Did you know that one of the world’s most-downloaded weather apps was built in Orlando.
And 13 years after MyRadar first launched, the business continues to expand and bolster the mobile app, which is available the Apple store, Google Play, and the Windows Store.
MyRadar, which has been downloaded more than 50 million times and has 13 million active monthly users, has added the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hazard mapping system as part of the app’s wildfire information layer.
The feature adds the ability to show infrared hotspots detected by satellites, which are updated every 30 to 60 minutes. It will also include smoke analysis based upon visual information.
CEO Andy Green said in a news release that the wildfire information aims to increase emergency workers’ real-time situational awareness.
“As wildfires grow more widespread and the dangers increase, so too should the capabilities of the technology in our pockets,” Green said.
MyRadar has offices in both Orlando and Portland, Oregon. The company recently received several Telly Awards, which honor achievement in video and television content.
Green is a serial entrepreneur who has in the past launched one of the first Internet service provider in the country.