Your weather is now social
The Weather Authority introduces StormPins, a crowd-sourced social weather app that turns you in to a citizen reporter. You can report real-time information by dropping a pin and attach either a photo or 10 seconds of video, and interact with others in your community.
So how does it work? Users drop pins with a photo, video or text and the pin is interactive, meaning users can like/share/comment on it. You can view the pins/photos on a map or through a photo gallery in the app.
StormPins can display your reports instantly on-air providing a valuable service to the community.
StormPins also works with PinResponder that allows News4Jax and city officials like police, fire or emergency managers to add traffic, crime or breaking news pins all within one app.
Users can enjoy:
- Crowd-sourced weather reporting
- Photo galleries
- Interact with other StormPinners in your area
- Geo-location of storm damage and traffic reports
The Weather Authority StormPins App is free
Follow the links above to download in the Apple or Google Play stores, or just search “WJXT” in the App or Play stores and download it for free.
Have a Windows phone or no smart phone at all? You can still contribute by emailing your weather photos or short video to: StormPins@News4Jax.com. Be sure an include details about when and where the images were taken.