June 1, 2011 in Weather (E)
[prMac.com] Orlando, Florida - Kitty Code, LLC announces a major update for Hurricane Season 2011 to Hurricane HD for the iPad, and Hurricane for the iPhone.
With an area of interest already being watched off of the eastern seaboard of the US, we have a stark reminder that Hurricane Season is here, and it's time to be prepared. Forecasters expect another busy Atlantic Hurricane Season, and for people with an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad, there's no better way to stay informed than with Kitty Code's Hurricane and Hurricane HD apps.
Hurricane HD has received a major update for 2011 with many features to keep you informed. The newly updated tracking map now allows for the display of multiple tropical systems simultaneously, while the Hurricane HD Historic Storm Library gives you access to memorable storms of the past and can be displayed along side current storms within the tracking map. With the new Storm Center, active storm bulletins, forecasts, satellites and radar are all at your finger tips, along with the ability to play through storm tracks. Hurricane HD now also includes push notifications, giving you the ability to stay up to date with whats happening in the tropics anytime day or night.
Hurricane for the iPhone and iPod touch has been updated to include world tropical cyclone, typhoon and hurricane tracking on the interactive tracking map. Hurricane is the first application of its kind to cover tropical systems around the world. We've also added push notifications to keep you informed of any critical developments.
Tracking storms since September 2008, Hurricane continues to lead the pack as the innovative and inclusive hurricane tracking option, giving you easy access to everything you need to track a tropical system and keep you informed. Hurricane introduced highly detailed, zoomable maps covering the Atlantic, East and Central Pacific oceans and now tracks the West Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Oceans as well. Receiving continued refinements over the last three years, Hurricane has added distance from your position to any point on the storm track, and the official 5 day Forecast Cone to the broadcast quality maps. Each storm continues to feature animated satellite and radar imagery when available, the latest plots for active storms as well as world satellites, bulletins and more.
"Hurricane was the first complex weather application added to the iTunes App Store, and the latest release of Hurricane builds upon the solid framework that our users have come to know and trust. The mapped forecast cone is an extremely important part of tracking hurricanes, showing you what areas could be affected. Hurricane takes this a step further, allowing you to zoom in on the forecast cone, effectively showing you the exact extent of the cone of uncertainty. Hurricane remains the only app performing this function to date on the iPhone and iPod touch and Hurricane HD is the only iPad app with this critical feature", said Ilene Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Kitty Code, LLC.
Hurricane has grown a lot over the last three years, and has been very successful in showing where storms are, regardless of their location in the world.
Features included in Hurricane and Hurricane HD:
* Mapped, zoomable 3 and 5 day Forecast Cone
* Animated satellite and radar imagery
* World wide tracking maps
* Atlantic, Eastern and Central Pacific historical tracking data
* Storm information page and Storm Center puts important storm details such as storm specific animated satellite, radar, forecast images and text at your finger tips
* Fully zoomable tracking maps providing a greater level of detail
* Integrated GPS to inform you of your distance from an approaching storm
* Satellite images covering all tropical seas and oceans
* An enhanced look that makes finding information easier than ever before
* Push notification of new storms
Features exclusive to Hurricane for iPhone and iPod touch
* iOS 4 Ready
* Retina Display Images
Features exclusive to Hurricane HD:
* News tab featuring storm news and preparedness information.
* Track and compare multiple current, past and historical systems on the same interactive map
* Designed especially for the iPad's size
* HDMI output allows for the display of Hurricane HD on a large screen
The world is talking about Hurricane:
"Apps share similarities, but Hurricane HD, Hurricane stand out from this pack." - Macworld, Rated 4 out of 5 Mice
"This app has everything I need in one handy spot. It's not a game or a toy, just an app packed full of the latest storm information.", iTunes US
"I use this app on a daily basis, I highly reccomend it to anyone who is interested in weather or lives in a hurricane prone area.", iTunes Canada
"Preciso, claro, eficiente, la mejor aplicacion en su naturaleza, al igual la base de datos que incluye", iTunes Mexico
"Tres bonne app qui sert lorsque l'on vit au Antilles ce qui est mon cas meilleure app du genre.", iTunes France
"Sehr empfehlenswert. Sehr uebersichtlich - man sieht auch sofort auf der 1. Seite evtl. Sturmaktivitaeten und dann gibt es alle wichtigen weiterfuehrenden Angaben. Es ist fuer mich das allerbeste Hurrikane-App!!", iTunes Germany
"Sehr vielseitges App, grosse bersicht, viele Ansichten.
So verpasst du garantiert keinen Hurri mehr." - iTunes Review (Netherlands)
* iOS 4.0 or later iPhone, iOS 3.2 or later for iPad
Pricing and Availability:
Hurricane and Hurricane HD are only $3.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's iTunes AppStore. More information about Hurricane for the iPhone and iPod touch and Hurricane HD for the iPad can be found at the official Kitty Code website.
Kitty Code, LLC is a privately held startup in Orlando, FL, which writes innovative applications for hand held devices. With over 30 combined years of experience in weather, web technologies and game development we are able to create games and applications which are robust, fun to play, technically savvy and yet easy to use. Representatives from Kitty Code will be available at WWDC in June to speak to media in person regarding all of their apps. To find out more about Kitty Code, join us on our website. Copyright 2011 Kitty Code, LLC. All Rights Reserved.