The Weather Network named 2nd for iPad and 17th for iPhone in list of Top 25 All Time Free Apps in Canada
OAKVILLE, ON, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Weather Network and MétéoMédia,
divisions of Pelmorex Media Inc., was today named one of the few
Canadian-owned and operated companies to appear on Apple's 25 All-Time
Free Apps in Canada list. The news follows the announcement that Apple
has reached 50 billion downloads on the App Store.
Playing an important role in the Apple milestone, the Weather Network is
ranked 2nd for iPad and 17th for iPhone in the All-Time Free Apps in Canada list. The popular app,
which provides extensive weather content and forecasting ability in the
palm of your hand, has received more than 7 million downloads to date.
"As a Canadian leader in mobile app development, The Weather Network and
MétéoMédia continue to deliver the most innovative and up-to-date
weather-related content across a range of mobile platforms," said Gita
Ashar, Director of Mobile Applications and Emerging Technologies at The
Weather Network. "We are extremely proud to be one of a handful of
Canadian-owned companies to appear on the Top 25 All-Time Free Apps in
As one of Canada's most popular apps for iPhone and iPad, The Weather
Network and MétéoMédia app includes the following key features:
Detailed weather forecasts including current, short-term, long-term (day and night), 14 day
trend (day and night) and hourly forecasts for user's favourite
Follow Me uses The Weather Network's new GPS location function to pin point a
user's current location to forecast the local weather, provide relevant
severe weather alerts, UV, Pollen and Air Quality updates.
PointCast uses The Weather Network's exclusive technology to provide personal
forecasts using a Canadian postal code, U.S. ZIP code or GPS on mobile
device. Forecasts are narrowed down to within one kilometer of where
Picture and video upload capabilities lets users submit weather-related content to The Weather Network direct
from their iPhone or iPad devices.
Weather tracking for multiple locations lets users keep an eye on weather forecasts for several locations at
Active weather alerts and public safety warnings delivered direct to users' iPhone or iPad device.
The Weather Network app for iPhone and iPad have consistently ranked as
Canada's most popular apps and receives almost a million users per day
and drives more traffic than The Weather Network's website. During active weather periods the iPhone app receives 12 million
page views per day, or over 200 million page views per month.
In addition to offering apps for Apple device, The Weather Network also
offers apps for Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices on both tablet and mobile, PC & Mac as well as an iTV app.
About Pelmorex Media Inc.
Founded in 1989, Pelmorex Media Inc., parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Travelers Network, Beat the Traffic and ElTiempo.es. Pelmorex Media is a leader in delivering consumers invaluable
information with ease, quality and a compelling experience on all media
platforms. Also meeting the weather information needs of commercial
and government clients whose success relies on accurate and reliable
weather related information. Pelmorex is licensed to operate Canada's
National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (NAADS) which
aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized
government agencies. Pelmorex Media Inc. has been named one of
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for seven consecutive years and is
one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers.
SOURCE: Pelmorex Media Inc.
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