Leading App for Neighborhood Weather Boasts Redesigned Interface, My Current Location Feature for Users on the Go, Visual Forecasts for Fast Information and More
Germantown, MD – February 9, 2012 – Earth Networks SM, the owner of WeatherBug® products and services and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, announces the release of WeatherBug 2.0 for iPhone. Completely redesigned to keep users better informed about current conditions, prepared with local forecasts, and alerted to potentially dangerous weather, WeatherBug 2.0 for iPhone provides a real-time, customized view into the weather. Both in the neighborhood and around the world, WeatherBug delivers faster weather alerting and superior forecasts.
WeatherBug 2.0 for iPhone provides weather data from the largest global weather network that includes the company’s exclusive neighborhood-level network of stations. Exciting new features in WeatherBug 2.0 for iPhone include:
- My Current Location: Automatically updates your weather information based on the closest weather station to you in your neighborhood.
- Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts: Receive dangerous weather alerts faster from both the National Weather Service and our exclusive WeatherBug Network.
- Pin-Point Conditions: Drop a pin on the map anywhere in the U.S. and view current conditions from our weather station network.
- Visual Forecasts: Easy-to-read, at-a-glance displays of essential weather information you need.
- Live Cams: Scroll through and view live shots from cameras throughout the WeatherBug Network.
“With the new WeatherBug app for iPhone, we’ve made it easier for consumers to keep informed and alerted to changing and dangerous weather that can strike with little or no warning,” says Cindy Cruzado, Vice President of Product Management for Earth Networks’ WeatherBug brand. “Whether you need to know if the weather will be sunny and perfect for your weekend or need to be alerted at the baseball game of approaching storms with dangerous lightning, having the latest weather information updated every minute at-a-glance is essential for planning and safety. We invite iPhone users to be prepared and know before by downloading the app that millions turn to everyday for reliable forecasts and bad weather alerts -- WeatherBug.”
WeatherBug for iPhone is available at no cost through the iTunes App Store. For more information on WeatherBug apps, go to http://weather.weatherbug.com/mobile.html. To watch a video overview of the new features of WeatherBug for iPhone, go to http://youtu.be/AKrrafNuBPk. To view screen shots, visit http://earthnetworks.com/MediaCenter/ImageGalleries.aspx.
WeatherBug also recently launched WeatherBug Elite 2.0 for iPhone, which is available for 99 cents at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weatherbug-elite/id310647896. The Elite version includes all the features of the free WeatherBug app, plus additional weather map layers and without any ads.
WeatherBug brings its proprietary weather coverage to millions of consumers every month through its popular desktop application, mobile phone apps and website. As a leading website, WeatherBug consistently ranks as a Top 10 Web Property overall in terms of average usage days per visitor, a key measure of engagement and loyalty. WeatherBug is also a Top News and Information Site, ranking within the top five in areas including average visits per usage day and average minutes per page.
About Earth NetworksSM
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Earth Networks most recently announced the launch of a boundary layer network to capture atmospheric observations that are influenced by the Earth’s surface. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.