STATE COLLEGE, Pa. April 26, 2012 - AccuWeather for iPhone is the "Best iPhone App" according to the 2012 Mobie Awards presented at The Mobile Show 2012 in Dubai. AccuWeather for iPhone has detailed and local weather forecasts for 2.7 million locations worldwide. It is easy-to-use, designed with bright weather icons that clearly illustrate the forecast, and it alerts users to severe weather.
The Mobies were presented by Samsung at The Mobile Show on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. 'The Mobies are designed to identify and reward companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards for excellence.'
"AccuWeather for iPhone was designed from our users' perspective," said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media. "We took all of the weather detail that you need and combined it with an easy-to-use and pleasant interface. The end result is an important tool that helps you make your day-to-day and future plans."
AccuWeather for iPhone also features: - Up-to-date weather forecasts for every hour for the next 24 hours, and for day and night forecasts for the next 15 days - all for 2.7 million locations worldwide. - GPS to quickly present relevant and up-to-date weather details that are targeted for a user's location. - Google Maps™ to provide a global, fully interactive mapping platform, and offers animated radar and broadcast-quality weather videos. Ability to pin your contacts to the radar map to see the current weather conditions in their location. - Severe weather notices that warn you when inclement weather is forecasted. - Opt-in Notification Center showing current weather conditions for your home location. - Opt-in Calendar Integration that adds the 15-day forecast to your calendar. - Social sharing to share weather information through Facebook, Twitter, and email. - RealFeel®, AccuWeather's proprietary weather forecasting system that takes into account multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels, which may be warmer or colder than the forecasted temperature, depending on these conditions. - Special lifestyle weather and health forecasts, including conditions for outdoor activities, such as dog walking, lawn mowing, and golfing, and health-related forecasts, such as the UV forecast and weather conditions for people suffering from allergies. - Tight iOS integration with iCloud support.
The Mobile Show is The Middle East's largest show for mobile technology, mobile applications, and solutions. The event was held April 17-18, 2012 at The Madinat Arena, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
AccuWeather for iPhone is a free download available through iTunes, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accuweather-for-iphone/id300048137?mt=8.
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.
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