May 11, 2009 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Orem, Utah - To celebrate the upcoming new update to their iPhone application, Police Scanner, Juicy Development has lowered the purchase price to 99 cents in a pre-release special. Once the new update is published, Police Scanner owners will receive the new update for free, as well as additional updates to the application on future dates.
Police Scanner allows listeners to listen in (but not broadcast) on police, fire, and EMS activities across the country a useful tool for locating and listening in on EMS dispatch frequencies throughout the country. Now with over 1100 EMS streams in the application, Police scanner is a must have for on-call volunteer fire fighters, news crews, emergency responders and hobbyist.
With the total number of EMS streams to Police Scanner reaching over 1100, Police Scanner is now the most far-reaching emergency stream application in the iTunes store. "Because our customers depend upon our application for up-to-date emergency information, it's crucial that we provide as much coverage as we possibly can," said David Kyle, project manager for Police Scanner.
In addition to having over 1100 EMS streams, Police Scanner is also the only application to broadcast international EMS streams. Countries streamed by Police Scanner include Canada, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. "We were really surprised by the overwhelming positive response from other countries," said Juicy Development CEO Tod Hadley. "But we're a global application, and are adding new countries as we locate them."
New streams are being added daily as Juicy receives hundreds of requests for additional streams each day. "Our people are working hard to keep up," said Kyle "We've hired additional staff just to stay on top of the emails. Every employee is currently working to help with the backlog and adding streams, and every email will receive a personal response."
Anyone who discovers a compatible stream can simply email the company or send a message through the company web page. New stream will usually be added within a few days. "If you send in a request saying add Detroit, we will get to it; if you go find a stream in Detroit and send us a link, we usually add those within a few hours." said Kyle.
As additional stations, counties, and cities are added, the database is automatically updated and the stream instantly becomes available to all Police Scanner users. Police Scanner uses the location-aware technology built into the iPhone to help users locate streams near them, or allows them to search through a list of all available streams from across the country.
Not all areas broadcast an iPhone compatible stream. This is still a new technology for many police, fire, and dispatch centers. A stream from your local city may not yet be available.
iPhone and iPod Touch 2.2 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Police Scanner is available now in the Apple iTunes store for the pre-release price of 99 cents (USD) and works on the iPhone or iPod touch. The pre-release price is expected to end within a few days, so don't wait. Once the sale is over, Police Scanner will be available for the regular price of $2.99 (USD). Requires 2.0 software update and a network connection.
Juicy Development LLC, the makers of Talk Radio, Bard That!, and other iPhone applications, is a privately funded company founded in 2008 by Tod Hadley and Brent Anderson. Located in Orem, Utah, the company's focus is to develop applications for the Apple iPhone, Google Android, and other mobile markets. Copyright 2009 Juicy Development LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computers Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.