AccuWeather to Collaborate with Growing Alliance of Mobile and Connected Device Stakeholders on the Continuing Development of the Tizen Project and Platform
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - February 21, 2014 - AccuWeather today announced it has joined the Tizen Association Partner Program to help further the development and deployment of the Tizen Operating System (OS) platform. The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open-source software platform and operating system - Tizen - for a wide range of connected devices. As a Tizen Association Partner, AccuWeather will have the opportunity to join relevant Tizen Association Working Groups and to participate in Tizen Association meetings, giving the company more insight and potential input into the development of the Tizen OS.
"AccuWeather is very pleased to work with Tizen to bring weather with Superior Accuracy™ to users of mobile devices of all types," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer for AccuWeather, Inc. "Working with world-leading partners on the Tizen platform fulfills our goal of delivering the weather that helps people all over the world make better decisions and run their lives."
The Tizen Association brings together some of the world's largest and most innovative companies developing products, services, software and apps for the growing ecosystem of connected devices. From smartphones and tablets to appliances and in-vehicle infotainment systems, Tizen Association partner companies around the globe are collaborating to build an independent open-source platform that drives innovation across a number of product and services segments.
"I am delighted to welcome AccuWeather to our ever-growing membership," said Ryoichi Sugimura, a Tizen Association Board Member from NTT DOCOMO. "Their contribution will support the development of the Tizen OS and ecosystem, and further drive Tizen's vision of building and supporting a cross-architecture, open source software platform that spans across multiple device segments."
The Partner Program officially launched in November 2013 with 36 members including eBay, KONAMI, McAfee, Panasonic and others. New members include AccuWeather as well as mobile game publishers, operators, application developers, mobile software management vendors and major telecommunications companies.
With dozens of members worldwide, the TA Partner Program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to drive development of the Tizen project and platform.
AccuWeather, along with Tizen, will be part of the Mobile World Congress 2014 conference in Barcelona, Spain. Find AccuWeather demoing at Tizen booth H65 in Hall 8.1 to learn how they are advancing forecasting information that helps users make decisions and improve their lives.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a 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 nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free 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, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
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Tizen is an open source project managed by the Linux Foundation. The goal of the project is to build and support a cross-architecture, open source software platform that spans across multiple device segments, including smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, appliances, netbook and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The Tizen Association is an industry consortium of operators, device manufacturers and their suppliers, independent software developers and mobile application developers. For more information on the Tizen Project, please visit www.tizen.org. For more information on the Tizen Association, please visit www.tizenassociation.org.
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