What's NewVersion 2.6 integrates feedback we've received from you:
** DEFAULT SCREEN ON LAUNCH **
Quickly see if your Current or Saved Locations are under a severe weather alert. Storm Shield now opens to the Sidebar menu by default. (You can still view your "Current Conditions and Forecasts" by tapping any of your Locations in your Sidebar menu.)
** WIND SPEED and WIND DIRECTION **
You asked for Wind Speed and Direction and now you got it! Just tap into any of your Current or Saved Locations, then tap the Day to view Wind Speed and Direction within the Forecast breakout.
** TORNADO SAFETY TIPS **
Tornado Alley users, we wanted to give you as much information as possible so you're prepared in case of emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during and after a tornado under the "Nationwide" section.
** STORM SHIELD ON TWITTER**
See what we're sharing via our Twitter feed under the "Nationwide" section. (To enable Twitter, go to your iOS Settings, scroll to Twitter, then scroll down until you see Storm Shield and change it to ON.)
** PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS **
We identified a number of areas to optimize the app to ensure Storm Shield operates as smoothly as possible and you get the weather alerts you need to know, exactly when you need them.
App Description** WEATHER ALERTS FOR YOUR EXACT LOCATION **
Storm Shield is "a detail-rich app... with an emphasis on smart, active, automatic alerts for severe weather... Its ability to pinpoint data to your location could literally be a life-saver."
Turn your iOS device into an emergency weather radio. Get storm-based alerts for tornado, hurricane, flood, thunderstorm, winter storm seasons and other life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification. Storm Shield delivers storm-based alerts using NOAA polygon warnings.
** HOW WEATHER ALERTS WORK **
>> Storm-based alerts help reduce false alarms by alerting you to severe weather based on your exact location within a county. Most other apps and sources still use county-based alerts (meaning you'd get an alert even if your location in the county is not within the threatened area).
** WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING **
>> Storm Shield "alerted our family of the Broken Arrow, OK tornado, faster than the TV and tornado sirens."
- Robyn, Broken Arrow, OK resident
>> "Saved me from my deductible! This app saved me $495! I got a notification about a storm coming my way with possible hail and was able to get my car in the garage before it hit. My neighbor's car had significant hail damage, mine was safe thanks to this app. Totally worth the price!"
- benjen52 (iTunes Store review)
>> "Storm Shield is like having a sophisticated weather radio on your iPhone."
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog
** BATTERY TIPS **
>> Storm Shield uses iOS Location Services to balance location accuracy and battery life.
>> Turn off Location Tracking and instead set one of your five locations to where you are most often.
>> You can throttle up or down Storm Shield's Location Tracking to balance location accuracy and battery life.
** KEY FEATURES **
>> INTERACTIVE RADAR MAP: See Hurricane and Tropical Storm forecast tracks.
>> MAP OVERLAYS: See where on the map watches and warnings are issued by switching between map overlays.
>> FOLLOW ME: Get alerts no matter where you are in the United States.
>> FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Save FIVE additional locations to make sure friends and family at home, work, or out of state stay safe.
>> AUDIO ALERTS: Voice alerts can wake you in the middle of the night or give you information when you can't stop to look at your phone.
** NOTE ON AUDIO ALERTS: Apple does not allow app developers to override the iOS "Do Not Disturb" setting. If your device is in "Do Not Disturb" mode, you will not receive any sort of notification. If your device is in Silent or Vibrate mode, you will receive alerts but will not receive the audio portion of alerts, If you wish to receive and hear Storm Shield alerts, your device will need to be on ringer loud.
>> SCHOOL CLOSINGS: for Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tulsa.
>> LIVE VIDEO: Watch live video streams where available from Scripps markets.
>> Current Conditions, 7-Day Forecast, and Hourly Forecasts
>> View weather photos and submit your own weather photos (available for Scripps television and newspaper markets)
>> Share a view of your map screen to let friends and family know where severe weather is happening, especially if it affects their location
Storm Shield is made possible by Scripps, including WCPO Cincinnati, KNXV ABC15 Phoenix, WEWS Newsnet5 Cleveland, WXYZ Detroit, KJRH Tulsa, KMGH ABC7 Denver, KGTV ABC10 San Diego, KERO 23 Bakersfield, WMAR ABC2 Baltimore, WFTS ABCActionNews Tampa, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach, WRTV RTV6 The IndyChannel Indianapolis, KSHB 41 Action News Kansas City.
Get tips, updates and more on our Storm Shield Facebook page.
Visit our support page for FAQs.
February 15, 2014 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
November 26, 2013 New version 2.6.4
October 10, 2013 New version 2.6.3
July 18, 2013 New version 2.6.2
November 30, -0001 Initial Release