myBeachCast: Improving Great Lakes Beach Hazard Awareness

Project Lead: Great Lakes Commission – Christine Manninen
Partners: LimnoTech
Geographic Scope: Great Lakes

The myBeachCast app currently allows Great Lakes beachgoers to view real-time beach information on android devices, including water quality advisories, weather and water conditions. This project will extend the capabilities of myBeachCast to the iOS (Apple-iPhone) platform, potentially doubling the user rate. In addition, streamlined online and mobile reporting methods will be developed to allow the integration of beach condition reports into myBeachCast. This will enable users of myBeachCast to instantly access local beach conditions such as wave heights, water temperatures and flag status, as reported by lifeguards and beach supervisors.