November 8, 2013 – WeatherBug®, the popular weather app from Earth Networks, won a Tabby Award for Best Tablet App. An independent judging panel selected WeatherBug for Android as the winner in the Weather category. Representatives from WeatherBug will accept the award during a ceremony at the TabletBiz Conference and Expo on November 13 in New York City.
The inaugural Tabby Awards are the only competition worldwide for the best iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet apps. Held by TabTimes, the only media covering the tablet industry and ecosystem, and the Application Developers Alliance, an industry association representing individual developers and companies, the Tabbies celebrate the best tablet apps to help developers and their customers develop and adopt best practices.
The Tabby honor follows WeatherBug’s acceptance in June of the Best Weather App Ever in the weather category. WeatherBug for Android also won a 2013 Appy Award for Best Weather App in March at an awards ceremony during the SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas.
WeatherBug’s Android tablet app includes a variety of features to keep users safer so they can Know Before™ with neighborhood-level weather, real-time lightning proximity information via its exclusive Spark™ feature, and the fastest alerts to severe weather with exclusive Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs). Most recently, WeatherBug added new 10-day forecasts, a Hurricane Center with the latest tropical storm updates, Spanish language support, and additional customization options.
“We are constantly striving to provide an engaging user experience by delivering the most accurate weather data, the most advanced forecasting tools and the fastest weather alerts,” says Michael Lombardi, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer. “It is an honor to be recognized for our continuous efforts in the mobile and tablet space from TabTimes and the Tabby Award judging panel.”
On Android: On Google Play, search for ‘WeatherBug’. WeatherBug for Android is free to install.
On iPhone: Find WeatherBug in the iTunes store. WeatherBug for iPhone is free to install.
About Earth Networks - 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 monitoring 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 @WeatherBugand Like Us at www.facebook.com/WeatherBug..