Help with a weather app
I am new to iOS. I have to say olive the iPhone nearly in every way. I came from blackberry and miss one thing. Is there a weather app out there that chimes or vibrates or notifies in any way when a severe weather alert come through? Weatherbug did on blackberry and android. Maybe someone knows. Otherwise I love this device!
- 04-16-2011, 08:31 PM #2
There's another solution for that... Weather Channel has free email alerts you can set up to be delivered for warnings - and if you get them sent to an email account you have set up for push to your iPhone, you will get them quite fast - and will be as fast, or faster than local TV stations run automated crawls with alerts.
And still another solution: subscribe to weathertap.com - awesome radar on a home computer, or - on a mobile device - phone, or tablet... plus, they offer an email or sms notification service that's included with your subscription that sends weather warnings - and those are delivered as fast or faster than broadcast media delivers as well.
Edit to add: I have reviewed the available apps in the AppStore that purport to be what you are looking for, and none are rated well at all - and those that I've tried live up to their dismal ratings. Your best bet is either of the two methods above, or both for good measure.
Last edited by kch50428; 04-16-2011 at 10:09 PM. Reason: add to it
- 04-17-2011, 12:37 PM #3
- 04-17-2011, 02:39 PM #4
The My-Cast app looks to be one of the better rated apps, and can be set up to push alerts.
- 04-17-2011, 04:17 PM #5
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- 04-19-2011, 09:54 PM #11
I like it because it uses the obnoxious alert sound that comes across the weather band when there is a warning... it DEFINITELY gets your attention. I have both it and My-Cast (like My-Cast because it can follow your location automatically). The new update for Weather Alert is out and works fine now.
- 04-19-2011, 11:15 PM #12
- 04-20-2011, 12:24 AM #13
I saw that you were online when I posted this and tried to send you a PM but I don't have the mandatory 15 posts to allow that.... sorry.
Last edited by tperry; 04-20-2011 at 12:28 AM.