San Francisco and Germantown, MD – March 2, 2011 – Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug® products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, announced that its WeatherBug Elite Mobile App for Android™ smartphones won the 2011 Appy Award for Best Mobile Application in the Weather Category. Winners were announced at the Appy Awards gala event in San Francisco on February 28, 2011 at the MediaPost Annual Global Conference and Expo.
Judged by a panel of mobile thought leaders, the Appy Awards acknowledge extraordinary applications across devices, platforms and carriers. The awards focus on honoring the best apps in a diverse range of categories, from games and news, to health and fitness, social networking, photography and many others.
In accepting the Appy during the awards ceremony, Chris Brozenick, Vice President of Consumer Products, WeatherBug, said, “It is great to have this acceptance of our application. We spent a lot of time to make sure that we crafted an app that was at home on Android and took advantage of the unique platform attributes, and I am happy to say the users gave us great feedback and support.”
Designed to benefit consumers ranging from the avid weather enthusiast to the casual user, WeatherBug Elite is the premiere weather application for the Google Android OS platform. According to the Appy judges, “WeatherBug crafted a weather application that feels right at home on an Android phone. Allowing for desktop widgets and maps as ‘live wallpaper,’ this app blends directly into the fabric of the Android. WeatherBug's well-developed network of professional weather stations, along with GPS-based services, let travelers see local weather wherever they may be, without the need to program in their current location.”
In addition, the “My Location” feature uses GPS tracking to provide precise weather conditions for the user’s location – an aspect business travelers and people on-the-go find useful. The app also provides users with unlimited “desktop” widgets, which turn the Android device into a weather dashboard for viewing current temperature and three-day forecasts for an unlimited number of locations.
WeatherBug mobile apps access information from the WeatherBug Network, the largest proprietary network of professional weather stations in North America, and include information from over 35,000 locations worldwide. The weather information is monitored and distributed in real-time through the network and into the apps within seconds. The WeatherBug Mobile App for Android enables users to customize the weather intelligence captured through the network for their own display of local and global information.
About Earth Networks
Founded in 1993 as AWS Convergence Technologies, Earth Networks operates the largest weather observation and lightning networks in the world and is establishing a global environmental data network on an unprecedented scale. Earth Networks owns and operates the WeatherBug brand, which precisely monitors, organizes and distributes global weather information. The WeatherBug consumer brand (http://www.weatherbug.com) reaches millions as a trusted source for live, local weather information, while the WeatherBug professional brand (http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) serves a variety of markets that include federal, state and local governments, education, agriculture, energy and utilities, sports and recreation, media and transportation. Each day, consumers and organizations, including the National Weather Service, turn to WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. Earth Networks is based in Germantown, Maryland and is online at www.earthnetworks.com.