Free WeatherRadio App!!!!

| May 10, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | 15 Replies

Great news… the makers of the iMap WeatherRadio iPhone app have decided to make it free for one day, Thursday, May 19. The app is normally $9.99… and ABC 33/40 is a partner. Here is their news release this evening…

The tragic events caused by tornadoes this month in Alabama and the South have shown again the need for enhanced and additional approaches to nationwide alerting of tornado and severe weather outbreaks.

With advanced warnings on smartphones using Location-Based Services, people that are in harm’s way can be alerted even if they are not sitting in front of a television or in a location where they can hear sirens. This may allow those affected to react in time to avoid loss of life and property.

iMapWeather Radio Free for a Day!

* What is “Weather Radio Day”? WDT is offering the iMapWeather Radio iPhone application free to up to 100,000 people for one day only – the equivalent of a $1M contribution to weather safety nationwide (iTunes download is normally $9.99).

* Find out how you can help by offering and promoting Weather Radio Day and this free application all day on May 19th, either with or without your brand associated.

* With iMapWeather Radio, your viewers receive potentially life-saving, precise weather alerts on their smartphone, free for a lifetime. This free offer is not a “lite” version and there are no gimmicks involved. We are truly trying to help save lives.

Get more details at

So… mark your calendars now and plan on getting this great app free on May 19!


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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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  1. Free $10 iphone weather app, today only (5/19) | May 19, 2011
  1. meathead530 says:

    Sure wish they made this for Droid.

  2. Sarai says:

    This app is awesome, and accessible with Voiceover. Came in handy when I had no power, and no backup batteries for my weather radio.

  3. nate rodriguez says:

    I thought it was mentioned on Weather brains that there was an android app

  4. thomas pierson says:

    So its free for one day to help, but hell they aint no storms that day,so that aint worth a flip,make it free forever for the first 500,u might actually do better,.

  5. Capstone says:

    The app is free for one day only…..

  6. deb sandlin says:

    Not sure I understand. Does this mean you can get the app free on that day and then never have to pay a monthly fee,,,or free for that day only,, then have to start paying a monthly fee. Confusing.

  7. PGmommaof2 says:

    Dang I purchased this app for my iphone the day of the storms. Too bad it was not free that day! It works wonders! I live in Pleasant Grove and that sucker went off and then I heard the low thunder like rumble and 15 minutes later it hit!

  8. James Spann says:

    There is no monthly fee… free for life.

  9. Dana says:

    Thomas…reading comprehension will serve you well, my friend. You can download the app for free next Thursday, but you can use it FOREVER afterwards, including whenever the next April 27th-like outbreak happens (which hopefully won’t be in the lifetime of your iPhone or much less our lifetimes). The app won’t suddenly stop working next Friday.

  10. AM says:

    Does this weather app work for the IPAD with just wi-fi connectivity? Say I had my I-pad connected to a hot spot via WIFI ….I am assuming it would work just like if it was attached to the 3G or 4G phone networks, right?

  11. Matthew P says:

    Yes, this will work on an iPad and iPod Touch if connecteted via WiFi or 3G. And yes, as with all apps on the iTunes store, a single download is good for the lifetime of your phone/phone service, or if you upgrade to a new phone with the same iTunes account.

  12. Chris says:

    It is a terrific app!!! I paid $9.99 for it and it was the best investment I’ve made on my iPhone!!! GET IT!!

  13. Dayron says:

    i have looked this app up and it sounds great but it is still showing 9.99 this morning…….is it free today?

  14. Michael says:


    James said this in the post:

    So… mark your calendars now and plan on getting this great app free on May 19!

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