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AccuWeather Wins 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world and a leader in digital media and weather-related big data, won the 2018 APPY Award for Best Weather App for its popular Android app. The APPY Awards are presented by MediaPost Communications. This win marks the second consecutive year that AccuWeather has earned this prestigious distinction.
Known for providing forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy™ that has been well-documented, the award-winning AccuWeather Android app provides the most accurate, actionable weather forecasts and warnings in an innovative, advanced mobile experience personalized to each Android user worldwide. AccuWeather's Android app offers daily forecasts, live reports, GPS maps, and updates on current temperature, sun, wind speed, and weather news. Exclusive industry-leading features including patented AccuWeather MinuteCast® and the "Snowfall Probability" feature, which forecasts probable amounts of snow in each user's location. During the 2017 hurricane season, app users were able to access new Tropical Storm map layers that tracked Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The latest version of the app also includes an extended 7-day Allergy Index forecast for all allergens.
"AccuWeather is honored to receive the 2018 APPY Award for our Android app for the second consecutive year," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media for AccuWeather. "This year, we are pleased to have added new features to help our audiences contend even more successfully with severe weather and the 2018 Hurricane Season and their related impacts. AccuWeather has been long established as one of the most popular Android apps available, providing forecasts with well proven Superior Accuracy™ for more locations and further ahead than any other source to help users protect their property and their lives."
In the most comprehensive study of forecast accuracy ever undertaken, AccuWeather was reconfirmed as the most accurate source of forecasts and warnings over the next five favorite weather sources in the categories of windspeed, precipitation and high temperatures worldwide. Independent industry tracker ForecastWatch gathered forecast data including 95 million forecasts from 1,140 locations over a three-year period ending in December 31, 2017, and AccuWeather demonstrated the consistency and reliability of its forecasts, proving its wind speed accuracy to be 33% accurate, its precipitation forecasts to be 21% more accurate, and its high temperature forecasts to be 10 percent more than the next ranked provider's, respectively.
Said Smith, "AccuWeather's more detailed forecasts, both in location and time, such as MinuteCast® precipitation forecasts up to two hours and our hour-by-hour forecasts, provide more actionable information to enable people to plan their lives. These added benefits coupled with AccuWeather's forecasts accuracy, underscore the true value of AccuWeather's forecasts and the reason we are the world's most trusted weather brand."
MediaPost's APPY Awards is celebrating its 21st Anniversary honoring creativity and excellence in app design. MediaPost Communications is the largest and most influential media, marketing, and advertising site. MediaPost provides news, blogs, and directories to help its community of more than 150,000 members better plan and buy both traditional and online advertising. Thomas Stork, Director of Business Development for AccuWeather accepted the 2018 APPY Award in the Weather category during the awards ceremony on May 15, 2018 in New York City.
The free AccuWeather Android app is available for all Android smartphones and tablets, in addition to Android TV, Android Wear™ and more in the GooglePlay App Store. The award-winning iOS app from AccuWeather is also available through the Apple App Store.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
More than 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers--a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was 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, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
For more information contact:
Eston Martz / 814.235.8622 / Eston.Martz@AccuWeather.com
Katie Seifert / 973.588.2235 / KSeifert@CoynePR.com
Coyne Public Relations
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