AccuWeather Named Best Weather App for Android, Recognized with 2017 APPY Award

May 30, 2017; 10:15 AM

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AccuWeather wins prestigious mobile award in weather category for acclaimed AccuWeather Android app, providing life-saving forecasts and warnings to users worldwide.

AccuWeather Global Headquarters - May 30, 2017 - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced additional app leadership recognition, honored with the 2017 APPY Award in Mobile Weather Apps for the AccuWeather Android app.

The award-winning AccuWeather Android app provides the most accurate, actionable weather forecasts and warnings in an innovative, advanced mobile experience personalized to each Android user worldwide. Exclusive industry-leading features including patented AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the leading minute-by-minute precipitation forecast hyper-localized to a user's exact street address or GPS location. The app also includes AccUcast™, the only crowdsourced weather feature that provides current weather conditions and hazards submitted by users in a real-time global animation map display, plus AccuWeather Real Feel®, Future Radar, and much more.

"AccuWeather is honored to accept the 2017 APPY Award for the AccuWeather Android app," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media for AccuWeather. "AccuWeather is one of the most popular Android apps available, providing the most accurate, actionable weather forecasts and warnings in an intuitive display, personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives."

Now in its sixth year, the APPY Awards, founded by MediaPost Publications and part of Internet Week New York, honor applications on all platforms and is dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design. Since 2011, this awards show recognizes top apps in each of 32 categories as finalists. A winner in each category is then selected to receive top honors. Winners were chosen via a panel of industry specialists. The 2017 "Awards Jury" consists of twelve business executives including Chuck Martin, Editor of IoT Daily and MediaPost, Annie Heckenberger, Vice President of Digitas Health Lifebrands, John Biondi, Executive Creative Director of SapientRazorfish Midwest, Calvin Carter, Founder & President of Bottle Rocket, and Steve DeAngelis, Vice President, Americas, M&C Saatchi Mobile.

The free AccuWeather Android app is available for all Android smartphones and tablets, in addition to Android TV, Android Wear™ and more in the GooglePlay App Store.

MediaPost's APPY Awards honor creativity and excellence in app design. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, MediaPost Communications has been and is at the forefront of the ever-changing digital marketplace. It is the largest and most influential media, marketing and advertising site providing news, blogs, and directories to help our community of more than 150,000 members better plan and buy both traditional and online advertising.

About AccuWeather, Inc.

Over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available through smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, award winning AccuWeather apps, connected TVs, wearables, smart homes, and connected cars, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, Chairman and President 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 book - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as weather news, content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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