June 27, 2010

Hurricane



COST: $3.99
CATEGORIES: Locator, Native, Reference, Weather
..UPDATED: 4/6/10, VERSION: 3.3 -- RATING: 4 Stars..


Developer Snapshot: "Hurricane gives you the ability to track storms on the go using your iPhone or iPod Touch. "

It is hurricane season right now. Perhaps you are in the hurricane zone and you want to keep current with the latest alerts and tracking any possible storms, be they simple tropical depressions or full-blown hurricanes. Hurricane is an excellent app that lets you know exactly what's going on with animated satellite images and interactive forecast and tracking maps to help you see where these raging storms are heading. Hurricane keeps you current of all tropical storms tracked by the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Select a currently active storm, inactive storm or past season storm to view every detail available for that storm. How much information can you really gather from this powerful app?

-Simply use the arrows to move between plots on the broadcast quality interactive tracking map, viewing each plot's detailed information including wind speed, lat/lon, speed/direction, pressure, date and time, and your distance from each point.

-For active storms, move through the forecast cone and view each of the points, estimated wind speed, and your distance from each forecast point.

-Learn more about past hurricanes like Camile, Hugo, Andrew and Katrina, just to name a few. All hurricanes back to 1851 in the Atlantic, and 1949 in the Pacific are available!

-Make use of the Data Feed which contains:
-Generic Satellite Images and satellite loops (Atlantic, Pacific, Sea Surface Temps and more!)
-Tropical Outlooks, Discussions and Summaries produced by the NHC
-Detailed explanation of the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
-All Satellite views updated throughout the hurricane season, and changed to current imagery as they become available.

Please note that coverage in Hurricane contains the Atlantic Basin which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Of Mexico, Caribbean and surrounding areas. The Northeast Pacific Basin includes the west coast of North America – US west coast, Mexico, Central America and Hawaii. You don't have to be in the hurricane zone yourself, but perhaps you have family members there. I am in the hurricane zone, and therefore, consider this app a necessity because we all live in nervous anticipation until November when the season is over. On the other hand, you may be taking a cruise or other vacation to that region this summer. Hurricane will be invaluable for all these reasons and more. Don't miss out on this comprehensive coverage with excellent image tracking, map layout and precise details.


--OS and Age Rating:  This app requires OS 3.0 or later.
Rated 4+.
--Tip/Tutorials: Hurricane reports the data as it becomes available, however is not guaranteed. ALWAYS execute personal responsibility - watch local media outlets when threatened by a storm!
Also, Hurricane HD for iPad is available on the App Store.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Languages: English
--Developer Link: Kitty Code LLC
--Twitter Link: KittyCode
--Facebook Link: HurricaneApp

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
HURRICANE

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