Lightmaker partnered with the Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) to develop a hurricane preparedness application for the iPhone. this mobile web application provides residents of Pinellas County, Florida, with a handy one-stop tool they can rely upon before, during, and after a hurricane. No more searching for printed storm guides, checking the Internet for information as the storm approaches, or trying to figure out what your needs are for your family and pets. this app enables residents to have all that information at their fingertips, on a device they have in their possession every day.
Using simple forms and drop-downs, residents first assemble a personalized profile that guides them in preparing their disaster kit and emergency plan. Then residents can utilize a series of checklists that walk them through each stage of the process, from before hurricane season, during, and after a storm. Relevant news feeds applicable to an approaching storm are available, both on a national and local level, including an RSS feed from the National Hurricane Center and a Twitter feed from Pinellas County EM. the app contains evacuation information (i.e., zones, routes, and shelters) and provides access to dynamic maps (Google Maps).
This application was built in HTML5 and takes advantage of an offline, cached database to store information, so that even if power, phone, and Internet service is lost, as it often is during a hurricane, residents can still access the guide.
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