Weather Underground Launches the Ultimate Weather Application for the iPhone and Android
The Highly Anticipated App Provides the Most Localized Weather Data From the Company's Network of Over 22,000 Personal Weather Stations
SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2011 - Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the availability of its new application for the iPhone, with the Android version set to launch within 24 hours. Available now for free in the iTunes Store, this comprehensive weather app ingests data from the company's network of over 22,000 personal weather stations, therefore providing the most localized weather conditions across the world.
The app also incorporates Weather Underground's acclaimed interactive weather map (WunderMap®) that allows users to select from different weather overlays including current conditions from the company's neighborhood stations, animated radar, satellite, webcams and severe weather updates.
"We have built our reputation upon providing the most reliable and in-depth weather data on the traditional web but recognize that weather is now the most consumed data among smartphone users," said Alan Steremberg, President of Weather Underground. "Our new iPhone and Android application delivers our unrivalled weather content within a slick interface, optimized for the touch screen experience."
In addition, the app displays an overview of local conditions including temperature, 'feels-like' temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, dew point, visibility, pressure, gusts and moon phase.
Other features include:
About Weather Underground
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 21 million users and weather provider to partners such as Google, The Associated Press and CBS, the company's state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With more than 19,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients - both online and in print.
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