STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the new AccuWeather app for Android, now available to all users globally. The new app has a stunning look that users will easily recognize, in addition to enhanced performance features throughout the Android app experience.
The AccuWeather app for Android provides a fresh customized new design with a clean and organized interface, making the digital experience appealing, highly intuitive, and easy for users. The new look and feel meets material design guidelines developed in close collaboration with Google's Android team. AccuWeather app users will also experience enhanced location management, enhanced performance in dynamic radar and satellite animation, a new video experience for breaking weather and viral video content, as well as an all-new design for the AccuWeather "follow-me" widget to provide instant, easy access to weather information on the go.
The new universal app is optimized for phone and tablet sizes, providing a consistent Android experience across all digital devices from smart watches to mobile phones. The industry-leading app combines advanced displays and wording with customized, localized weather information with Superior Accuracy™, personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives.
"AccuWeather is committed to providing this exciting new technology and usability to all Android app users, supplying the best, most relevant and localized forecasts to people everywhere on Earth, helping them make informed decisions," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. "We're excited to be one of the first major brands to implement Google's material design, which gives our users a beautifully designed app with a superior user experience. AccuWeather's proven digital expertise and innovation, combined with weather category leadership, make the AccuWeather app for Android the most trusted, most accurate Android weather app available to users," he said.
AccuWeather's Android app also provides unique features including the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the only global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person's exact street address or GPS location.
For a third year in a row, AccuWeather was recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) with digital awards, most recently with a 2015 Silver award for the Android app. The W3 Awards are the most recent among numerous accolades that recognize AccuWeather's success in providing a best-in-class weather app experience with Superior Accuracy.
The AccuWeather app for Android is available free on Google Play.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 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. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.