June 1, 2010 in Weather (E)
[prMac.com] Orlando, Florida - Kitty Code, LLC announces Hurricane HD for the iPad in conjunction with the beginning of their third season of Hurricane tracking on the iPhone and the start of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Released on April 1, 2010, Hurricane HD was the first hurricane tracking application created just for the iPad. Hurricane HD is the big brother to Hurricane, which has been tracking storms on the iPhone since September 2008. Hurricane was one of the first complex Weather Apps sold in the iTunes AppStore, and continues to provide excellence, value and worth to their customers.
Hurricane 3.3, is the latest release of their leading hurricane and tropical storm tracker for the iPhone and iPod touch, in the iTunes App Store.
Hurricane, the most popular and best selling hurricane tracker for the iPhone and iPod touch, returns with another great update for the 2010 hurricane season.
Hurricane introduced a whole new way to track tropical storm systems with a new highly detailed, zoomable map covering storms in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In the 3.2 update, Hurricane has received mapped, zoomable 3 and 5 day forecast cones. In addition, Hurricane contains a dynamic information page for each storm which provides you with animated satellite and radar imagery when available and the latest plots for active storms. Now in the 3.3 update, Hurricane introduces world satellites and a refined interface making the information you need easier to get to than ever before.
"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 now 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 in the last few years, and has been very successful in showing users 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
* Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean tracking maps to the existing Atlantic tracking maps
* Eastern and Central Pacific historical tracking data
* Storm information page puts important storm details such as storm specific animated satellite, radar, and 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 both the Atlantic and Pacific
* An enhanced look that makes finding information easier than ever before
Features exclusive to Hurricane HD:
* News tab featuring storm news and preparedness information.
* Designed especially for the new iPad's size
When asked about the success of Hurricane, Ilene Jones, CEO of Kitty Code, LLC said "This year Hurricane is celebrating the opening of the 3rd season of tracking the tropics on the iPhone. When we created Hurricane, we created it for ourselves, because this was the information we wanted to know while we were not at a computer or in front of a TV. We have a passion for storms and storm tracking born of growing up in Florida where the threat of storms is never far from your mind. We wanted an interactive tracking map to tell us every detail of every plot, not just a pretty picture. We also wanted it to be useful all year, not just during the tracking season. Hurricane has been the leader in hurricane tracking technology on the iPhone since our launch in September 2008. We have taken the time to refine our interface every year making it ever easier to get the information you need when you need it."
When asked about Hurricane HD, and what makes it different from Hurricane on the iPhone, Jones said "Hurricane HD was released on April 1 which was the launch day of the iPad App Store, three short days away from the iPad launch. We were able to use the larger screen size to really create an experience worthy of the iPad, while putting as much information as possible at the user's finger tips. We completely redesigned the interface, and are continuing to refine it to create the best possible experience. Some of the features which are only on Hurricane HD are the News tab and the newly designed Satellites tab which is coming in Hurricane HD 1.2. The news page to give more information about upcoming and recently passed storms in addition to links on preparedness from the National Hurricane Center and other sources and the redesigned Satellites tab gives you just about every possible satellite image right at your finger tips. Hurricane HD truly is the best and easiest way to track a storm while on the go."
The world is talking about Hurricane:
"Usually you would need several apps or go to many www pages Well organized Thanks" - iTunes Review (US)
"Love the 3.0 update with improved map features and more info on tropical activity/discussions!" - iTunes Review (US)
"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 Review (Germany)
"Sehr vielseitges App, grosse ‹bersicht, viele Ansichten.
So verpasst du garantiert keinen Hurri mehr." - iTunes Review (Netherlands)
"I live in Cancun and this is the best app for tracking hurricanes" - iTunes Review (Mexico)
Hurricane Minimum Requirements:
iPhone or iPod touch 3.0 or later
Hurricane HD Minimum Requirements:
iPad 3.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Hurricane for iPhone 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 Hurricane website.
Kitty Code, LLC is a privately owned 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. To find out more about Kitty Code, join us on our website. Copyright 2009 Kitty Code, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.