February 11, 2010 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Orem, Utah - iPhone developer Juicy Development releases the first interactive police scanner for the iPhone and iPod Touch, this week at San Francisco's MacWorld 2010. The app, Police Scanner 2, allows users to alert others about emergency broadcast streams as they happen using text messages. The text messages appears on a small ticker in the app, allowing users to tune in to the stream being discussed.
"We found that there were a community of users that wanted to let each other know about exciting feeds being broadcast," said David Kyle, project manager. "And this feature allows everyone to share information as it happens."
Police Scanner 2 allows listeners to listen to police, fire, and EMS activities around the world. Unlike other emergency scanner applications, Police Scanner's adaptive technology allows updates to data streams to post "live" within a few hours of changes made. Because emergency data streams can change so quickly, Police Scanner is able to provide the updated information to its customers without waiting for slow version changes released in the iTunes store.
In addition to allowing users to share information, Police Scanner 2 allows users to record snippets of a stream and replay it later. The length of snippets recorded is limited only by the memory of the iPhone or other device.
With over 2300 national and international EMS streams, Police Scanner offers the largest selection of police, fire, and emergency services streams available for the iPhone in one application. Users can locate and listen to police dispatch frequencies worldwide. Police Scanner is the only iPhone emergency scanner application to provide streams from nine countries. New streams are added daily.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* Runs on wireless LANs, the 3G network, or on the Edge network
* Compatible both 2.x and 3.0 devices
* 0.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The cost of the application for the iPhone is $4.99 (USD) in Apple's app store. Police Scanner 2 is a product of Juicy Development, which also produces the popular iPhone applications Talk Radio and FastTrac.
Based in Orem, Utah, Juicy Development LLC is a privately funded company founded in 2008 by Tod Hadley and Brent Anderson. The company focus is to develop applications for the Apple IPhone, Google Android, and other mobile markets. Taking inspiration from organizations such as Google, early Word Perfect, eBay, and Paypal, Juicy Development's business model is one that rewards every employee directly for the work they do. Software should be fun, functional, and make your mouth water when you use it. Copyright 2008 Juicy Development LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, Google, and Android are registered trademarks of their respective companies in the U.S. and/or other countries.