New Lightning Strike Detection App For iPhone and iPad Hits App Store

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[] Wheaton, Illinois - AllisonHouse LLC is pleased to announce the immediate availability of BoltMeter 1.0, a new lightning detection display for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. BoltMeter is the only iOS application with a real-time lightning strike display utilizing a compass based system to provide up to the minute distance and direction information. BoltMeter is also the first iOS application that leverages the accuracy and efficiency of the United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN). Lightning data for this application is only available within the Continental United States.

On opening BoltMeter, the app obtains current GPS coordinates and queries the severe weather data servers at AllisonHouse for any lightning strikes within 30 miles in the past 6 minutes. Using an easy to read compass based system, any strikes are then displayed by highlighting the appropriate quadrant on the compass. BoltMeter is easy to use and powerfully simple.

BoltMeter 1.0 features include:
* Google Map underlay
* 60 second updates
* iOS 4 multi-tasking support
* Compass rotation for spacial awareness
* Data limited to areas within the United States

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 1.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BoltMeter 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category.

AllisonHouse LLC, founded in 2006 by weather industry innovator Tyler Allison, is a data aggregation and integration company that specializes in severe weather related data. AllisonHouse LLC has been providing custom weather data solutions for over 5 years. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2010 AllisonHouse LLC / 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.


Joe Allison
Executive Vice President Business Development

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