We recently launched the latest Apple approved version of MyWARN. Version 2.5 is the most aggressive and reliable version with several upgrades, some of which were suggested by MyWARN users. Our goal is to continue to provide the most precise Severe Weather Notification App to our users.
A few of the upgrades include the nearby button, find news station and more aggressive geotargeting of your location in relation to the threat near you.
We want to discuss the upgrades and how they continue to help set MyWARN apart.
First we have added a Nearby button on the dashboard of the app in the top right-hand corner. We included this after several users suggested that they would like to see something to show them nearby threats. MyWARN does its job by only alerting its users when they are directly threatened. By incorporating the Nearby button the user is now able to press the button and MyWARN will light up the dashboard to represent the threat that is within 50 miles of your location. You are then able to press the buttons that are lit up and get more information on the alert that was issued. Once you go back to the dashboard, MyWARN will refresh and only show the threats that directly threaten your location.
Another feature that has been added to MyWARN, is the Find News Station button. You will find this under the settings tab, scroll down past the Set Location Button. If you press this button and MyWARN has a local news partner, you will be able to see their stream and receive additional information about the threat for you location. Many locations still do not have local news partners, but the MyWARN staff at the MyWARN Weather Center continue to contact stations and are in negotiations with multiple stations across the United States to provide coverage to users across the country. MyWARN strives to make our customers happy and if you are in an area that does not have local news coverage, please contact MyWARN and let us know of a station that you would like to see as a media partner. It may also be helpful to contact your local chief meteorologist and news director, and let them know of your desire for them to be an affiliate of MyWARN. As the network of streaming partners continues to grow and new updates are issued, MyWARN will be incorporating station logos into our app on the dashboard. These logos will double as buttons and allow you to watch the live stream at any time.
MyWARN continues to increase its computer server power, which allows for us to get users alerts to them as quickly as possible and allow for an overall process time of around 2 seconds for most alerts. Aggressively seeking your location and providing the most up to date and latest notification from your local National Weather Service Office and the Storm Prediction Center.
The newest version also fixes the issue that MyWARN had with older iOS’, that developed with Version 2.3′s release earlier this summer. The issue was only with the older iOS’, prior to 5, that Apple is beginning to phase out. If you are one of the few MyWARN users that had the older iOS that caused MyWARN to crash after receiving an alert. This problem has now been resolved.
Once again, here at MyWARN we care about providing the most premiere severe weather notification app. We are constantly looking at ways of improving our app and encourage our users to give us feedback via email. Please contact us anytime you have questions, concerns or suggestions for how you would like to see MyWARN continue to improve.
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