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Posts Tagged ‘David Kenny’

Weather Underground Debuts Tablet Version of WunderMap App

Weather Underground has taken its online weather tool the WunderMap and created a touchscreen tablet edition. The new weather mapping application that lets you see real time weather information overlaid onto interactive Google maps. The WunderMap app, which is available for both Android and iOS tablets, pulls data from more than 30,000 personal weather stations giving hyper-local real time weather conditions.

It’s a pretty useful tool as you can determine if it is raining across town and decide whether or not to take an umbrella. The app also has tools for tracking extreme weather including hurricanes and wildfires.

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What’s Your Favorite App, David Kenny?

AppNewser asked, What’s Your Favorite App, David Kenny?

The chairman/CEO of The Weather Company chose the note-taking app Evernote.  ”Within Evernote, Evernote Hello is my favorite, because I meet a lot of interesting and it is a way to keep track of when I met them, and what we talked about,” he said. Evernote Hello lets you scan business cards, access your contact’s LinkedIn page, as well as add notes to your contact list so that you can create a rich, browsable history of people and experiences. ”It keeps my life very organized,” adds Kenny.

Kenny uses the app on his iPhone, iPad and Nexus 7 — three devices that he carries with him as he is always checking The Weather Channel apps to make sure that they are working. Read more

David Kenny of CEO The Weather Company: You Have to Reinvent Content For Mobile

Publishers looking to get into the app business should not just adapt their online content for the mobile web, argued David Kenny, chairman/CEO of The Weather Company, said in a keynote interview at the AppNation conference in New York this morning.

“It is a big mistake to think it works like the web, it is a very different experience,” he said. “They are checking the weather six times a day. Our mobile users are  making decisions on the fly, you’ve got to flow into that.”

Kenny ought to know. The Weather Channel’s apps have been downloaded 106 million times and the business is growing, and the company’s mobile business is the fastest growing part of its business both in usage and in monetization. The company employs about a hundred mobile engineers to develop and improve mobile products every day.  The company feeds their weather forecasts into 15,000 other apps including Facebook. Read more