WeatherPhilippines Foundation has launched a new free mobile application that provides access to accurate and localized weather forecasts anytime and anywhere from any connected Android or iOS device. Powered by AboitizPower, the customizable app demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to building a #WeatherWiser nation by adapting to the needs of a mobile generation.
App users can simply search a location and check its five-day weather forecast, save and label it, and easily share the corresponding weather information via social media. Users can easily access the weather information and 5-day localized weather forecasts of significant places, such as homes, offices, schools, and businesses.
Inspired by a passion to help strengthen local sustainable development, WeatherPhilippines took a select group of online influencers to Anvaya Cove to discover how the app’s weather information can both optimize productivity and enhance one’s lifestyle pursuits, be it travel, fashion, or sports.
The bloggers were also introduced to WeatherPhilippines and how its ongoing installation of 1,000 automated weather stations (AWS) nationwide aims to enhance preparedness and resilience to complement the government’s efforts in mitigating weather-related disaster risks in the country.
“Creating a #WeatherWiser Nation is a different matter, because it requires us to go beyond weather and its disastrous effects. WeatherPhilippines believes that these influencers can help us achieve this vision, because they provide us with a fresh perspective on how weather really affects people from different walks of life, and they usher in a behavioral change in their communities as well,” said WeatherPhilippines Vice President and General Manager Celso Caballero.
As of 2014, WeatherPhilippines has deployed 750 AWS nationwide, partnered with more than 568 LGUs and private sector companies. The foundation complements government’s nationwide efforts on disaster risk reduction and, through its #WeatherWiser campaign, encourages Filipinos to use weather information for nation-building and sustainable development.
The WeatherPhilippines app is downloadable now for free on Google Play and App Store.
WeatherPhilippines provides the country with a premier weather sensing and forecasting system made possible by technology, inclusive partnerships, and communication. Founded in 2012 by the Aboitiz Foundation, UnionBank, and Meteogroup, it delivers free, more localized, and accurate weather information accessed through weather.com.ph.
This CSR initiative of WeatherPhilippines is made possible through the financial resources of the following platinum donors: SM Supermalls, ICTSI, Vista Land, NickelAsia, and LBC.
WeatherPhilippines aims to disseminate weather information among a wider network of communities through Globe Telecom, Inc., the official telecommunications partner of WeatherPhilippines.