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WeatherBug Extends Strong Verizon Relationship to Provide Developer Community with API for Integration of Weather Across Multitudes of Applications

September 22, 2010

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — WeatherBug®, the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, today announced the availability of the WeatherBug API (application programming interface) to application developers for building Mobile Web applications or BlackBerry® and Android(TM) applications for Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Apps store.

WeatherBug has worked with Verizon Wireless as its preferred and primary weather information provider for the past three years and has recently extended its relationship. WeatherBug is the exclusive or default weather provider on many Verizon platforms including Mobile Web, WAP, SMS, MMS and on the Verizon company website. The FiOS TV interactive WeatherBug Widget enables customers to customize weather reports by any ZIP code, and pull up hourly or seven-day forecasts and radar weather imagery to see how local conditions are developing.

WeatherBug is attending the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference in Las Vegas, Sept. 21 and 22, to provide developers with information on the essential weather intelligence available only through the WeatherBug API. The API provides developers with access to a wide range of proprietary WeatherBug data, including information from over 8,000 weather observations stations in North America that provide current conditions, seven-day forecasts, radar, satellite, cameras, alerts and much more rich weather content.

“Verizon is proud to work with WeatherBug to continue to add value to our developer community and to our millions of consumers who rely on WeatherBug for providing the best and most reliable information possible,” said Jennifer Byrne, executive director, business development and partnerships for Verizon Wireless.

“WeatherBug is excited to be part of the VDC Conference again this year with Verizon. As their preferred weather partner, we continue to look for new ways to bring our very local, live weather information into more offerings. We have seen tremendous growth over the recent months on Verizon products, including BlackBerry® and Android devices, and we expect that growth to continue through more WeatherBug offerings, as well as through providing a solid API for the developer community,” said Chris Brozenick, vice president and general manager of WeatherBug Mobile.

For information on how to register for the Verizon Developer Community, visit http://developer.verizon.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About WeatherBug

WeatherBug (http://www.weatherbug.com & http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) precisely monitors, organizes and disseminates global weather information. As a trusted source for live, local dynamic data, WeatherBug empowers society with weather intelligence for making more informed decisions. Millions of consumers and professional organizations, including the National Weather Service, rely on WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. WeatherBug is a brand of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. (http://www.aws.com).

SOURCE Verizon Wireless


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