View Live Global Lightning on Your iPhone and iPad: WeatherBug App, Revamped for iOS 7, Features First-Ever GPS-based Total Lightning Map

Germantown, MD – The WeatherBug 3.5 app for iPhone and iPad – updated for iOS 7 – sports a sleeker, cleaner UI and improved navigation, plus an update to its popular Spark lightning detection feature. As visually stunning as it is useful, Spark displays real-time lightning data from the company’s exclusive Total Lightning Network, the largest and most advanced in the world.

WeatherBug’s Spark feature is your personal lightning detector – and the only tool delivering minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning strike information so you can enjoy the outdoors and stay safer. See where the closest lightning strike is to you and heed color-coded warnings to avoid danger. Zoom out, and view lightning flashes around the world. Share Spark with friends and family so they can Know Before™ and watch lightning as-it-happens across the planet.

View this short clip of global lightning via WeatherBug’s Spark feature.

Only Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug, tracks billions of lightning strikes around the world using its exclusive Total Lightning Network. The National Weather Service (NWS), the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility all use data from our network – the same data that we are delivering to WeatherBug users for their personal enjoyment and safety on their mobile devices.

WeatherBug 3.5 for iOS also expands its popular user-submitted photo galleries by adding new photo albums (recent and local), a cold and flu section, and at-a-glance Lifestyle Forecasts. Only WeatherBug lets you tap into the world’s largest network of weather and lightning sensors for the most accurate, real-time pinpoint forecasts for 2.6 million locations worldwide. Plus, get the fastest severe weather alerts pushed straight to your device.

Get WeatherBug on iOS today and Know Before™ with the company selected as the 2014 winner of the Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation from the American Meteorological Society for developing “innovative lightning detection data products that improve severe storm monitoring and warning.”

The WeatherBug app for iPhone is available now on iTunes and is free to install. The new Spark feature is also available on Windows Phone 8.

Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

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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