WWDC was a great experience for us here at Kitty Code. Our CEO Ilene Jones took the trip, had a great time learning at the sessions, seeing Steve Jobs in person for the first time, and meeting with other developers like Mike Wolfenbarger just one developer of RadarScope, Ross Kimes developer of StormSpotter as well as Dylan and Dustin Bruzenak of AppViz analytics app for the Mac. The time we spent IRL (In Real Life) was great. It was especially interesting to talk about our beginnings, since we have all been writing apps for iOS devices since 2008, and hear the perspectives of others in our small weather app community. There were others we hoped to see, but alas, it was not meant to be.
While in San Francisco, we also had the opportunity to meet with Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief of MacTech Magazine and TUAW’s own Editor-in-Chief Victor Agreda, Jr. We had a short video interview about our apps, which mostly focused on our virtual geocaching game Traveler’s Quest.
Orlando, Florida – Kitty Code, LLC announces a major update for Hurricane Season 2011 to Hurricane HD for the iPad, and Hurricane for the iPhone.
With an area of interest already being watched off of the eastern seaboard of the US, we have a stark reminder that Hurricane Season is here, and it’s time to be prepared. Forecasters expect another busy Atlantic Hurricane Season, and for people with an iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad, there’s no better way to stay informed than with Kitty Code’s Hurricane and Hurricane HD apps.
Hurricane HD has received a major update for 2011 with many features to keep you informed. The newly updated tracking map now allows for the display of multiple tropical systems simultaneously, while the Hurricane HD Historic Storm Library gives you access to memorable storms of the past and can be displayed along side current storms within the tracking map. With the new Storm Center, active storm bulletins, forecasts, satellites and radar are all at your finger tips, along with the ability to play through storm tracks. Hurricane HD now also includes push notifications, giving you the ability to stay up to date with whats happening in the tropics anytime day or night.
Hurricane HD 2.0, the highly anticipated update to our flagship Hurricane HD product was released to the App Store today. Hurricane HD 2.0 has been rewritten from the ground up and now tracks not only storms in the Atlantic, East Pacific and Central Pacific, but also includes the West Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Oceans on the same map! Active storms are added to the tracking map automatically, and now you can add multiple storms to the map, to track current storms, compare past storm tracks to a current storm and more! A world of new information has been brought to your fingertips. In addition, the tracking maps have received a great update, adding a storm center with all of the pertinent storm information available in a single location, as well as the ability to switch between standard and metric units. All of the information you need available at a glance. Continue reading “Hurricane HD 2.0 – The Definition of iPad Storm Tracking”
The long awaited Hurricane 3.5 is finally here, and has some great new features inside. One of the biggest features is the addition of world tracking maps, and bringing all of the information for storms in the West Pacific, South Pacific and Indian Oceans into the same UI as the Atlantic, East Pacific and Central Pacific have enjoyed.
In addition to the great new world tracking maps, we have also added push notifications into the mix, letting you know when a new storm forms.
As with each of our yearly releases, the 2010 data has been moved into the past storms list so you can easily browse through all of the data for each storm.
If you already have Hurricane on your iPhone or iPod Touch, or just want to talk with others who are also tracking hurricanes, feel free to join us on our Facebook Page, where we will be discussing storms, preparedness and other information all season long! Hurricane 3.5 is available in the iTunes App Store now.
Traveler’s Quest 3.0 was just released with a lot of great new features, including Message In A Bottle, our way to send messages between players. Leave a message on your buried treasure map for others to find, or leave a message of thanks for a treasure plundered! The entertainment value for these messages is great – good natured rivalries can now be found in game, for those who have other players near by. You know you’ll want to join in the fun, and earn the new achievements that go along with playing with the Message In A Bottle!