7/31/2014 11:28:04 AM
AccuWeather, Inc. has announced this week it has launched a free AccuWeather service for users of Facebook's new Internet.org app. The app from Facebook was first launched on July 31, 2014 in The Republic of Zambia in Southern Africa with more locations to follow, and the goal of making the Internet more accessible and affordable to more people worldwide.
The AccuWeather.com app for Internet.org provides weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ in more than 100 languages and dialects for nearly 3 million locations worldwide. Myriad forecast types are available, including severe weather notices, hourly, and 45-day extended weather forecasts. The free app from AccuWeather.com also includes radar where available and satellite maps, broadcast-quality weather videos and news, and hurricane and tropical storm information.
"We are big believers in Facebook's Internet.org effort and are thrilled to be their partner in bringing AccuWeather's free, reliable, and life-saving weather information to people who may not have been able to access the Internet before Internet.org," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "The initiative supports AccuWeather's ongoing dedication to providing important weather news and information to people everywhere that not only helps them make their short- and long-term plans, but also alerts them to severe weather and helps them to prepare."
Facebook's Internet.org app makes the Internet more accessible through a set of free basic services - enabling people to browse useful content and websites without incurring data charges. The service makes the benefits of the Internet more accessible and affordable to more people around the world. The Facebook Internet.org app is now available to Airtel subscribers in Zambia. Airtel customers can access the service through the Play Store,www.internet.org, or within the Facebook for Android app. The service works on both smartphones and feature phones.