Weather Alertz

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    Weather Alertz

    by: Silver Spring Software, Inc. 3 8.6

    8.6 Users



    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.

    ** The Pro version of Weather Alertz is now free, so you should download that version instead of this one. **

    - 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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