Germantown, MD – March 14, 2013 – WeatherBug® for Android won the 2013 Appy Award for Best Weather App at an awards ceremony held during the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. The annual Appy Awards are produced by MediaPost Communications -- a media, advertising and marketing news and events publishing company based in New York. The awards aim to acknowledge extraordinary mobile, social or Web-based applications that are carefully chosen by MediaPost’s Executive Jury among thousands of entrants in all imaginable categories. WeatherBug for Android previously received the 2011 Appy Award for Best Weather App.
WeatherBug for Android uses real-time neighborhood-level weather information to create better forecasts and provide the fastest and most targeted mobile warnings for where people live and work. Powered by Earth Networks, the operator of the largest weather monitoring and lightning detection networks, WeatherBug for Android lets users Know Before™ with live weather data – in addition to hourly and extended forecast information for favorite locations – and plenty of customized weather tools to keep mobile users informed and alerted.
According to the Appy jury, WeatherBug for Android “presents just about everything one could want or need to know about current and forecasted weather” while allowing users to “glide easily from a look at the temperature, wind speed and a five-day forecast to a map showing precipitation and on to a deeper dive into what’s to come.” More than 125,000 reviewers have rated WeatherBug 5 out of 5 stars on Google Play, and over 50,000 have given the app a four-star rating.
“We are thrilled to once again receive the 2013 Appy Award for Best Weather App and thank the judges for taking the time to carefully review and consider WeatherBug for Android among the other finalists,” says Amena Ali, Chief Marketing Officer, Earth Networks - WeatherBug. “Our mobile development teams have continued to listen to feedback from our user community and actively strive to design an app that’s easy to use while being packed with helpful content from our proprietary weather and lightning networks, such as live camera views from the WeatherBug network, lifestyle forecasts, and potentially life-saving information with the most advanced alerts to help mobile users stay prepared and safe when severe weather threatens.”
WeatherBug for Android (ad supported) is available at no cost on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android.WeatherBug Elite for Android (without ads) is available for $1.99 on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android.elite. Learn more about the WeatherBug app family at http://weather.weatherbug.com/about-us.html.
About Earth NetworksSM - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet™ by gathering and analyzing atmospheric observations using the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks so our customers can Know Before™. Real-time weather and lightning data – gathered every few seconds from thousands of sensors across the planet – keep consumers, businesses, and governments around the globe informed with neighborhood-level weather intelligence, updated with the most current forecasts, and alerted to approaching severe weather with the fastest alerts. The company’s popular WeatherBug® mobile, desktop and online apps, and website provide local weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Earth Networks’ enterprise solutions support utilities, schools, professional sports teams, emergency response crews, government entities and others in safeguarding lives, preparing for weather events, and optimizing business operations. Learn more at www.earthnetworks.com. Get your weather at www.weatherbug.com. Follow Us on Twitter @WeatherBug and Like Us at www.facebook.com/WeatherBug.