STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, today announced it has launched an AccuWeather app for users of the new Amazon Fire phone available from the Amazon Appstore. The free app includes popular AccuWeather features, such as MinuteCast®, the leading minute-by-minute weather forecast.
"The Amazon Fire phone pushes the envelope for smartphone user experience and AccuWeather is thrilled to be at the ground floor of that kind of innovation," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "AccuWeather has a proven track record of providing our users personal and local weather information wherever they go and however they want to receive it. The Fire phone is a next step in our ongoing effort to deliver an excellent weather experience on the hottest devices in the marketplace."
AccuWeather MinuteCast includes precipitation type and intensity, and start and end times for precipitation. It gives users by-the-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours, set for their exact location, and with the Superior Accuracy™ that is AccuWeather's hallmark.
In addition to MinuteCast, AccuWeather for the Amazon Fire phone provides severe weather alerts, current conditions, hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours, and 15-day extended forecasts. Forecasts are available for nearly three million locations worldwide. Interactive maps and weather radar are also available for tracking the latest storms.
AccuWeather also offers an app for users of Kindle Fire tablets, which features AccuWeather MinuteCast.
AccuWeather for Fire Phone and Kindle Fire users are available from the Amazon Appstore.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 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 and Minute by Minute(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by 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 a recognized expert in global weather information issues and one of the world most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry.
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