twc-amazon-kindle-fireIf you are just getting your Kindle Fire in the mail, then make sure you check out the new Weather Channel app on it that was just released. This is one of my favorite apps for my iPad 2 and I am sure that the Kindle version will be just as good. A featured app on the device, The Weather Channel App for Kindle Fire is available directly from the apps tab, so users can automatically download the app upon first click. The app offers the most accurate weather forecasts, The Weather Channel Social, and weather-triggered images to match local conditions.

For more details about the app, visit www.amazon.com/appstore.

The Weather Channel also launched today a new app for all Android devices, available now on Android Market.

 

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The Weather Channel App Featured on Kindle Fire

New App Offers Fire Customers Weather-Triggered Imagery, Social Features, Improved Usability

ATLANTA (November 14, 2011) – The Weather Channel® is now featured on the new Kindle Fire and available free to all Amazon Appstore for Android customers. The Weather Channel app offers consumers the most accurate weather information with a user-friendly interface, The Weather Channel Social, weather-triggered imagery and more.

The Weather Channel app will be among a select number of apps that are featured to Kindle Fire customers when they go to their apps tab on their Kindle Fire. The Weather Channel app will take advantage of the seven-inch, color screen offered on the Kindle Fire.

“As a mobile and tablet leader, The Weather Channel continually looks to be available on the newest devices in order to offer the most accurate weather data when and where our consumers need it, no matter the platform or screen,” said Cameron Clayton, executive vice president of digital product, The Weather Channel Companies. “We believe there is great potential for adoption of Kindle Fire due to price point and the quality of the product.”

Ranked as the No. 1 most downloaded weather app and one of the top free apps on the Android Market, The Weather Channel app offers these features for Kindle Fire consumers:

· Weather-triggered images for backgrounds and headers change to match local conditions

· The Weather Channel Social, in partnership with Twitter, now allows users to see real-time Tweets about their specific local weather to get a real sense of what their weather is like.

· WeatherReady preparedness tips and information for severe weather to help consumers and their families get ready for any severe weather heading their way

· Relative humidity now included in current conditions, based on feedback from consumers

· Probability of precipitation now includes 0-100 percent chance on hourly and 10-day forecasts (the past version only displayed a significant chance, or 30-100 percent).

· Snow accumulation data included in forecasts for the next three days.

· The Weather Channel addresses consumer feedback and continues to optimize the app, such as fixing force close issues and other bugs and adding in new weather data views.

The Weather Channel includes the content and features consumers have come to expect, such as detailed weather conditions and forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a notification bar with the current temperature and severe weather alert indicator. Consumers can get weather forecasts for their pinpointed locations or search by city, ZIP code, street address or landmark..

The app also includes iWitness Weather, TWC’s user-generated community, to allow users to tell their own weather story by uploading photos and videos as weather happens or to peruse others.

For more details about the app, visit www.amazon.com/appstore.

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