Timeline

2014

 


Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug, receives the 2014 Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Earth Networks was selected for its work in developing “innovative lightning detection data products that improve severe storm monitoring and warning.”  

 
Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization, and WeatherBug team up to launch Little League WeatherBug, a new mobile weather app providing coaches, managers, parents, family and friends of Little League with real-time weather, severe weather alerts, and personalized lightning detection to help stay safer during practice and ballgames.

WeatherBug Home, Earth Networks' residential energy efficiency program, is featured in the Innovation Showcase at the 2014 Energy Datapalooza, an event hosted by The White House, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. 

The WeatherBug app for iPhone and iPad – updated for iOS 7 – sports a sleeker, cleaner UI and improved navigation, plus an update to Spark, our lightning detection feature that displays worldwide lightning data from our exclusive Total Lightning Network.

 

2013

 



As part of a public-private partnership with Guinea's National Meteorological agency and Cellcom Guinee, Earth Networks establishes a comprehensive Early Warning System Demonstration Project in West Africa -- the first of its kind for the region. 


WeatherBug® for Android wins the Best App Ever award in the weather category after receiving the most votes from mobile users.
  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility turns to Earth Networks’ Total Lightning Data and StreamerRT weather visualization tool for safety and decision making.


WeatherBug 3.0 for Android phones launches, adding Spark Lightning Detection in an exciting new layout              

Earth Networks and Climatempo Partner to deliver weather, lightning and early warnings on-air, online and in professional products to millions in Brazil.

WeatherBug 3.0 for iPhone launches -- packing lightning alerts and neighborhood forecasts into a brand-new look.

WeatherBug for Android wins the 2013 APPY Award for Best Weather App and the Tabby Award for Best Tablet Weather App.

 

2012

The U.S. National Weather Service selects Earth Networks' as the primary provider of Total Lightning Data. The data, and Earth Networks' StreamerRT weather tracking tool, will be used by the NWS for operations and research at its forecast offices and centers.

The WeatherBug 2.0 iPhone mobile smartphone app launches in the iTunes store.

WeatherBug launches for Nook and Kindle Fire tablets.

WeatherBug unveils its app for Windows 8.

Earth Networks announces the launch of a new Boundary Layer Monitoring Network (ENBLN) to provide critical real-time information and insight for weather forecasters and the renewable energy sector. The initiative is launching with partner Radiometrics of Boulder, Colo., the developer of sophisticated thermodynamic profiling radiometers.

WeatherBug welcomes South Carolina TV stations WCBD in Charleston and WACH in Columbia to its nationwide network of broadcast partners.

Earth Networks introduces Extended-Range Hurricane and Extreme Weather Forecasts for the energy sector.

Earth Networks and the National Wildlife Federation partner to foster K-12 STEM Education. 

At the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting & Conference, Earth Networks
debuts PulseRadSM, a first-of-its-kind radar alternative based on total lightning, as a cost-effective solution  to empower meteorologists  with more information to improve forecasting and lead times for dangerous storms with the potential for flooding or severe weather.

2011

AWS Convergence Technologies adopts the name Earth Networks, Inc.

Earth Networks collaborates with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to launch a high-density greenhouse gas network and to establish the Earth Networks Center for Climate Research at Scripps.

 

Earth Networks formalizes an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA-ESRL) to provide greenhouse gas data for use in research and applications to advance climate science.

 

Earth Networks introduces Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts to provide advanced notification of the potential for severe weather.

 

WeatherBug for Android Honeycomb debuts at 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Earth Networks announces an agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to configure and operate prototype GHG observation networks.

Earth Networks celebrates 100 million downloads of its popular desktop application with a contest inviting users to share their stories about their experiences with the WeatherBug desktop application, website and mobile phone apps. Hundreds of users

submitted their personal stories.

 

Earth Networks partners with ICOS, a European consortium of national climate research institutes from 17 countries, to increase the size of Europe's greenhouse gas monitoring network and collaborate on data management standards.

 

Earth Networks announces an agreement to provide real-time weather information to ESPN.

 

Earth Networks provides first-ever continuous lightning track coverage of a major hurricane.

 

Earth Networks teams with the State of California and top University of California researchers on a GHG monitoring network for the state.

2010

The company forms a public-private partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to support emergency response services provided by the federal government.

WeatherBug launches its WeatherBug Elite App for iPad.

WeatherBug unveils weatherbug.com, providing consumers with a more custom and interactive experience for viewing live weather information.

WeatherBug releases the WeatherBug API to application developers for building mobile Web applications or BlackBerry and Android applications for Verizon Wireless' V CAST Apps store.

The company confirms its position as the operator of the fastest, most complete lightning network and announces the global expansion of its Total Lightning Network into North America, South America, the Carribean, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company enters into a collaborative lightning research agreement with the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil. 

SESCAM Emergency Services Operations in Spain selects the company to provide live, local weather information.  

 

The company launches its Smart Grid Solutions for utilities. The solutions apply real-time, hyper-local information that enables intelligent forecasting, load balancing, outage management, asset protection and demand response.

2009

Company launches its Earth Networks Total Lightning Network™ across North America.

WeatherBug launches its premium weather app, WeatherBug Elite, for Android devices.

 

WeatherBug provides its services in Ireland through Northern Ireland Electric, UTV and BT.

2008

Earth Networks (then known as AWS Convergence Technologies) signs a memorandum of understanding with National Weather Service (NWS).

WeatherBug mobile apps launch on devices from all major mobile carriers.

2007

WeatherBug becomes the premier provider of weather information to Verizon.

2006

WeatherBug works with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and others on lightning detection technology.

The American Meteorological Society presents WeatherBug a prestigious Corporate Award for Outstanding Services.

2005
WeatherBug announces global weather application for smartphones.
2004

WeatherBug launches WeatherBug Achieve, a Web-based application for K–12 education that includes a suite of teaching tools that utilize live weather data to build student math, science, technology and geography skills.

WeatherBug announces it has been certified to display the TRUSTe privacy seal on its website, reflecting its long-time commitment to consumer privacy and security.

 

NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) incorporates the company's nationwide, real-time weather data into NWS operations.

 

The company launches its professional line of products and solutions for enterprise users.

2003

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) bestows its Friend of Education Award to Robert S. Marshall, President and CEO of Earth Networks (then known as AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.) in recognition of the WeatherBug Schools Program, and for WeatherBug, one of the top web sites in the world.

2002

WeatherBug partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to aid the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

WeatherBug becomes the second most-visited source of weather information on the Web (according to comScore).

2001
WeatherBug  Achieve receives the prestigious Hilda Maehling Award from the National Education Association (NEA).
2000

The WeatherBug brand and its ladybug logo debuts.

At a time when desktop computer applications were only just emerging, WeatherBug introduces its free weather application for computers. Within the first eight months, 1.5 million users download the application.

1995
The company launches the WeatherBug Schools Program by providing weather stations and educational tools to schools across the U.S.
1993

While still in their twenties, Robert Marshall and Christopher Sloop found AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (AWS), the company that would become Earth Networks.

 

The company introduces the Media Partner Program and signs first television station to use real-time local weather information on-air during broadcasts.

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