Popular Weather Network app helps Apple reach 50 billion downloads

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 Canada list."

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 locations
  • 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 you are.
  • 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 once.
  • 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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Stuart Terry, High Road Communications
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Rachel Douglas, Pelmorex Media Inc.
Email: rdouglas@pelmorex.com

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