"The News-Press Hurricane Hub mobile app is the nation's first and most comprehensive source to track Atlantic and Gulf storms, with more than 60,000 downloads."
This led me to search the Web for hurricane apps, where I found one for iPhones: "Hurricane," produced by a company called Kitty Code. Here's the description on Apple's site (emphasis added):
"Hurricane™ gives you the ability to track these storms on the go using your iPhone or iPod Touch. Released in 2008 as the first Hurricane Tracking app for iPhone."
Here's how Apple's site describes the News-Press Hurricane Hub app:
"The Hurricane Hub is your comprehensive guide to the hurricane season, whether you live in an area impacted or you're just interested in major storms."
(Not mentioned on Apple's site, of course, is that the News-Press app is also available for phones powered by the competing Android operating systems.)
A year ago, Macworld ranked Hurricane No. 1 in a review that did not mention Hurricane Hub at all.
So, who was first to market: Fort Myers or Kitty Code?
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