GERMANTOWN, Md.--(Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and the operator of the largest weather monitoring, lightning detection and climate observation networks, announces the availability of its popular app on Kindle Fire. Now, Kindle Fire owners can turn to WeatherBug to get the latest weather information, check the local forecast and have the power to Know Before™ when severe weather approaches by tapping into the world’s largest weather network.)--
WeatherBug for Kindle Fire is the latest addition to the company’s extensive app collection. WeatherBug is available across many platforms, providing millions with vital weather information, forecasts and alerts while at home, at the office and on the go. WeatherBug apps are available for mobile phones and tablets, including Android devices, iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone and the new Windows 8. For computer users, the WeatherBug website and popular desktop app provide up-to-the-minute weather information and alerts.
With 35,000 locations -- including real-time weather data from 10,000 local, professional-grade sensors – WeatherBug provides essential weather information and alerts, plus a variety of helpful features:
- Neighborhood-level Weather: WeatherBug exclusively provides real-time weather information from 10,000 local stations where you live and work. Take a look at the radar and get detailed weather data for your own neighborhood and your favorite locations.
- Pinpoint Forecasts: Get the most detailed extended and hourly forecast information available from the weather station closest to you and for locations around the world.
- Weather Warnings: Know Before™ when severe weather approaches. WeatherBug delivers alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) exclusive to Earth Networks that on average provide significantly faster warning times. Plus, share severe weather warnings with loved ones via the app’s WeatherBuzz feature.
- Live Cameras: With more than 2,000 cameras to choose from, you can check the weather without stepping outside. WeatherBug lets you keep tabs on weather while at home and away with live shots from cameras in your community and from locations – including beaches and stadiums – throughout the exclusive WeatherBug Network.
WeatherBug for Kindle Fire is available on Amazon. To view screen shots of the app, visit http://www.earthnetworks.com/MediaCenter/ImageGalleries.
As a provider of comprehensive atmospheric data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks is Taking the Pulse of the Planet with the world’s largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data within the planetary boundary layer. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps for major smartphone platforms provide real-time neighborhood-level weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and markets, 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. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.