weather informant

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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.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.3

Free or Paid: 

Paid

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