(WXYZ) - Spring is here and so is the rising possibility of severe weather in our area.
To help keep you safe all through severe weather season, we are offering our Storm Shield mobile app at a reduced price for a limited time.
The WXYZ Storm Shield is a life-saving app that acts like a NOAA Emergency Weather Radio on your iPhone or Android device. You will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding major weather events.
Your iPhone or Android will "wake up" with alerts wherever you are.
Running now though Monday, April 29, we've reduce the price of Storm Shield to $2.99. That's a savings of $2 over the normal $4.99 price tag.
The sale is just in time for Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Designed to inform the public about the dangers posed by severe weather, this week will feature alert system tests in some communities. Severe Weather Awareness Week runs through Saturday.
Storm Shield provides the following features:
More Precise Alerts - Storm Shield provides more accurate alerts than those offered by typical consumer alerting services. Most of these services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch or warning, even if you are not directly within the watch/warning. Storm Shield ensures you receive an alert only if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning box
Follow Me - The app will alert you if you are in an area when a relevant watch or warning is issued, no matter where you are in the United States.
Friends and Family - You can save up to five locations in addition to your current position. This will help you make sure your friends and family in other locations are safe as well.
Battery Management - You can control how much accuracy you want the application to use for your location, and thus impact the battery management.
Audio - Storm Shield provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night, or give you information you need when you can't stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can listen to the alerts and forecasts for your area at any time.
To download the app for the iPhone, search Storm Shield in the App store or click this link .
To download the app for the Android, search for "Storm Shield" in the Google Play store or click this link .