Hurricane survival apps to keep you safe from the storm

Hurricane survival apps to keep you safe from the storm

Summary: Here's what you can do after you hear all the chatter about a hurricane that's rapidly approaching.


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  • Hurricane and Hurricane HD, distributed by KittyCode for $3.99 for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad respectively is probably the most sophisticated of the “Apps” for iOS listed here. It has by far the most exploitative user interface on the iPhone and iPad and makes very good use of the multi-touch capabilities of iOS.

    As with iHurricaneHD, this app allows you to track current as well as past storms, going back as far as even 1851 using available data.

  • Hurricane Tracker for iOS isn’t really a native “App” per se, even though it is sold on the App Store for $1.99. It’s actually a very clever “mashup” of various web data from the NHC and other sources that allows it to be presented in sort of a browser-wrapper on an iOS device.

Topic: iPad


Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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  • Hurricane software

    I've used Hurricane Software's tools for many, many years. I find it to be very well done, and quite timely. I now also have their iOS version. I'm not sure which I would use otherwise; I simply don't have the urge to replace their stuff.
  • You do't need an app

    Just stay away from the GOP Convention center. God's pissed at the GOP and most of the damage from this storm is going to be limited to the general vicinity of the convention.