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WeatherBug App Debuts on Amazon’s New Fire Phone

Companies mentioned in this article: Earth Networks - WeatherBug

GERMANTOWN, Md. & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WeatherBug, the brand millions trust to Know Before™ severe weather strikes, launches its popular app on Amazon’s new Fire phone. Featuring exclusive Spark™ lightning alerts, the fastest alerts to severe weather, and pinpoint forecasts for 2.6 million locations worldwide, the app includes all the weather, alerting tools and special features WeatherBug users have come to trust. What’s more, the app utilizes Fire’s unique features with an expanded home screen widget that provides vital weather information at-a-glance, supports gesture-based navigation, and includes cool new 3D effects.

WeatherBug launches its popular app with Spark™ lightning alerts on Amazon's new Fire phone. (Photo: ...

WeatherBug launches its popular app with Spark™ lightning alerts on Amazon's new Fire phone. (Photo: Business Wire)

WeatherBug for Fire is available for free. For a full list of WeatherBug’s features – including exclusive live weather cameras, fun and easy photo sharing, and helpful Lifestyle Forecasts – check out WeatherBug in the Amazon Appstore.

“WeatherBug is consistently among the most downloaded mobile apps because we uniquely deliver more data from our own network, in a beautiful, rich app,” says Amena Ali, CMO for Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug. “We rely on Amazon to deliver exclusive weather, critical lightning information and advanced severe weather alerts. And Amazon customers have helped make WeatherBug a top-rated app. We are delighted to further team with Amazon to launch WeatherBug for Fire.”

Earth Networks, WeatherBug’s parent company, works closely with Amazon to deliver Spark™ with real-time total lightning alerts – plus critical weather information – to millions of consumers. Every second, vast amounts of data from our weather and lightning sensors around the world – amounting to billions of transactions per day – is processed in the Amazon Cloud using a broad variety of technology offerings. Data is then delivered to millions of connected users via WeatherBug’s award-winning apps.

About Earth Networks - WeatherBug

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our Early Warning Solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before™. Learn more at

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