SOURCE: WeatherBug

September 10, 2008 12:15 ET

WeatherBug Showcases Latest Mobile Applications for Live Hurricane Coverage at CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2008

WeatherBug Provides Real-Time Mobile Intelligence for Local Weather Information and Major Weather Events Such as Hurricane Ike

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 -- WeatherBug®, the leading provider of live, local weather information and services, will demonstrate its leading presence in the mobile space with a full line-up of mobile weather services at this year's CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008; including real-time mobile applications for consumer and enterprise users to track Hurricane Ike as it heads toward the Gulf Coast this week.

"WeatherBug is proud to display our latest mobile portfolio at the CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2008 show. Given the recent level of hurricane and tropical storm activity in the Gulf and along the east coast, we are focused on providing the best information and tools for the mobile user across a variety of carriers and platforms," said Chris Brozenick, VP of Product for WeatherBug. "In many cases, having these updates on your mobile device can be the most direct and fastest way to access important storm information on the go."

Applications to be featured at the WeatherBug CTIA booth #1431 include:

-- WeatherBug's iPhone and iPod Touch Application: With more than 1 million downloads since July from the Apple App Store, WeatherBug's newest iPhone and iPod Touch application features severe weather alert messages from the National Weather Service (NWS), latest radar maps with zoom feature using Apples touch and pinch features, live views of WeatherBug weather cameras, and more. WeatherBug's iPod Touch and iPhone weather app delivers precise neighborhood-level streaming weather information and images for more than 45,000 locations worldwide.

-- WeatherBug on Verizon Wireless: Verizon wireless users can watch WeatherBug's latest Tropical Storm videos and track Hurricane Ike on Verizon Wireless' VCAST Video from a newly created Hurricane Section in the news category in VCAST. WeatherBug's live, local weather information, hourly forecasts and severe weather alerts are also available through SMS and MMS messages, through the Get It Now® virtual store, and through Verizon Mobile Web 2.0(SM).

-- WeatherBug Protect: Used by schools and public safety officials around the Gulf Coast, WeatherBug Protect turns mobile phones into life-saving emergency notification devices for severe weather such as lightning, flash flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes. WeatherBug Protect is the first alerting system to integrate weather alerts from the NWS with live, streaming weather information from the WeatherBug Network of WeatherBug weather sensors and cameras located across the U.S.

Additionally, WeatherBug will also show a variety of other mobile applications and devices recently announced such as its Nokia S60 widgets, Java applications for Blackberry and suite of offerings available on carriers such as Sprint and Alltel.

WeatherBug's weather information provides a level of depth and granularity that is unmatched in the industry. By combining its proprietary asset -- the world's largest, most dense network of live weather stations and cameras -- with aggregated weather data from around the world, the WeatherBug Network delivers highly precise weather information and forecasts for the most accurate, neighborhood-level weather available.

State and local government agencies, businesses and broadcast outlets rely on WeatherBug's team of meteorologist for accurate forecasts, professional updates, and live weather information from the WeatherBug Network. Additionally, millions of consumers log on to WeatherBug for the latest news and information from WeatherBug's desktop, mobile and Web application available at www.weatherbug.com.

About WeatherBug

WeatherBug (http://weatherbug.com and http://weatherbugprofessional.com) 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 safeguard lives, impact communities and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com)

Editors Note: The announcement came today at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008, which runs from Sept 10 - 12, at Moscone West in San Francisco. WeatherBug's latest mobile products can be viewed in WeatherBug booth # 1431.

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