The Weather Channel Debuts New App for Palm webOS

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The Weather Channel has introduced yet another version of their very popular app. This time around it has been re-jigged for webOS, and is available right now in Beta in the App Catalog. The new ad-supported app joins its Android, BlackBerry and iPhone cousins as one of the more popular weather apps available today. I’m sure the new webOS-powered version will do just swimmingly for Palm Pre and Palm Pixi (soon) users.

The Weather Channel app is available for free in three languages, and will be distributed in six countries via the App Catalog. Key features of the app include:

  • Detailed weather data for current conditions, hourly, 36-hour and 10-day forecasts
  • GPS technology plots exact locations for quick, accurate conditions and weather alerts
  • Severe alert indicator turns red with the latest updates on severe weather, storm watch and tropical alerts
  • Customizable maps display weather layers such as radar and clouds and can be animated
  • Save relevant locations for fast and easy access

For more info pop open the App Catalog, or hit up www.weather.com/mobile.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL LAUNCHES FREE APPLICATION FOR PALM webOS
Free Weather Application Utilizes Palm webOS Platform Capabilities, Including GPS and Touch Screen Interface

ATLANTA (Oct. 21, 2009) – The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) today announced the latest addition to its increasingly popular roster of mobile applications, with The Weather Channel® application for the Palm® webOS™ platform. The new ad-supported weather application takes advantage of the webOS capabilities of the Palm Pre™ phone, as well as the soon-to-be-available Palm Pixi™ phone, such as GPS location tracker and touch screen interface. The free application features the most accurate weather information and customizable animated radar maps.

“This new weather application for Palm webOS phones demonstrates our commitment to providing accurate, relevant weather information to as many consumers as possible on as many platforms as possible,” said Cameron Clayton, vice president of mobile, TWCi. “Our adaptation for the Palm webOS platform also showcases our technical expertise and continued innovation.”

The application for Palm webOS is the first native application from The Weather Channel to be created for distribution outside the United States. Available in three languages (English, German and Spanish) and for distribution to six countries, the application helps expand the all-weather network’s reach to its wide-ranging audience on new mobile platforms.

Additional features include:

  • Get detailed weather data for current conditions, hourly, 36-hour and 10-day forecasts
  • GPS technology plots exact locations for quick, accurate conditions and weather alerts
  • A severe alert indicator turns red with the latest updates on severe weather, storm watch and tropical alerts
  • Customizable maps display weather layers such as radar and clouds and can be animated
  • Save relevant locations for fast and easy access
  • Users can click on unobtrusive banner ads that are interactive and expandable to link to a WAP site or click to call, to video or to locations – without closing the weather application

The Weather Channel for Palm webOS application is available free of charge from the Palm Beta App Catalog. For more information about The Weather Channel Mobile and its complete lineup of products and services, please visit www.weather.com/mobile.

Thanks Colleen!

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