May 13, 2009 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Orem, Utah - Juicy Development today released the newest version of Police Scanner, the iPhone application that allows listeners to listen in (but not broadcast) on police, fire, and EMS activities across the country. Version 1.1 of Police Scanner now has an upgraded interface, allowing users to more easily navigate streams, as well as get streams faster and with more accuracy.
Instead of scrolling through all 1100 national and international EMS streams, Police Scanner now sorts streams by country and region, letting users pinpoint their favorite streams with just a few finger strokes. "Since many of our users are police and firefighters, we wanted to insure that they could pick up the stream that they need in a hurry," said David Kyle, project manager. Users may also bookmark their favorite streams for quick access.
In addition to being easier to navigate, Police Scanner has also improved database accessibility, making the streams faster to update and access. In order to give users real time information during use, Police Scanner can update the database without restarting the application. And more accurate GPS data has been attached to streams allowing for improved location by area.
Police Scanner has also improved its reliability on the Edge network, making it backwards compatible with older iPhones.
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.
Anyone who discovers a compatible stream can simply email the company or send a message through the company web page. New streams 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.
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.
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.
Pricing and Availability:
Police Scanner is available now for the regular price of $2.99 (USD). Requires 2.0 software update and a network connection.
Based in Orem, Utah, Juicy Development LLC is a privately funded company founded in 2008 by Tod Hadley and Brent Anderson. Taking inspiration from organizations such as Google, early Word Perfect, eBay, and Paypal, Juicy Development's business model is one that rewards every employee directly for the work they do. Software should be fun, functional, and make your mouth water when you use it. Copyright 2008 Juicy Development LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.