|[March 14, 2013]
WeatherBug for Android Wins 2013 Appy Award for Best Weather App
GERMANTOWN, Md. --(Business Wire)--
for Android (News - Alert) won the 2013
Appy Award for Best Weather App at an awards ceremony held during
the SXSW (News - Alert) Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. The annual Appy Awards
are produced by MediaPost Communications -- a media, advertising and
marketing news and events publishing company based in New York. The
awards aim to acknowledge extraordinary mobile, social or Web-based
applications that are carefully chosen by MediaPost's Executive Jury
among thousands of entrants in all imaginable categories. WeatherBug (News - Alert) for
Android previously received the 2011 Appy Award for Best Weather App.
WeatherBug for Android won the 2013 Appy Award for Best Weather App at an awards ceremony held during the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Earth Networks - WeatherBug)
WeatherBug for Android uses real-time neighborhood-level weather
information to create better forecasts and provide the fastest and most
targeted mobile warnings for where people live and work. Powered by
Earth Networks, the operator of the largest weather monitoring and
lightning detection networks, WeatherBug for Android lets users Know
Before™ with live weather data - in addition to hourly and extended
forecast information for favorite locations - and plenty of customized
weather tools to keep mobile users informed and alerted.
According to the Appy jury, WeatherBug for Android "presents just about
everything one could want or need to know about current and forecasted
weather" while allowing users to "glide easily from a look at the
temperature, wind speed and a five-day forecast to a map showing
precipitation and on to a deeper dive into what's to come." More than
125,000 reviewers have rated
WeatherBug 5 out of 5 stars o Google Play, and over 50,000 have
given the app a four-star rating.
"We are thrilled to once again receive the 2013 Appy Award for Best
Weather App and thank the judges for taking the time to carefully review
and consider WeatherBug for Android among the other finalists," says
Amena Ali, Chief Marketing Officer, Earth Networks - WeatherBug. "Our
mobile development teams have continued to listen to feedback from our
user community and actively strive to design an app that's easy to use
while being packed with helpful content from our proprietary weather and
lightning networks, such as live camera views from the WeatherBug
network, lifestyle forecasts, and potentially life-saving information
with the most advanced alerts to help mobile users stay prepared and
safe when severe weather threatens."
WeatherBug for Android (ad supported) is available at no cost on Google
Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=com.aws.android.
WeatherBug Elite for Android (without ads) is available for $1.99 on
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=com.aws.android.elite.
Learn more about the WeatherBug app family at http://weather.weatherbug.com/about-us.html.
NetworksSM - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse (News - Alert) of the Planet™ by gathering
and analyzing atmospheric observations using the world's largest weather
observation and lightning detection networks so our customers can Know
Before™. Real-time weather and lightning data - gathered every few
seconds from thousands of sensors across the planet - keep consumers,
businesses, and governments around the globe informed with
neighborhood-level weather intelligence, updated with the most current
forecasts, and alerted to approaching severe weather with the fastest
alerts. The company's popular WeatherBug® mobile,
and online apps, and website
provide local weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather
alerts to millions of consumers. Earth Networks' enterprise solutions
support utilities, schools, professional sports teams, emergency
response crews, government entities and others in safeguarding lives,
preparing for weather events, and optimizing business operations. Learn
more at www.earthnetworks.com.
Get your weather at www.weatherbug.com.
Follow Us on Twitter (News - Alert) @WeatherBug
and Like Us at www.facebook.com/WeatherBug.
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