San Diego, CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment® 2009 — WeatherBug®, the leading source for live, local weather information, announced today that its premium weather app, WeatherBug Elite, is now available on Android™ - powered devices through Android Market™. This ad-free, enhanced version of the popular WeatherBug mobile app has several new exclusive features including full radar animation, home screen widget and seven additional enhanced contour map layers.
"WeatherBug Elite is the most comprehensive weather app available today for smart phone devices," said Chris Brozenick, Vice President and General Manager of WeatherBug Mobile. "We developed Elite for Android to enable users to further customize their experience through location-based preferences and enhanced widget views. Android users are able to easily view current conditions, forecasts, National Weather Service (NWS) alerts, radar, maps, camera views, video and many other aspects of weather information with a simple touch of the screen."
WeatherBug mobile applications access information from the WeatherBug Network, the largest network of professional weather stations in the U.S. and thousands of locations around the world. WeatherBug Elite users can visualize and interact with weather information as never before with pinpoint precision.
The WeatherBug Elite for Android app also includes the following key features:
- Additional enhanced contour weather maps: NWS Alerts*, Lightning Strikes*, Humidity, Pressure, Wind Speed, Forecast Hi, Forecast Low and Satellite
- Radar Animation*
- Additional home screen widget with extended three-day forecast
- Unlimited saved locations
- Detailed alert maps with vector polygons and full NWS alert messages*
- Locations summary page for checking weather conditions at a glance for all saved locations
- Improved LBS tracking and customization
(* U.S. locations only)
WeatherBug Elite is available for select Android-powered phones through Android Market for an introductory one-time fee of $1.99. For more information on this and other WeatherBug mobile apps, please visit http://www.weatherbug.com/mobile.
WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com and http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) 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. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com)
Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc.
Editors Note: This announcement was issued at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment® 2009 show held October 7 – 9 at the San Diego Convention Center; San Diego, CA. The latest mobile applications and products from WeatherBug can be viewed in booth #735.