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 Networks, 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. 

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For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.

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