While weather warnings, and particularly alerts to your mobile device, have improved drastically in recent years, the state of technology in most of the location-aware apps have one limitation:
If any point in a warning polygon is within your desired distance, you get the alert. I live in Haysville and routinely get warnings for northern Butler or Harvey counties.
Those warnings do only one thing: TICK ME OFF.
A warning should only alert my phone if my phone is IN the warning polygon AND the storm is moving my direction. If I drive into a warning, I should get the alert THEN.
What about other hazards?
As far as I can tell, there is not an All Hazards alert app.
We’re in the early development of the app this weekend as part of Startup Weekend Wichita (https://wichita.startupweekend.org)
We also need your help. Would you take 3 minutes to answer our 8-question survey? We need to know we’re on target.
3 Minute Suvey: https://aytm.com/r2089a4
Thank you so much!