Courtyard Hotels First to Leverage New Features and Design, Including New Ad Placements
STATE COLLEGE, PA - May 30, 2012 - AccuWeather's new, art-inspired iPad app is a beautiful display of weather graphics and information, and ideal for monthly sponsorships. It has a creative, vintage design and even more features, such as a hurricane center, choices for how the detailed and local 15-day forecasts are displayed, full support of the Retina display on the new iPad, and a sleek ad interface that goes beyond only traditional banners.
At launch, the app is partnered with Courtyard's, "It's a New Stay" campaign. Exclusive interactive placements highlight Courtyard's redesigned lobby concept, featuring amenities such as The Bistro, the GoBoard® touchscreen, personal Media Pods, and furnished outdoor spaces.
The app's new features include: - Complete iCloud synchronization of locations and settings between multiple iOS devices and the AccuWeather App for iPhone and iPod touch. - Simplified interface providing an easy comparison of more weather information. - Faster navigation and improved support for landscape and portrait orientations. - Advanced hurricane center that lets you track the latest storms. - Social media sharing through Facebook and Twitter. - Customizable design themes with the water color painting and classic black backgrounds. - Full support for the Retina display on the new iPad.
Continued core functionality includes: - Accurate and local forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. Updated every hour, forecasts have detailed hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours, plus day and night forecasts and information for the next 15 days. - For worldwide locations, when AccuWeather forecasts snow, ice, rain, wind, or the probability of thunderstorms in the next three days, an orange exclamation point is displayed on the location's 15-day forecast screen. - Exclusive lifestyle forecasts that show how current conditions affect specific health risks or even your favorite outdoor activities. - Current weather conditions constantly updated with the very latest humidity percentages, visibility, UV index, wind speed gusts and direction, times for sunrise and sunset, and RealFeel® - AccuWeather's exclusive weather forecasting system that analyzes multiple conditions to determine how the local temperature actually feels, which may be warmer or colder than the temperature, depending on these conditions. - Radar for all of North America and worldwide satellite overlaying interactive Google Maps™. - Current news and weather videos, with many available in both English and Spanish. - Multiple location storage. - Choice between metric or imperial units, and either a 12-hour or 24-hour time display.
The AccuWeather App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
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 the global leader in weather information and digital media, proudly supports the FDNY Foundation, the non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of life-saving fire safety information throughout New York City communities.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced the launch of the revolutionary StormDirector+(tm) system. This is the new digital broadcast weather solution introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show earlier this year. From its introduction at NAB and since, it has received rave reviews admiring its high level network-quality presentations, user-friendly interface, interactive local weather features, and customization capabilities. AccuWeather claims it is a weather system like no other. AccuWeather client Media Gateway in Little Rock, AR went live with StormDirector+ after the second day of training, just in time to replace some old, failing system, delivering the most interactive and engaging local weather presentations to viewers in the market.
New cross-platform program provides exclusive weather information, tools, alerts, and more to help AccuWeather users prepare for the upcoming winter weather season.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced veteran Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer has formally joined the AccuWeather staff, cementing the relationship that has existed for some time between his company and the Network. He will be able to continue and expand his industry leading on-location breaking-weather video coverage. Timmer will now combine his broad meteorological knowledge and experience with his passion for chasing storms. He will deliver the most riveting, up-close local breaking weather coverage in the industry and further expand AccuWeather's compelling video content on cable and digital.
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, the world’s leading commercial weather source partnering with more than 240 of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has announced the expansion of its patented SmartWarn technology, providing a new level of weather forecasting intelligence and life-saving alerting capabilities to businesses across all industries worldwide.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today introduced AccUcast, the only crowdsourced weather feature that provides current weather conditions and hazards submitted by users in a real-time global animation map display, in the AccuWeather Android app. AccUcast, also available in the AccuWeather iOS app, enables users worldwide to take part in local weather updates and help others make the most informed decisions, saving lives and preventing property damage.
AccuWeather, the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has announced the appointment of Mark Ebel as Vice President of Business Services, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of significant innovations to the AccuWeather app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 7 and operating system update, including enhancements that make the AccuWeather app experience even easier and more personalized, providing life-saving weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy that users trust.
With the likelihood of humidity much of the week and potential for showers Saturday night into Sunday morning that could dampen New York City's Fashion Week, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is there to make sure attendees are covered with minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for their exact location.