AccuWeather Committed to Offering its World Class Weather Applications Across Mobile Manufacturers
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. March 28, 2012 – AccuWeather’s partners include the top 10 mobile handset manufacturers responsible for 85% of the devices shipped worldwide. In 2011 alone, the global distribution of AccuWeather mobile applications exceeded more than one quarter of a billion devices.
AccuWeather can be found on thousands of different device types and on multiple platforms globally, including the Apple iPhone, HTC Thunderbolt, Nokia N9, LG Thrill, Samsung Galaxy II, and the BlackBerry Torch. AccuWeather regularly updates its applications, including AccuWeather for iPhone updated in Q4 2011 to ensure compatibility with 4.x devices, AccuWeather for BlackBerry updated to ensure compatibility with 7.0 devices, and AccuWeather for Android which will update in Q1 2012 to include pushed severe weather alerts and other functionality.
“Our mobile users love AccuWeather apps because of the reliable and local weather forecasts with severe weather notices, and because the apps are not only easy to use, but they are also fun to use,” said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media. “We take our position as a leader in global weather media very seriously,” he added, “and we are committed to providing the most accurate and local weather news and information available – regardless of which device our mobile customers choose to use.” 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 hourly forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, 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 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.