Description of App:
Weather Radio (from the same company that brought your RadarScope) enables you to receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go. Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a NOAA Weather Radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone. Weather Radio is an entirely revamped app, formerly known as iMap Weather Radio. WDT has made significant improvements to the app based on your reviews, feedback, and support inquiries. We appreciate your involvement! ***GENERAL FEATURES*** •Patented Alerting Engine: Weather Radio provides more accurate alerts than those offered by typical consumer alerting services. Most of these services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch or warning, even if you are not actually directly within the watch/warning. Weather Radio ensures you receive an alert only if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning polygon. This means you are not disturbed by alarms irrelevant to your location. •Complete Control: You control what types of alerts you receive through the app. From our extensive weather product list, choose only the type of alerts you want. For example, select only tornado warnings or just winter weather warnings for specific locations. •Follow Me: Follow me is a critical feature if you are on the go. Imagine you are driving through an area of adverse weather. This app will alert you if you are in an area when a watch/warning is issued, without you having to do anything. •Friends & Family: Weather Radio can also save up to five fixed locations in addition to your current position. This means you can ensure friends and family at school, out of state, at a ballgame, etc., are safe. •Audio: Weather Radio provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information you need when you can’t stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can listen to the alerts and forecasts for your area at any time. •Radar: Quickly reference where you are in relation to adverse weather utilizing the in-app radar system that features watch and warning overlay. •Quick Forecast: Weather Radio is the only weather app you need. Quickly access current and forecast weather information for remote locations. Forecast features hourly data for up to three days in advance and daily information out to seven days. •Voice Over: We have optimized this app to work with Apple’s Voice Over technology ensuring our life-saving app is welcoming for the visually impaired. •Video: In markets where local media partners participate, you can view streaming video of severe weather coverage for up-to-the-minute information. ***IN APP PURCHASES*** $4.99 – Lightning Alerting – WDT has harnessed the power of the ENTLN lightning network and combined it with our patented alerting engine. Lightning alerts are sent when a lightning strike is first detected within 6 miles of your location and an all clear is sent when no lightning is detected within that range for 30 minutes. These are the rules recommended by lightning experts to ensure safety while outdoors. In addition to alerts, view real-time lightning strikes on the map. ***ABOUT WDT*** Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. is a weather content and technology partner for many major weather brands in the U.S. Weather is our business and weather safety is our passion. ***COMMUNITY*** Learn more about Weather Radio and receive update notifications and information. facebook.com/iMapWeatherRadio twitter.com/Weather_Radio ***SUPPORT*** Visit our support page for FAQs and questions. http://support.wdtinc.com/mobile/Weather-Radio.html
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This app is completely accessible with VoiceOver.
Weather Radio by WDT is becoming an increasingly good weather app. As a blind person, I particularly like the subscription lightning proximity alerts feature, as lightning can sometimes be seen long before thunder is heard. I wish the forecasts in the app came directly from the National Weather Service, but that's just a personal preference. If you're looking for an accessible weather app to alert you to just about every type of weather hazard (severe weather risks from the SPC are not supported, unfortunately), this is the app for you.