WeatherBug App Debuts on Amazon’s New Fire Phone

Germantown, MD and San Jose, CA – July 25, 2014 – WeatherBug, the brand millions trust to Know Before™ severe weather strikes, launches its popular app on Amazon’s new Fire phone. Featuring exclusive Spark™ lightning alerts, the fastest alerts to severe weather, and pinpoint forecasts for 2.6 million locations worldwide, the app includes all the weather, alerting tools and special features WeatherBug users have come to trust. What’s more, the app utilizes Fire’s unique features with an expanded home screen widget that provides vital weather information at-a-glance, supports gesture-based navigation, and includes cool new 3D effects.

WeatherBug for Fire is available for free. For a full list of WeatherBug’s features – including exclusive live weather cameras, fun and easy photo sharing, and helpful Lifestyle Forecasts – check out WeatherBug in the Amazon Appstore.

“WeatherBug is consistently among the most downloaded mobile apps because we uniquely deliver more data from our own network, in a beautiful, rich app,” says Amena Ali, CMO for Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug. “We rely on Amazon to deliver exclusive weather, critical lightning information and advanced severe weather alerts. And Amazon customers have helped make WeatherBug a top-rated app. We are delighted to further team with Amazon to launch WeatherBug for Fire.”

Earth Networks, WeatherBug’s parent company, works closely with Amazon to deliver Spark™ with real-time total lightning alerts – plus critical weather information – to millions of consumers. Every second, vast amounts of data from our weather and lightning sensors around the world – amounting to billions of transactions per day – is processed in the Amazon Cloud using a broad variety of technology offerings. Data is then delivered to millions of connected users via WeatherBug’s award-winning apps.


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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