February 28, 2007
Ahead of the Weather
A rainy day can be bad news for a contractor. Not only can it put
the project behind schedule, but also tools and materials, including
freshly poured slabs, can be damaged by rain, wind, and debris.
SWIFT Weather, http://www.swiftmobile.net/,
Minneapolis, Minn., announced its SWIFT Mobile, a weather-tracking
tool specifically designed for use with handheld devices.
Slated for release March 31, 2007, SWIFT Weather says the new
software runs on Windows Mobile OS (PDAs, PocketPCs, and
SmartPhones); T-Mobile Dash, SDA, and MDA; Motorola Q; Palm Treo
(Windows Version); and Samsung BlackJack.
CEO of SWIFT Weather, explains the software will offer users the
ability to combine multiple layers of weather data—including radar,
cloud imagery, and severe weather warnings for blizzards,
hurricanes, hail, wind, or tornadoes. “An audible ring-tone and
display on the handheld device allows the consumer to learn
first-hand of the location of the weather threat, and the estimated
time of its arrival to their current location,” says Groves.