There’s a new version of our Storm Shield App for iOS. Here’s a video on how to set up Storm Shield for a new user or for upgrading from a previous location. The new version went into the iTunes app store on Tuesday.
The Android version has not been updated yet. Here’s a link, however, to download it from the Google Play app store.
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Are you a hurricane watcher?
One benefit of Storm Shield, our new “Weather Radio” iPhone app is that users of can track the paths of hurricanes and tropical storms.
In Storm Shield’s interactive map, users can switch between weather overlays to see severe alerts on the map or track hurricane and tropical storm paths.
If you already have Storm Shield, tap on “iMap Radar”, then tap the “Severe Weather Overlays” button at the bottom of the map (see attached screengrab) and scroll down to (and tap) the “Hurricane Tracks” option.
We are doing a short survey about tablets. If you are a tablet user, can you help us out by taking the survey?
The Nomination period ends on Sunday.
Here are the top 20 largest referrers of traffic to knoxnews/govolxtra with our own sites or those of our vendors, like obituary site Legacy.com, pulled out.
Google has three of the 20 spots. locally based blogger Glenn Reynolds’ has two on the list (Pajamas Media and Instapundit), and the government’s Oak Ridge complex also has two with doe.gov and ornl.gov.
You will probably recognize most of the domain names. Usnpl.com is a newspaper list site with a lot of annoying popup ads.
For all the sites, large and small, that send us traffic throughout the year, a hearty thank you!
The Top 20 for 2008:
The A1 Mom blog has the scoop on why we’re looking for “scared of Santa” photos. Upload yours to im.knoxnews.com.
We’re going to harness the power of twitter this election. If you’ll be twittering about the election (local, state or national), please hashtag your tweets with #knoxelect.
This way all local tweets on the election can be put together in one place. See all #knoxelect tweets.
And if you’re a political junkie, see twitter.com’s election tweetcast which pulls together all election related tweets.