WeatherBug Bing Maps App Now Available
App Provides Interactive Visualization of Live, Local Weather Conditions on Maps
Germantown, MD — WeatherBug®, the leading provider of consumer and professional weather services and operator of the largest weather observing network, today announced that the WeatherBug application is now available on Bing Maps. The WeatherBug for Bing Maps App is a premier application on the new Bing Maps platform developed through a strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp.
The WeatherBug for Bing Maps App provides multi-layered weather information with precise, local conditions accessed from the proprietary WeatherBug Network in addition to observation detail from over 45,000 global locations.
Users can visualize weather conditions through interactive map overlays including U.S. Doppler Radar and worldwide satellite imagery. Two-day forecasts and detailed weather observations including current temperature, high/low temperatures and wind speed/direction are provided through pinpointing on a map location. Live and time-lapsed camera views are accessible from available weather station locations. The application is ad-supported and free to consumers.
"The interactive weather app we designed for Bing Maps provides users with the most precise weather information they need through a simple-to-use tool. We worked closely with Microsoft to deliver an optimal experience on the Bing Maps platform and are confident this will be essential content used frequently by Bing Maps users," said Chris Sloop, Chief Technology Officer of WeatherBug.
"WeatherBug information on Bing Maps just makes sense. Weather is one of the most accessed content areas on the Web. We looked to WeatherBug to provide our users with precise, detailed local and global weather while displaying the content in a compelling interface. The WeatherBug for Bing Maps App adds valuable weather detail that anyone can use for planning and real-time information," said Chris Pendleton, Community Evangelist for Bing at Microsoft.
WeatherBug precisely monitors, organizes and disseminates global weather information. As a trusted source for live, local dynamic data, WeatherBug empowers society with weather intelligence for making more informed decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations.