WeatherBug Elite, Now Available on BlackBerry App World, Provides Immediate Alerts and Real-Time Weather

Germantown, MD — WeatherBug®, a leading provider of live, local weather information for consumer and professional users, today announced that its premium weather application for mobile devices, WeatherBug Elite, is now available for BlackBerry® smartphones. During the first week since release, WeatherBug Elite has consistently been a top paid download on BlackBerry App World™. The new WeatherBug Elite app is also the first weather app on BlackBerry App World to leverage the BlackBerry Push API, so weather alerts are immediately delivered to the user’s device instead of being pulled by the device upon launching of the app.

"Through our work on the BlackBerry platform, we were able to design an application that truly integrates deep within the BlackBerry OS providing users with unprecedented access and customization of our unique weather data," said Chris Brozenick, vice president and general manager of WeatherBug Mobile. "In addition, by leveraging BlackBerry push technology, users immediately receive severe weather alerts without expending battery life since the devices are no longer 'calling' the system for updates. Packed with many amazing new features, this application is being recognized as the most complete mobile weather application on the market today."

WeatherBug Elite is an Ad-Free application for BlackBerry smartphones that includes advanced features for viewing live, local conditions from thousand of locations around the world. Recent enhancements specific for BlackBerry smartphones include:

  • Real-time alerts (U.S. locations only);
  • Current temperature next to the time on the home screen (changes in the event of a weather alert);
  • Forecast for events in the BlackBerry® Calendar, current weather for people in BlackBerry® Contacts and weather within BlackBerry® Maps;
  • Lightning alerts using the WeatherBug Total Lightning Network (U.S. locations only);
  • Enhanced weather maps including: temperature, radar, humidity, pressure, wind speed, satellite, lightning strikes, detailed contour alerting with vector polygons and full NWS alert messages (U.S. only); and
  • Precise weather conditions for GPS and any saved locations.

WeatherBug Elite is available for specific BlackBerry smartphones supporting BlackBerry OS 4.6 and higher and is available on BlackBerry App World (http://www.blackberry.com/appworld) for an introductory one-time fee of $4.99. For more information on this and other WeatherBug mobile apps, please visit http://www.weatherbug.com/mobile.

About WeatherBug
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)


About Earth Networks - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. 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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