I live near the Gulf of Mexico, so I am particularly interested in tropical systems during the hurricane season. I have 3 hurricane-specific apps (2 paid & 1 free). Hurr Tracker is, by far, the better of the 2 paid apps. I paid $2.99 for it (& $3.99 for the other 1). Hurr Tracker is better because it has a variety of weather maps that I can view without having to press any more buttons (other than the initial one, which is labeled for easy access). Once the tropical system reaches storm status, a More Maps button appears at the bottom of the initial maps. These maps allow me to see more pertinent information about the system. The maps come from NOAA, Weather Underground, & other weather sites. Hurr Tracker is just what I need for the hurricane season. Thank you, Developers, for providing such an informative tropical system-tracking app!
This app is probably one of the best in any category I've purchased and I paid twice what they are offering for it now. The audio updates are fantastic and they have every map you could possibly want to see. It would be nice if they added a section to explain how and where the different track models come from (shown in different color lines) other than that it's easy to use, informative and even living in Miami, I always seem to be the first to know! I love this app if your city falls into the "cone of uncertainty" every hurricane season, you should buy this ASAP!
If you're like me and you live in a place that doesn't get affected by hurricanes, you have to dig for info on them when there is one out. Well, that is a pain, and since I'm a complete enthusiast when it comes to meteorology, ESPECIALLY severe phenomena like hurricanes, I've gotta stay informed! This app solved all my problems in that department. I love it and it was worth so much more than the petty price I paid for it. You won't regret downloading this one. Thanks, guys, for a swell app!
It is hard for me to believe the 1-star reviews. Have you ever tried to navigate the NHC mobile web site on the iPhone with Safari? For 99 cents, I will gladly use Hurricane!. Yes, there are other Hurricane web apps, and they are good; and they are also 4 times as expensive. This brings quality hurricane maps to the masses. By the way - some of the satellite feeds are unique in that they offer a larger view - for example, "full atlantic" is not found in the competition.
Just what I was looking for! The new version is fantastic! Even has audio! What more could we want? Danielle just developed & another storm is brewing just behind it. This second storm is not on the news yet, so we are ahead of most people by having this app. We just moved to Florida a few months ago, heard about "Charlie" coming thru this area a few years ago, so I want to be prepared. Hurricane Tracker loads fast, has great graphics, & shows future tracking. Love it!
I live in Florida, so hurricane speculation is a cottage industry here. Now I can see what I need to see and be warned by TM. Frankly, you never really can tell the power nor the place a hurricane might go until about 24 hours before it strikes. Even then, there is a lot of room for error. That's why this ap is so handy for me. I don't have to listen to dire predictions....my phone will buzz when there is something I need to know.
This app is by far the best compared to the rest. I live in central FL which took 4 direct hits in 2004 & I wish I had it then. With family & friends in various parts of FL & up/down the East Coast it has complete info as described & then some (i.e. they even let you know when they upgrade servers during high traffic times). Push notifications are invaluable especially if you are busy with work, family. storm preparations, etc.
The app already had all pertinent info, but the recent updates make it not only way more useful but pretty too! I love the additions of the sea temps and forecasts, the ability to switch to/from landscape mode and the new home screen so you don't have to search each region separately. It's all right there in front of you now. Also, the motion satellite starts very quickly. Love the updates! Just in time for hurricane season! Thx!
We lost our home to Ivan when it hit FL in '04. I wish I could have had all the info this app provides in the days leading up to Ivan making landfall. During hurricane season I constantly check this app. Waiting on local news to tell you what's happening is frustrating and you lose precious time. This app helps keep you one step ahead of the storm. I have used it every year for the last 3 years and I am glad I have it!
The strength of this app is mostly in it's convenience and organization. Yes, it is true it is "only" a collection of information from trusted sources. What do you expect, a privately run set of weather models and forecasts for 3 bucks - one time? It is a very well-done and organized collection of satellite views, track maps, and model forecasts all in one page - organized by storm. Bravo Zulu!!!!