What's new in Version 4.1.4:


BUG FIXES:


• Squashed a bug that caused the lightning strikes to stop displaying on the map in version 4.0 when the 'Severe Weather Overlays' Lightning layer is enabled by the user. (This bug was inadvertently introduced in the version 4.0 app update on 01/14/2020, and because of the lack of thunderstorms and lightning during our January testing, we weren't able to verify lightning strikes on the map until now. Thanks to Mississippi and Alabama for their early February severe weather and lightning that helped us verify this. :) )


We hope you enjoy the improvements to NOAA Hi-Def Radar Pro!


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NOAA Hi-Def Version 4.1.3 Update - Released Feb. 3, 2020

What's new in Version 4.1.3:


BUG FIXES:


• Squashed two bugs that affected the app's behavior when in its Current Location modes, which caused some inconsistent map zooming and location update behavior.



To clarify the Current Location modes:


There are 3 different modes available when tapping the Current Location arrow button (i.e. on the Map screen in the lower-left corner of the menu).


MODE #1: "Navigation Mode" -- When you tap the Current Location arrow button the first time, this activates "Navigation Mode" as noted by the small "+" icon next to the highlighted Current Location arrow.


This mode is intended to be used while plugged into external power, for use as a "follow me" mode (i.e. while being used by a passenger in a moving vehicle). Continued use of this mode can dramatically decrease battery life.


This mode auto zooms in tight specifically for "Navigation Mode", so you can follow the blue dot's progress on the map.


The blue dot's Current Location is updated anytime the app detects a change in Current Location. After entering this mode, you can adjust the map's zoom level as desired.


This mode also turns on the top-left corner display for estimated MPH and elevation.


This mode also turns on the bottom-right corner display to show your Current Location's weather condition. This weather display gets updated every 5 minutes.



MODE #2: "Current Location Mode" -- While in "Navigation Mode", tap the Current Location arrow a second time to disable "Navigation Mode" (as noted by the Current Location arrow still highlighted, but the little "+" icon is now removed), to keep your Current Location blue dot active.


This mode is intended to be used to quickly check the weather conditions at your Current Location, and then turn this mode off. Continued use of this mode can decrease battery life.


This mode reduces the frequency of Current Location updates to help save on battery. While in this mode, the Current Location will only update if a location change of 2 miles or greater has occurred.


This mode turns off the top-left corner display for estimated MPH and elevation, keeps on the bottom-right corner display for Current Location weather, and zooms out the map to provide a broader view so you can see the weather activity moving toward your Current Location.



MODE #3: "Current Location Off" -- While in "Current Location Mode", tap the Current Location arrow a third time to disable the Current Location blue dot completely.


We hope this helps explain the intended functionality of the app's Current Location features.


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NOAA Hi-Def Version 4.1 released January 22, 2020


BUG FIXES:


• Squashed a bug where the base map view (i.e. 'Satellite' or 'Dark' map view) would not keep the user's preference after the app was force closed and re-launched (even though the selection checkmark persisted correctly in the menu item).


• Squashed a bug where the Current Location blue dot (assuming Current Location was enabled by the user) would not display the Current Location's weather conditions correctly when the blue dot was tapped, as it did in the old version 3.x app.


• Squashed a bug where the 'Storm Tracks' (assuming user tapped a 'Storm Track' icon on the map) displayed an incorrect direction in the text information window for the storm cell's directional movement.


• Squashed a bug where the 'Storm Tracks' (assuming user tapped a 'Storm Track' icon on the map) displayed an incorrect "0 mph" in the text information window for the storm cell's speed movement.


• Squashed a bug where the 'Share' button on the Map screen was not working on iPad.


• Squashed a bug where the 'Radar' layer (if enabled by user) was not appearing over Europe, as it did in the old version 3.x app.


• We also made some adjustments to correct a few minor user interface layout issues that affected some users on certain devices.


Thanks for your patience as we worked through these issues in the previous 4.0 release, and we hope you enjoy the improvements!

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NOAA Hi-Def Version 4 released January 14, 2020


What's new in Version 4.0:

 

1) A new map kit from our weather provider allows for new weather layer imagery. You'll notice the base map itself now looks a little different because of this map kit change.

 

 

2) Improved imagery to these existing Past Weather layers:

• Radar

• Clouds

• Clouds & Radar together

• Temperatures Map

• Water Temps Map

• Wind Speeds Map

• Road Weather Map

• Snow Fall Map  (new to the version 4.0 release)

 

• NOTE: The 'Snow Cover' map layer from version 3.x has been replaced with the new 'Snow Fall' map layer in this version 4.0 release.

 

 

3) Improved weather imagery to these existing Future Weather layers:

• Future Radar: See predicted radar imagery for the next few hours.

• Future Temperature Map: See predicted future temperatures map.

 

 

4) New Future Weather imagery layers (new to this version 4.0 release) include:

• Future Clouds: See predicted cloud imagery for the next few hours.

• Future Clouds & Radar together: See predicted clouds and radar imagery together for the next few hours.

• Future Water Temp Map: See predicted future water temperatures map.

• Future Wind Speed Map: See predicted future wind speeds map.

 

• NOTE: If you already have a pre-existing active subscription for the optional Future Weather in-app purchase, all six Future Weather imagery layers will be enabled automatically when you update your app to this version 4.0 release.

 

• If you do not have an active Future Weather in-app purchase subscription, or your Future Weather in-app purchase previously expired, then you will need to purchase the optional Future Weather in-app subscription to unlock these six Future Weather map layers.

 

 

5) Other app improvements include:

• Hurricane Tracks screen now scrolls properly if there are numerous hurricane or tropical storm track points displayed.

• Removed the 'Advanced > Weather Layer Imagery Loops' user preference, because the new map kit from our weather provider in this version 4.0 app release does not support this capability.

• Additional performance improvements to give you improved weather experience.