May 6, 2009, Germantown, MD. WeatherBug® a leading provider of live, local weather information for consumers and professional users, is thrilled with the response to the launch of its new mobile application for the BlackBerry® Storm™ and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones on BlackBerry App World™. Available for free, WeatherBug’s ad-supported application quickly exceeded expectations of downloads from BlackBerry App World and is currently among the most popular downloads.

“It is extremely exciting to know that our mobile application has been embraced so completely by BlackBerry users through BlackBerry App World,” said Chris Brozenick, vice president and general manager of mobile at WeatherBug. “Designed to provide an engaging and interactive customer experience, WeatherBug’s mobile application for the BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Bold gives users reliable, live, local weather conditions for thousands of locations around the globe.”

The WeatherBug application for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm smartphones includes:

  • 7-day and hourly forecasts;
  • Detailed radar and maps;
  • Daily National Weather Outlook broadcasts provided by WeatherBug meteorologists; and
  • Time-lapse animations from more than 2,000 weather cameras in the U.S.

Customers using the WeatherBug application on the BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Bold smartphones will also receive “always on” National Weather Service alerts with GPS capabilities, live temperature conditions on their home screen, and neighborhood weather information from more than 45,000 locations worldwide.

WeatherBug also integrates maps, enabling BlackBerry smartphone customers to check the weather of any city or area on the map by simply clicking on it. Additionally, customers can set-up new locations by pulling the address information from their BlackBerry® Address Book. They can also share current weather information, forecasts, alerts and camera views with others.

WeatherBug’s new application for BlackBerry smartphones is ad-supported with an ad banner at the top of each page. “We are pleased to offer advertisers another emerging platform to reach this extremely loyal audience of users who rely on WeatherBug for the most up-to-date weather information available,” said Michael Lombardi, vice president of advertising sales and marketing, WeatherBug. “The WeatherBug application for the BlackBerry Storm and Bold will provide advertisers with the engagement they so desire.”

About WeatherBug

WeatherBug is a trusted source of dynamic weather information enabling people worldwide to make more informed weather-related decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to make more informed personal and mission critical decisions which safeguard lives, impact communities and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.

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