ABS-CBN partners with Project NOAH for mobile app

Posted at 12/17/12 7:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN and the Department of Science and Technology have partnered to create a new mobile application for iOS devices aiming to give Filipinos relevant and timely weather information.

Dubbed "DOST Project NOAH" (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards)", the weather application brings to mobile users the interactive experience one would find in the desktop version of the high-tech weather forecasting tool.

Users of the app will be greeted by a map of the Philippines, which can be viewed in three versions: standard, satellite and hybrid.

Users can then modify the kind of information they want to see embedded on the map, such as probability of rain and typhoon forecast.

The application also shows rainfall forecast, and the current temperature, pressure and humidity contours.

For the more adept at weather science, the application also shows data from the country's various Doppler radars, which provide information on the intensity and volume of rainfall.

The application was launched for iOS devices Monday and is optimized for use with the iPod, iPhone and iPad. It can be downloaded here.

The Project NOAH was created by the government, in partnership with various agencies and organizations here and abroad, as a response to the destruction brought by tropical cyclones Pedring, Quiel and Sendong in 2011.

The DOST said "NOAH's mission is to undertake disaster science research and development, advance the use of cutting edge technologies and recommend innovative information services in government's disaster prevention and mitigation efforts."