Global Digital Media Company Receives Gold and Silver Awards for Windows 8, iPad, and Android Weather Apps
Global Weather Center, October 28, 2013 - The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) presented AccuWeather with one Gold award for its Windows 8 mobile application platform and two Silver awards for its iPad and Android application platforms, underscoring AccuWeather's dedication to providing mobile users with beautiful, detailed and intuitively designed weather applications. The 2013 W3 Awards honor outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, & mobile apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and publishers worldwide.
"We're pleased to be recognized by the W3 Awards and consider it an acknowledgment of the leading role that AccuWeather has been playing for years in bringing people the weather they need on any major mobile device they use," said Steven Smith, chief digital officer for AccuWeather, Inc. "We plan to keep pushing the envelope, combining the best weather data available anywhere with an engaging user experience."
"We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year," said Linda Day, director for the IAVA. "On behalf of the more than 500 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, I am honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development."
For more than eight years, the W3 Awards have honored creative excellence on the web and mobile web. The W3 Awards are sanctioned and judged by the IAVA, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from leading media, advertising, and marketing firms.
AccuWeather has partnerships with nine of the world's top 10 mobile device manufacturers and its leading weather apps can be found on all major mobile platforms worldwide and have been downloaded approximately 50 million times. In addition, AccuWeather's free mobile website offers weather information in more than 100 languages for nearly 3 million locations worldwide; it is accessible from any mobile device with a web browser.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day one billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top 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 72,000 third-party websites.
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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™.
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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.
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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.
AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft’s latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.