Weather Radar Map for the iPhone and iPod Touch
Available in the
Apple App Store
|Fun game to play when there's nothing on
the radar: Select the Satellite map and choose the N0R
(124 nm) radar mode, one frame of animation. Now go browsing and zoom
way in on the blue dot to find the radar site! The blue dot will not be
exactly on the site, but it's usually far enough to throw a baseball
and hit the tower if you have a good arm!
(note: you don't have to select the radar).
is NexRad Doppler Radar for the iPhone and iPod
Touch. WxRadMap is
an indispensable tool for anyone
who travels (bicycle, motorcycle, car, boat, or plane) or participates
in any type of outdoor activity (work-related or recreational). WxRadMap,
on the iPhone or iPod Touch, provides this information in a convenient
package, anywhere you have network access (Edge, 3G, or WiFi).
Important Note: Sept 29, 2011
Version 1.3.3 of the iPad version has a bug that causes it to crash when warning polygons are enabled. After crashing, it will not load if warning polygons are present.
As a temporary fix:
Uninstall, then re-install and do NOT enable warning overlays.
I apologize for this inconvenience and I am working on a fix and hope to submit it to the app store in a few days.
|What's Coming in the Next Version?
I'm currently working on a Universal binary that will run on all iOS platforms including taking advantage of the new iPhone 5 display.
||If you have suggestions
wish to report software problems,
I love to hear from you and will try to answer all emails!
|WxRadMap is a custom-developed iPhone application that is available in the Apple's online AppStore. It takes advantage of the new Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) that became available in iPhone OS 3.0. The Google Maps API allows developers to take advantage of the fantastic maps that Google offers while overlaying radar imagery provided by the Nationial Weather Service.|
The images to right show screenshots from WxRadMap and another very nice radar app from the App Store. The shots are of the same storm, although WxRadMap is zoomed in a little closer... the app on the right is zoomed in as far as it allows.
Now lets try to answer some typical weather questions:
1. Is it raining at the Mobile Downtown Airport?
2. Will I encounter heavy rain when heading north on I-65 and I-165?
|WxRadMap 1.1 - $1.99 USD
||Another leading iPhone radar app - $9.99 USD|
out the latest video of WxRadMap in action. The video shows the
progress of the latest version that is yet to be released in the App
store. It offers improvements to version 1.0 by adding Clutter Redcution,
which gets rid of the blue shades of ground clutter in most of the
below. Additionally the user interface is being improved... even more
than the video shows.
(Version 1.2 video coming soon!)
image to the right shows a
screenshot of a new feature coming to verson 1.2 (now available).
When the "National Map" button is pressed, it will download and display the latest National Mosaic of all the Doppler Radars in the continental USA (the individual radar icons are hidden in this mode). You can zoom in to an area of interest, then toggle back into the Radar Browsing mode and pick a radar to view the detailed animated radar for that region.
|Screen Shots of Version 1.1|
|Version 1.1 features an improved user interface and adds ground clutter reduction.|
|Screen Shots of Version 1.0|