AccuWeather Brings World Class Weather to Windows Phone 7 Users

21-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. March 21, 2011 –,
the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today previewed its application for Windows Phone 7. AccuWeather for Windows Phone
7 will be available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace in Q2 2011.

“AccuWeather for Windows Phone 7
will offer accurate, localized, and detailed weather news and information in a
modern and clean format," said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice
President of Interactive Media. "Complete with interactive panoramic
views, easy swiping between your favorite locations, and Bing maps, the app
uses the rich Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools to create a dynamic application
that provides users with easy access to everything they need to plan their

Previewed Features:

  • Accurate
    and localized forecasts for all global locations. Updated every hour,
    forecasts include the most detailed hourly forecasts for the next
    twenty-four hours, plus day and night weather forecasts and information
    for the next ten days.

  • Panoramic
    views with easy swiping between stored locations.

  • Severe
    WeatherAlarms for all global locations.

  • Severe
    Weather Alerts for the U.S. - visible from all screens.

  • Multiple
    weather displays, including animated radar and satellite maps, interactive
    Bing Maps, and current, broadcast-quality weather videos with many
    available in both English and Spanish.

  • Special
    lifestyle forecasts, such as conditions for specific sports and other
    outdoor activities.

"Windows Phone 7 is backed by
an innovative developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps
and games, like AccuWeather, that take advantage of the phone's unique features
and design," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace,
Microsoft Corp. "AccuWeather, with its integration of Bing Maps and use of
panorama, is a great example of the rich applications that people will find on
Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone," he

application will be previewed in the Microsoft booth at International CTIA
Wireless 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center March

About AccuWeather,
Inc. and

Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts
and severe weather bulletins each day to one quarter of a billion persons
worldwide via the free website, mobile devices and IPTV,
through the airwaves, and in print. The 116 meteorologists at AccuWeather also
deliver a portfolio of customized enterprise solutions to media, business,
government, and institutions, as well as providing content for more than 50,000
third-party Internet sites, including the, CBS News Mobile,
and WABC-TV New York. Visit for more information.


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