Weather apps are fairly standard for smartphones, usually using GPS tracking to pinpoint your location and give you a graphically pleasing look at the temperature and conditions. However, DIY app builders are now using appcatch.com to release mobile applications that drill down the forecast and conditions for very specific areas and times.
For cases when a smiling sun graphic doesn't really provide the necessary information, appcatch.com mobile apps are picking up the slack
Knowing the nautical forecast for the Great Lakes is a tremendous asset for recreational boaters and merchant marines. The new GL WindWaves app offers charts and projections for these large bodies of water
The app, optimized for both iPhone and Android smartphones, gives a wind and wave outlook for the Great Lakes covering anywhere from 0 to 120 hours out. The app provides charts that are updated twice daily to show the conditions on all of the lakes.
The lakes represent the largest collection of freshwater lakes in the world making up twenty one percent of the Earth's surface freshwater. While some may wonder why it is necessary to forecast wind and waves on freshwater lakes, it should be noted that the lakes are subject to fierce storms and have witnessed hundreds of shipwrecks over the years.
It is the wind that creates the waves on the Great Lakes and swells can reach 10 feet on a regular basis. Knowing the wind and wave forecast becomes critical for even recreational boaters on these large bodies of water.
The GL WindWaves app taps into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association for its chart information, easily the best resource in the world for nautical forecasts, making it a valuable tool for any vessel navigating these waters.
The WI Severe WX app covers severe weather in the Wisconsin area and is an offshoot of the trusted website. The app offers severe weather warnings, state radar maps, weather alerts and forecasts. The app also tracks lightning, rain, and wind by country and can even pull severe weather warnings from other regions of the country.
Like the GL WindWaves app, the WI Sever WX app becomes a valuable tool for travelers, long-haul truckers, and event planners in the region.
Appcatch was launched in June of 2012 and initially served as free app market for users of the DIY app builder appsbar.com before expanding to include all app developers who wish to see their apps in the world-wide distribution channel. By making appcatch open to all app developers and app lovers, the company has furthered its goal of truly democratizing the app building and app user experience.
If you are looking to enhance the power of your smartphone, load it with some apps from appcatch.com. Join now and start downloading your favorite apps or uploading the apps you've developed and immediately share them with your social networks. Do you have an app idea but not sure how to get it from the idea stage to completion? Use the free app builder at appsbar.com and upon completion your app will automatically be included in the dynamic new appcatch marketplace.