Simple Weather Alert
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Rating: 4.4 (1,266) Cost: Free Downloads: 100,000 - 500,000
Don't be surprised by the weather again!
This app runs in the background and monitors the official National Weather Service (NWS) alerts for your area. New alerts will appear on the status bar, and by selecting it, you can read the details.
You can also choose how urgent of a notification to get, based on the NWS Severity. An Extreme alert coming through? Then you'd probably like vibrate, lights AND bell for that! But a simple Wind Warning? Probably not as much. You can choose the level of response in the preferences.
Simple Weather Alert allows you to monitor one location for NWS alerts. If you want to monitor more locations (including locations that move with you), then consider purchasing Pro Weather Alert.
Simple Weather Alert Features:
Monitor NWS weather alerts for your area
Choose how to be notified (lights, bell, vibrate)
Modify notification based on NWS severity (go crazy for extreme alerts, such as Tornado Warning)
Alerts keep updated automatically as long as you have connectivity
Browse the alert list when there are multiple alerts, and read the details and instructions for the 2 MOST SEVERE alerts, as well as any EXTREME alerts.
An app widget added to your home screen allows for easy on/off toggling of lights, vibrate and sound settings. The alerts will still be checked and put on your status bar though, so you can keep an eye on it during class or church, without it causing distraction.
Key words and phrases list. Create a list of words or phrases, and when an alert is received that contains those words or phrases, it will be marked in the alerts list with an icon, and the phrases will be highlighted when you read the alert details.
Email an alert to friends or send via text message (requires Contacts List permission), so they can be warned as well.
Post an alert on Facebook or your Twitter feed, to get the word out fast.
Input your location by city, county, zip code, or let the app find your phone location by GPS or network location providers.
You can view the app manual here:
An explanation of permissions: The SMS and Contacts List permission are required so you can send an alert to someone via text message. The contacts list permission allows for easier selecting of the number.
IMPORTANT: While we take all possible precautions to make sure this app will get you critical alerts on time, the unforseen can still occur, as well as simple cell/network outages. Thus, we do not recommend that you ever rely on this app ALONE for tornado warnings. Please use this app along with other methods to ensure you are alerted in time.
NOTE: If you are certain the app is not sending you the alerts it should, please use Menu:Troubleshooting to send us debug info about it so we can work to resolve it quickly.
If you run into any other issues with this app or have questions, send us a note in the Menu:Troubleshooting screen. Also, visit the developers blog on our website for a list of current issues we are addressing.
cody - 2011-07-16
Works good. Alert preferences aren't very accurate and is a huge battery killer. I Uninstalled and battery last 3 times longer
Stephen - 2011-06-02
This is an excellent app. Works even faster than Weatherbug in some cases and the warning part is perfect.
brain - 2011-07-11
Wants me to buy pro version to show all alerts. Kind of assy - 'sorry you're dead, give me $2'. Otherwise good, for what it does show.
Performs exactly as speced. Developer answers email! How cool is that? Doesn't drain battery. Very handy. I'm ready for the pro version.
Bob - 2011-06-24
Simple ap, but works great. Love being aware of weather conditions for the family when I'm away. Would give more stars if avail!!
natalie - 2011-05-25
Horrible. Just went through a massive tornado breakout here in Oklahoma and didn't even receive a watch alert until an hour AFTER the tornado passed!
Catherine - 2011-09-04
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frank - 2011-08-15
Awesome installed a. Month ago been to 5 states works flawlessly and in a timely fashion great app doesn't drain batt
Ashley - 2011-05-25
Download this app last night, used it today. I work in downtown kansas city at a children's hospital. Tornado warning today, this kept us notified
Charlie - 2011-08-28
Nag to update to pro to see alerts while I am in my basement.... nice
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