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, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) has signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Federal Signal the right to use nine (9) of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. AccuWeather has developed exclusive patented technologies to provide map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technologies through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform. The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time NOAA weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform throughout the United States and Canada.
In the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of forecast accuracy, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly confirmed as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. The independent analysis of 30 million weather forecasts by industry tracker ForecastWatch concluded that AccuWeather had the highest level of forecast accuracy in forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind.
AccuWeather is dedicated to providing the best weather forecasts available with Superior Accuracy in a way that is seamless and secure. We are pleased to launch this update to address issues surrounding the Reveal Mobile SDK, which has now been removed.
Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user. Other data, such as Wi-Fi network information that is not user information, was for a short period available on the Reveal SDK, but was unused by AccuWeather. In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it. Accordingly, at no point was the data used by AccuWeather for any purpose. AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile are committed to following the standards and best practices of the industry. We also recognize this is a quickly evolving field and what is best practice one day may change the next. Accordingly, we work to update our practices regularly.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information, digital media and big data, today announced that Eric Danetz, former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Time Inc., has joined its Senior Executive Team as Global Chief Revenue Officer. Danetz will oversee all aspects of AccuWeather’s revenue-generating products and services, and unify the sales structure internally for all AccuWeather business units, including digital and traditional media as well as AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions’ business-to-business services. Danetz joins other significant recent additions including Senior Vice President of Sales Bill McGarry, former Chief Revenue Officer at The Daily Beast, and Advertising Sales Director Deirdre Daly-Markowski, former Executive Director of Digital at Hearst.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the launch of AccuWeather for Facebook Messenger. The AI-powered weather assistant handles plain-language questions from users and provides easy weather answers and localized forecasts with Superior Accuracy.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the launch of a new partnership with Comprendi, an award-winning leader in contextual social advertising delivering real-time ad personalization based on social chatter, sports news, financial market information, and weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy. AccuWeather will provide access to over 40 proprietary weather data and algorithms including Real Feel Temperature and Allergy, Migraine, Driving, and Lawn & Garden forecasts which can be used by advertisers to reach audiences in the locations and at the times weather conditions and other factors are relevant for possible purchase decisions and interests. These unique algorithms remove the requirement to geo-target to specific locations. This targeting delivers ads only to locations that are being affected by these proprietary weather factors.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the worldwide launch of the new AccuWeather API Developer Portal, providing turnkey package options to accelerate developers' access to the most accurate, detailed global weather forecasts and warnings available exclusively from AccuWeather.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the appointment of Bill McGarry as Vice President of Sales.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, continues to strengthen its mission of saving lives, protecting property, and helping people prosper through AccuWeather Ready – the year-round weather preparedness program that focuses on keeping people informed and safe. Raising educational awareness during National Safety Month, new AccuWeather Ready safety information is now available at www.AccuWeather.com/Ready to prepare for intense heat, lightning, beach hazards, and flooding prior to Summer travel, events, and activities.