Ballpark Weather for iOS – Precipitation Tracking for All MLB Stadiums

By on May 2, 2013 at 3:06 am

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – RainAware today is pleased to introduce Ballpark Weather 1.0 for iOS, its innovative app that displays the number of minutes until rain reaches/leaves any stadium and the minutes until current precipitation ends. Featuring the proprietary RainAware system, this advanced algorithm interprets weather radar readings, determines the motion vector, and calculates time of inbound and outbound rain. Wind speed and direction, possibly affecting home run frequency, are superimposed over an aerial photo of the stadium. Baseball fans can scan a scrolling list of all the day’s scheduled games and instantly read the teams playing, start time, location, current temperature, wind speed and direction, weather conditions, and chances of precipitation. Touching any item reveals a full page, aerial photo of the stadium and detailed information on precipitation and wind conditions.

Feature Highlights:
* Easily see which games are raining now, which will be raining soon, and which might be raining in the future
* Integrated rain timer counts down the minutes until rain arrives or departs
* See latest radar image for today’s games with your location plotted and a cone showing direction of movement
* See which games have winds blowing in or out, possibly enhancing home run frequency
* Save your favorite team for quick access
* Sun in your eyes? See what time it will set
* Get a major edge in fantasy baseball

Designed especially for fans of Major League Baseball, Ballpark Weather provides comprehensive weather conditions and forecasts for all MLB stadiums and all 30 teams. The app incorporates complete MLB schedules, which can viewed in a scrolling list by touching one of four buttons: Today (view all MLB games scheduled for today in order of start time); Tomorrow (view all MLB games scheduled for tomorrow in order of start time); Day 3 (view all MLB games scheduled for the day after tomorrow in order of start time); and My Team (view the schedule of the next seven games for any team or the user’s default team selection). Four filter tabs are also provided, which filter results of each of the four buttons: All, Chance of Rain, Wind Blowing Out, and Wind Blowing In.

Based on one of the most advanced iOS weather engines, Ballpark Weather produces highly reliable results. Because rain information is based on existing areas of precipitation moving toward the user’s location, rain chances are high – only calculation of its arrival time may be subject to minor inaccuracies. The app produces specific times up to three hours in advance, more than enough time for fans, umps, and players. If it is currently raining, the app provides an accurate estimate of the time it will stop. Only games in the Today list of games include comprehensive rain information as analyzed by the RainAware system.

“We’ve worked very hard to create a weather engine capable of predicting rain with a margin of error of just minutes,” commented Ryan McGee of RainAware. “Now, baseball fans can view what the RainAware system predicts for any game that day. For those who would like the benefits of this system wherever and whenever they need it, we recommend our flagship app, RainAware Weather Timer, which will track rain and storms to your exact location to within minutes.”

Language Support:
* English, German, Northern Sami, and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 21.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ballpark Weather 1.0.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. Review copies are available on request.

Ballpark Weather 1.0
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Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, RainAware was founded by Ryan McGee in 2012. Copyright (C) 2013 RainAware LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.