Amazon and AccuWeather Join to Showcase Weather in New Amazon Appstore for Android

April 04, 2011; 8:53 AM
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AccuWeather Android Applications Offer More Localized Detail and Weather Forecast Reliability

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. April 04, 2011 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced the availability of its AccuWeather for Android applications in the newly launched Amazon Appstore - making it even more convenient for users to access the most accurate and reliable weather information for all of their favorite locations.

"We're very excited that the most trusted weather information is now available through Amazon," said Pascal Racheneur, Vice President of Interactive Media for AccuWeather. "From our brand new AccuWeather for Honeycomb application with its innovative water ripple feature to our completely ad free, AccuWeather Quick Platinum phone application, we have all of the localized weather features that you need to plan your life - free from weather disruptions."

AccuWeather for Honeycomb features:

- Forecasts for each of the next 24 hours, updated every hour, plus day and night weather forecasts and information for the next 15 days - all available in 27 languages.

- Relative humidity, visibility, pressure, dew point, precipitation types and amounts, sunrise and sunset times, wind and wind gust speed, wind direction, and the exclusive, patented RealFeel® temperature.

- WeatherAlarms, for locations worldwide, for weather events including, snow, ice, rain, wind, and thunderstorms.

- Weather display options, including animated radar for North America and satellite and interactive Google™ maps for locations worldwide.

- Lifestyle weather and health forecasts, such as conditions for golfing, fishing, and jogging, and health-related weather forecasts, such as the hour-by-hour UV forecast, flu forecast, migraine headache forecast, and arthritis forecast.

- Metric or English unit options, and either a 12-hour or 24-hour time display.

- Location storage, as many of your favorite locations that you wish, with easy toggling between each.

AccuWeather Quick and AccuWeather Quick Platinum feature:

- Forecasts for each of the next 12 hours, updated every hour, plus day and night weather forecasts and information for the next 9 days - all available in 20 languages.

- The exclusive, patented RealFeel® temperature.

- Weather watches and warnings for current, severe conditions.

- Weather display options, including radar for U.S. locations, satellite for non-U.S. locations, and maps for worldwide locations. Users can simply tilt the phone to see the radar.

- Metric or English unit options, and either a 12-hour or 24-hour time display.

- Supports phones with different resolution levels.

- AccuWeather Quick and AccuWeather Quick Platinum for Android both store all of your favorite locations.

- AccuWeather Quick Platinum features a completely ad free user interface for even quicker access to your localized weather information.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 116 meteorologists at AccuWeather also deliver a portfolio of customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as providing content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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