NOAA takes weather information wireless
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Jun 27, 2000
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently unveiled a
new software application that makes the latest weather forecasts and news
available on wireless handheld devices.
NOAA's Office of High Performance Computing and Communications developed
the new Xpress application designed for Palm Computing Inc.'s Palm VII handheld
wireless device. Users can download the application from
www.hpcc.noaa.gov/palmpilot.html or www.palm.net/apps.
Once downloaded, the application enables users to receive the latest
news, local weather forecasts and warnings, coastal water temperatures,
fish market prices, and a NOAA staff locator. In the near future, NOAA plans
to add new functions, including offering the latest hurricane information.