AccuWeather wins the 2014 APPY Award in the mobile weather category for its iPhone app featuring MinuteCast™
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - June 12, 2014 - AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather's award is in recognition of the company's newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather - Weather for Life™, which showcases AccuWeather's exclusive MinuteCast™.
AccuWeather - Weather for Life gives users Minute by Minute™ forecasts for their exact street addresses. The forecasts include information about precipitation type and intensity as well as start and end times. The app, which is available in 27 languages, supports nearly 3 million locations. It allows users to customize the layout and relieve severe weather alerts for U.S. locations.
"The AccuWeather team is very pleased to win an APPY award for our reimagined app for iOS 7," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "We are committed to providing best-in-class weather forecasts that are easily accessible so we can help people plan and improve their lives. We are proud to collaborate with world-leading mobile partners, such as Apple, and continually develop and design mobile applications with the end user in mind."
Now in its fourth 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.
The AccuWeather - Weather for Life App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.
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