Hurricane 3.5 – The update you’ve been waiting for

Super Typhoon Songda tracked by Hurricane on the iPhone

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.

The Games Industry is at a Crossroads…

Kitty Code’s own CTO Wendy Jones describes challenges and possibilities for future gaming on mobile platforms: Mobile’s Growth Is Shifting the Landscape of Game Development

Crossroads

Indeed, “with the increase in speed and power of mobile devices, the games industry is at a crossroads. Should they see mobile platforms as viable development platforms or continue to focus on their core user base?” says Wendy Jones, department chair of game development bachelor of science at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. She thinks mobile platforms provide the business with the chance to “expand their reach and grab the attention of more consumers by being delivered across platforms.”

Hurricane, Hurricane HD Celebrate 50,000 Users World Wide

Hurricane had a slow start back in 2008 as one of the first 10,000 apps in the iTunes App Store. The first hurricane tracking app with an Interactive Tracking Map on iOS 2.0, it set the tone for what would be expected in a fully robust hurricane tracking app. Even though the iPhone was a fairly new device, with an even newer App Store, Hurricane made a name for itself in this niche area of weather, not by being the least expensive, but by being the best. Continue reading “Hurricane, Hurricane HD Celebrate 50,000 Users World Wide”