Earth Networks, the owner of WeatherBug products and services and operator of the weather observing and lightning network, has introduced its WeatherBug app for the Wi-Fi version of HP TouchPad, the first HP webOS tablet.
As a premier launch partner, the WeatherBug app is among the first to debut on the new device available at major U.S. retailers and commercial resellers, beginning Friday, July 1.
The WeatherBug app is available for free in the HP webOS App Catalog on the HP TouchPad.
The app includes these features:
“Weather Window”: A virtual window to the world outside lets you view current conditions through one of WeatherBug’s live local cameras, or through a representation of the expected conditions.
At-A-Glance Information: The app provides access to detailed seven-day, up-to-the-minute forecasts for your current location as well as saved locations from around the world.
Breaking Weather Alerts: The app provides updates and warnings from the National Weather Service, as well as Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts exclusively from the Earth Networks – WeatherBug Total Lightning Network, a lightning detection network.
Detailed Map Visualization: A large map area provides several contoured weather overlay options – including satellite, radar, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and forecast highs and lows – to display current conditions and approaching storm systems.
Camera Images: Users can swipe through an extensive image carousel to view live and time-lapse shots from HD cameras in the WeatherBug Network.
More information on WeatherBug apps can be found at http://weather.weatherbug.com/mobile.html.
Recently, tech major HP announced HP webOS Pivot, providing users an entertaining and informative editorial resource for discovering webOS 3.0 applications for the HP TouchPad, which launched July 1. (Read: HP to Offer webOS Pivot for HP TouchPad)
“The WeatherBug app is a valuable tool that millions rely on every day, and we are pleased to be working with the WeatherBug development team to bring it to the fingertips of HP TouchPad users,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP.