STATE COLLEGE, Pa. April 26, 2012 - AccuWeather for iPhone is the "Best iPhone App" according to the 2012 Mobie Awards presented at The Mobile Show 2012 in Dubai. AccuWeather for iPhone has detailed and local weather forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. It is easy-to-use, designed with bright weather icons that clearly illustrate the forecast, and it alerts users to severe weather.
The Mobies were presented by Samsung at The Mobile Show on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. 'The Mobies are designed to identify and reward companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards for excellence.'
"AccuWeather for iPhone was designed from our users' perspective," said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media. "We took all of the weather detail that you need and combined it with an easy-to-use and pleasant interface. The end result is an important tool that helps you make your day-to-day and future plans."
AccuWeather for iPhone also features:
- Up-to-date weather forecasts for every hour for the next 24 hours, and for day and night forecasts for the next 15 days - all for 2.7 million locations worldwide.
- GPS to quickly present relevant and up-to-date weather details that are targeted for a user's location.
- Google Maps™ to provide a global, fully interactive mapping platform, and offers animated radar and broadcast-quality weather videos. Ability to pin your contacts to the radar map to see the current weather conditions in their location.
- Severe weather notices that warn you when inclement weather is forecasted.
- Opt-in Notification Center showing current weather conditions for your home location.
- Opt-in Calendar Integration that adds the 15-day forecast to your calendar.
- Social sharing to share weather information through Facebook, Twitter, and email.
- RealFeel®, AccuWeather's proprietary weather forecasting system that takes into account multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels, which may be warmer or colder than the forecasted temperature, depending on these conditions.
- Special lifestyle weather and health forecasts, including conditions for outdoor activities, such as dog walking, lawn mowing, and golfing, and health-related forecasts, such as the UV forecast and weather conditions for people suffering from allergies.
- Tight iOS integration with iCloud support.
The Mobile Show is The Middle East's largest show for mobile technology, mobile applications, and solutions. The event was held April 17-18, 2012 at The Madinat Arena, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
AccuWeather for iPhone is a free download available through iTunes, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accuweather-for-iphone/id300048137?mt=8.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day nearly half a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides the most accurate and detailed hourly forecasts for every location where people live and work worldwide (more than 2.7 million locations), with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, and smart TVs and appliances, as well as on radio and television and in newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - recognized as one of the top 528 entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 50,000 third-party websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and The New York Times.
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeatherÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s Chief Commercial Officer Casey McGeever will serve as keynote speaker for the ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Weather in GIS TrackÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â”, while two other members of the AES team present at the Business Summit: Technology Plenary.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc. has been reappointed to the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors, providing the organization with leadership and expertise on the private business sector. This reappointment by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett establishes Myers as one of the longest-serving board members for Team PA Foundation, having served on the board for more than 16 years under governors of both political parties.
AccuWeather Enterprise Services provides Intelligent Data Portal users with high-resolution radar to track local storms, lightning strikes, wildfire reports, hurricanes, and other environmental factors. They also provide the most up-to-date watches and warnings; helping agents in the field make the best informed decisions when lives may be at stake.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather’s award is in recognition of the company’s newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather – Weather for Life™, which showcases AccuWeather’s exclusive MinuteCast™.
AccuWeather, Inc.’s Display Systems and Services division has just signed a deal with the Nigeria's World Entertainment TV Ltd. to install four StoryTeller™ Interactive Touchscreen News Solution in their network headquarters. The turnkey StoryTeller systems will initially provide the network with the ability to deliver interactive social media commentary and weather forecasts to the network’s West African television audience, thanks to proprietary applications created by AccuWeather. Additional applications for delivering interactive presentations on virtually any topic are easily downloaded and implemented, much like those used in tablets and smartphones.
AccuWeather, the leading global digital media company, announced today that the innovative AccuWeather MinuteCast™ is now available on its web and mobile websites for Canadian locations as well as for the continental U.S. The Minute by Minute™ forecasts help users make decisions on the spot, wherever they go.
The AccuWeather Channel is building momentum with TV industry leaders as a smarter weather choice that combines value, a multi-platform experience, and a trusted brand that delivers Superior Accuracy™ to audiences around the world.
The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.