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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.
"Seeing others comment that Florence will rank among the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time is flat-out wrong. While it was, in fact, a catastrophic storm for parts of the Carolinas as we predicted it would be, it is important to put Florence's cost and impact into historical context," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather. "As an expert on severe weather and its economic, financial and human costs, and adjusting for inflation, I would not put Florence in a list of the top 10 nor even the top 25 costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S."
Predicted to reach the United States late this week, Hurricane Florence has the potential to join the ranks of the costliest natural disasters in the history of the United States. AccuWeather seeks to help users get ‘AccuWeather Ready' with exclusive weather preparedness information.
Users of AccuWeather’s award-winning iOS and Android apps will be able to take advantage of contextually relevant locations and offers based on the weather where they are.
This afternoon at 12:37 p.m. EDT AccuWeather passed on a hurricane warning for the southeastern U.S. that was intended to be an internal government test, but the government’s computer coding did not so indicate it was a test and it was inadvertently distributed externally by AccuWeather’s computer system when AccuWeather received the warning. The internal test was redistributed not only by AccuWeather on its AccuWeather app and AccuWeather.com website, but by other weather providers that also pass on government warnings. There is no hurricane warning in effect for the southeastern U.S.
As the Atlantic tropical storm season approaches its peak, AccuWeather helps users get ‘AccuWeather Ready’ with exclusive weather preparedness information and weekly live segments on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in addition to news, videos, alerts, and other resources.
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What happened in Branson, is a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong – and how quickly it can go wrong – when severe weather strikes. Companies must have a predetermined and coordinated weather-related safety action plan and a trusted partner to help them know when to enact it.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world and a leader in digital media and weather-related big data, won the 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App for its popular Android app. The APPY Awards are presented by MediaPost Communications. This win marks the second consecutive year that AccuWeather has earned this prestigious distinction.
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In the most comprehensive study of forecast accuracy ever undertaken, AccuWeather was once again overwhelmingly confirmed as the world’s most accurate source of weather forecasts in the categories of wind, precipitation and high-temperature forecasts.