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Weather Alertz

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Weather Alertz

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Version 1.5
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Updated December 31, 2012
Installs 13 times
Category Weather
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Description

Weather Alertz provides a free, quick, and simple way to receive weather and non-weather related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service and other government agencies.

– Enter locations by zip code, county, or marine zone. Unlimited locations allowed.

– Receive alerts for the entire U.S. and surrounding coastal waters, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

– Includes 15 alert categories (121 individual alert types). Lets you choose which alert types you want to be notified for.

– Notifications show up in the device’s status bar. For notifications, you can play a ringtone, vibrate the device, and flash the LED lights. You can mute ringtones before and after particular times of the day.

– Ability to automatically poll for new and updated alerts, as frequently as every 3 minutes. Current alerts are stored on the device, which means less data needs to be downloaded.

– View a map showing the current alerts for the U.S. and surrounding coastal waters.

– No advertisements.

– No subscription fees or in-app purchases.

– Upgrade to Weather Alertz Pro, to get current location tracking, push notifications, and the ability to use different ringtones for weather warnings, watches, advisories, and statements.

Alert categories:
– Air Quality
– Civil Emergency
– Earthquake and Tsunami
– Fire
– Flood
– Fog, Smoke, and Dust
– Heat
– Hurricane and Typhoon
– Hydrology
– Marine
– Special
– Thunderstorm and Tornado
– Volcano
– Wind
– Winter Weather

Explanation of app permissions:
– INTERNET: Required for downloading alerts from National Weather Service servers.
– VIBRATE: Users have the option of vibrating the device when notifications arrive.
– WAKE_LOCK: This prevents the device from sleeping when updating alerts.
– RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows the app to start up after the device is rebooted.

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