WeatherBug for Android Named Best Weather App Ever by Popular Vote

Fri Jun 7, 2013 3:22pm EDT

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WeatherBug for Android Named Best Weather App Ever by Popular Vote

WeatherBug® for Android won the Best App Ever award in the weather category after receiving the most votes from mobile users. The Best App Ever awards are produced by 148Apps and Steel Media Network to celebrate the best mobile apps and games in a range of categories. Additionally, WeatherBug Elite, the paid version of the WeatherBug app, secured second place.

WeatherBug’s Best App Ever award is the latest honor bestowed on the app. In March, WeatherBug won a coveted Appy Award for Best Weather App. In 2011, WeatherBug for iPhone won its first Best App Ever award. Both WeatherBug and WeatherBug Elite continue to be popular among smartphone users – the apps have together received more than 175,000 Five-Star reviews in Google Play, where users call it “Awesome,” “Brilliant,” and the “Best Weather App.”

WeatherBug uses neighborhood-level weather information to create better forecasts and provide the fastest and most targeted mobile warnings for where people live and work. Powered by Earth Networks, the operator of the largest weather monitoring and lightning detection networks, WeatherBug for Android lets users Know Before™ with live weather data – in addition to hourly and extended forecast information for favorite locations – and plenty of customized weather tools to keep users informed and alerted.

WeatherBug for Android and iOS phones include Spark™, an exclusive real-time lightning alerting feature. Spark delivers lightning strike information based on your device’s GPS location, your personal favorite locations, and places where loved ones are at that moment. Spark is the only mobile tool that harnesses the power of the world’s largest and most advanced Total Lightning Network from Earth Networks, and delivers that information in real-time to your phone to keep you safer.

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For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® by gathering and analyzing atmospheric observations using the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks so our customers can Know Before™. Real-time weather and lightning data – gathered every few seconds from thousands of sensors across the planet – keep consumers, businesses, and governments around the globe informed with neighborhood-level weather intelligence, updated with the most current forecasts, and alerted to approaching severe weather with the fastest alerts. The company’s popular WeatherBug® mobile, desktop and online apps, and website provide local weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Earth Networks’ enterprise solutions support utilities, schools, professional sports teams, emergency response crews, government entities and others in safeguarding lives, preparing for weather events, and optimizing business operations. Learn more at Get your weather at Follow Us on Twitter @WeatherBug and Like Us at

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