WeatherBug Mobile App for Android Honeycomb Wins CTIA 2011 “Hot for the Holidays” Award at Top Mobile Conference
Germantown, MD and CTIA - October 13, 2011 - Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, announces its WeatherBug Mobile App for Android™ 3.0 Honeycomb from Google™ won a CTIA 2011 “Hot for the Holidays” award October 12 during a ceremony at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center. The WeatherBug tablet PC app won the award in the “Hottest Web Pick” category after receiving the most votes during an online poll held prior to the show.
The third annual Hot for the Holidays Awards honored the most innovative, functional, creative and cutting-edge mobile consumer products and applications.
Designed specifically for Android 3.0 Honeycomb from Google, the WeatherBug Mobile App includes numerous features providing users with real-time weather information and critical neighborhood-level severe weather alerts. Key features include at-a-glance information, location-enabled intelligence, detailed weather visualization, HD video and camera support, and in-device barometer compatibility. The app debuted at the Mobile World Congress in February.
“We are extremely pleased and grateful to see the attention that our WeatherBug app is receiving,” says Chris Brozenick, Vice President of Consumer Products, WeatherBug. “We are always striving to make our apps as helpful, easy-to-use, and most of all, useful as possible so that people can better plan their day and help stay safe from extreme weather events. We appreciate the support we continue to receive from our loyal base of WeatherBug fans. It is an especially big thrill to see our app win the popular vote as a “Hot for the Holidays” pick at this year’s CTIA.”
The Earth Networks - WeatherBug national network of more than 8,000 professional weather stations provides unique neighborhood-level local data and incorporates data from other sources, such as the National Weather Service (NWS) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), to give users access to the largest source of weather data from around the world. In addition, Earth Networks - WeatherBug provides advanced warning to severe weather by issuing Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts from its Total Lightning Network, the world’s largest and fastest lightning detection network, in addition to watches and warnings from the NWS.
CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS is the primary forum for the mobile industry to generate dialogue and promote growth of mobile technologies – and to showcase the new and disruptive platforms changing the mobile ecosystem.
About Earth NetworksSM
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.
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