New AccuWeather App Grabs Top Honors for WMO International Weather App Awards 2020
AccuWeather app recognized in 3 categories for awards that celebrate innovation, meteorological content, user-friendliness and state-of-the-art design
AccuWeather Global Weather Center, December 17, 2020 – AccuWeather today announced it has been recognized in three categories for the 2020 World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) International Weather App Awards. The newly designed app, launched in July of 2020, incorporated new and significant enhancements to current features based on user feedback, combined with the proven Superior Accuracy of AccuWeather forecasts and warnings.
In a highly competitive field of 118 entries the AccuWeather app was chosen in three distinct categories, and specific honors for life-saving weather warnings, among other features, including the top category of “Best Design and Presentation of Information, User-Friendliness; Access and Customization” (Private Sector); as well as “Best User Interface and Data Representation” (Innovation); and “Best Weather Warnings” (Private Sector).
The WMO announced the launch of the awards during the World Meteorological Congress in June 2019 in an effort to guide users in their app selection and support weather organizations in making their products more user-friendly. The awards cover all sectors – public, private, academic, civil society – in a selective process, from a competitive range of entrants. According to the WMO web site, the competition rewards excellence in ever-improving mobile-based applications for weather and climate information. The award winners were publicly announced on December 15, 2020 at an official virtual Awards Ceremony held by WMO.
“We are delighted to be recognized in these three categories by the World Meteorological Organization for our app, a tool that millions of users around the world rely upon to receive weather forecasts, and other vital information, impacting every facet of their lives,” said Kurt Fulepp, Chief Product Officer at AccuWeather. “For over a year our team worked on this project to completely reimagine the way in which our app showcases our superior forecast within an intuitive and beautiful design. We are committed to accuracy and innovation, which are at the core of AccuWeather’s DNA, and it is truly an honor to be selected for these prestigious awards in such good company.”
The reengineered app experience, available to download free across Android and iOS devices, allows everyone from everyday users to weather fanatics to easily access the most up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and data, whenever and wherever they want it.
Most recently, in a broad roll out of new, ground-breaking feature updates, the company announced the widely popular AccuWeather MinuteCast® forecast length had been doubled from two to four hours. Additional innovations included the introduction of widgets on iOS, the AccuWeather RealVue™ Satellite, which provides an astronaut’s eye-view of the Earth, and a comprehensive collection of winter weather preparation notifications and.
The newly designed AccuWeather app, available for iOS and Android users, can be downloaded at: http://downloads.accuweather.com/.
About AccuWeather and accuweather.com - AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Furthermore, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
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