Weather Radio by WDT: Accessible Severe Weather and Lightning Alerts on your iOS Device

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Submitted by AppleVis on Thursday, June 26, 2014

In this podcast, Michael Hansen demonstrates version 3.0 of Weather Radio by WDT.

Weather Radio provides users in the U.S. with life-saving severe weather alerts directly from the National Weather Service; a subscription-based lightning alerts feature; as well as detailed conditions and 7-day and hourly weather forecasts. Weather Radio was recently redesigned and updated to version 3.0, and the developers made accessibility a priority in the new release.

In the podcast, Michael demonstrates Weather Radio's different features--including the lightning proximity feature--and also provides a workaround to the one accessibility issue he found with the app. While not mentioned in the podcast, some users have reported that the app freezes on the setup screen; to fix this, community members have had success closing Weather Radio in the App Switcher and reopening it--repeating this process two or three times if necessary.

Link to Weather Radio by WDT in the App Store

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