February 23, 2012 in News (E)
[prMac.com] Atlanta, Georgia - Scanner Radio Deluxe, developed by Gordon Edwards, allows any iPhone/iPad user to listen to thousands of police and fire scanners, weather radios, air traffic communications, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world using nothing more than the free app. Using the app, people can listen in on their local police and fire departments as well as listen to major newsworthy events (mass casualty incidents, major fires, hostage situations, etc) occurring in other areas of the country (and the world).
Users of the app can easily select what they would like to listen to by selecting from a list of scanners located near them, from a list showing the Top 50 scanners with the most listeners, or they can browse the directory by area or genre. Users can listen to scanner audio in the background while using other apps. Users can designate scanners they listen to frequently as favorites for quick and easy access to them.
A unique feature of the app, not offered by other similar apps, is the ability to have the app display a notification anytime a scanner has more than a certain number of listeners. This feature is useful in having the app alert the user when something major is going on that might be interesting to listen to (such as a SWAT incident or hostage situation, firefighters battling a large wild fire, public safety personnel dealing with tornado aftermath, etc).
Users of the Android version of the app (named "Scanner Radio") have found the app to be invaluable during severe weather containing tornado outbreaks, when living near major wildfires, and when hurricanes are making landfall. Gordon Edwards developed scanner Radio Deluxe after receiving numerous requests for an iPhone/iPad version after first creating the immensely popular Android version named "Scanner Radio".
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Scanner Radio Deluxe 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category.
Gordon Edwards is an independent application developer for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry platforms and a long-time scanner radio enthusiast. Copyright (C) 2012 Gordon Edwards. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.