AccuWeather has announced it has been recognized in three categories for the 2020 World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) International Weather App Awards. The newly designed app incorporated new and significant enhancements to current features based on user feedback, combined with the proven superior accuracy of AccuWeather forecasts and warnings.
In a highly competitive field of 118 entries, the AccuWeather app was chosen in three distinct categories, and specific honors for life-saving weather warnings, among other features, including the top category of Best Design and Presentation of Information, User-Friendliness, Access and Customization, as well as Best User Interface and Data Representation and Best Weather Warnings.
The WMO announced the launch of the awards during the World Meteorological Congress in June 2019 in an effort to guide users in their app selection and support weather organizations in making their products more user-friendly. The awards cover all sectors, including public, private, academic, and civil society, in a selective process, from a competitive range of entrants. According to the WMO website, the competition rewards excellence in ever-improving mobile-based applications for weather and climate information.
The reengineered app experience, available to download free across Android™ and iOS devices, allows everyone from everyday users to weather fanatics to easily access the most up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and data, whenever and wherever they want it. Most recently, in a broad roll out of new, ground-breaking feature updates, the company announced the widely popular AccuWeather MinuteCast® forecast length had been doubled from two to four hours. Additional innovations included the introduction of widgets on iOS, the AccuWeather RealVue™ Satellite, which provides an astronaut’s eye-view of the Earth, and a comprehensive collection of winter weather preparation notifications.