location.
Sorry if this doesn't help ya.

Submitted by Troy on Sunday, March 25, 2018

I think you can still get weather radio feeds through a police scanner app. I could be wrong though, but yes you use to but they do not offer apps like that anymore.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

At a glance this was something I really wanted to check out. Specially to compare to the other various weather apps that I have. My only concern when I look a bit more in to this. I've noticed that the app hasn't received an update for almost over two years. The other is the app developer web site no longer exist. Do you know if they are still business? I would hate to purchase something that may have died out and the app is still around for odd reasons. So, I thought I ask you first or if you know if they have simply moved to another site?

Thanks!

Submitted by Troy on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I'm not sure to be honest, this app was promoted on Iaccessibility podcast just recently, I didn't listen to the podcast just went and checked out the app. They were promoting weather apps.

Submitted by Jordan on Monday, April 2, 2018

If you are looking for a Weather Radio app, get Weather Radio by WDT. Works great, and has all the same alerts as the weather app at the top of this page. Weather Radio is the best app out there.

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