AccuWeather Joins the Tizen Association Partner Program
AccuWeather to Collaborate with Growing Alliance of Mobile and Connected
Device Stakeholders on the Continuing Development of the Tizen Project and
STATE COLLEGE, Pa, Feb. 21, 2014
STATE COLLEGE, Pa, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather
Center -- AccuWeather today announced it has joined the Tizen Association
Partner Program to help further the development and deployment of the Tizen
Operating System (OS) platform. The Tizen Association is an industry
consortium that supports the development of an open-source software platform
and operating system – Tizen – for a wide range of connected devices. As a
Tizen Association Partner, AccuWeather will have the opportunity to join
relevant Tizen Association Working Groups and to participate in Tizen
Association meetings, giving the company more insight and potential input into
the development of the Tizen OS.
"AccuWeather is very pleased to work with Tizen to bring weather with Superior
Accuracy™ to users of mobile devices of all types," said Steven Smith, Chief
Digital Officer for AccuWeather, Inc. "Working with world-leading partners on
the Tizen platform fulfills our goal of delivering the weather that helps
people all over the world make better decisions and run their lives."
The Tizen Association brings together some of the world's largest and most
innovative companies developing products, services, software and apps for the
growing ecosystem of connected devices. From smartphones and tablets to
appliances and in-vehicle infotainment systems, Tizen Association partner
companies around the globe are collaborating to build an independent
open-source platform that drives innovation across a number of product and
"I am delighted to welcome AccuWeather to our ever-growing membership," said
Ryoichi Sugimura, a Tizen Association Board Member from NTT DOCOMO. "Their
contribution will support the development of the Tizen OS and ecosystem, and
further drive Tizen's vision of building and supporting a cross-architecture,
open source software platform that spans across multiple device segments."
The Partner Program officially launched in November 2013 with 36 members
including eBay, KONAMI, McAfee, Panasonic and others. New members include
AccuWeather as well as mobile game publishers, operators, application
developers, mobile software management vendors and major telecommunications
With dozens of members worldwide, the TA Partner Program includes
best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to drive
development of the Tizen project and platform.
AccuWeather, along with Tizen, will be part of the Mobile World Congress 2014
conference in Barcelona, Spain. Find AccuWeather demoing at Tizen booth H65 in
Hall 8.1 to learn how they are advancing forecasting information that helps
users make decisions and improve their lives.
About AccuWeather, Inc.and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them
plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day.
AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3
million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video
presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile
internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio,
television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of
the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top
entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of
Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized
enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well
as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.
Tizen is an open source project managed by the Linux Foundation. The goal of
the project is to build and support a cross-architecture, open source software
platform that spans across multiple device segments, including smartphone,
tablet, Smart TV, appliances, netbook and in-vehicle infotainment systems. The
Tizen Association is an industry consortium of operators, device manufacturers
and their suppliers, independent software developers and mobile application
developers. For more information on the Tizen Project, please visit
www.tizen.org. For more information on the Tizen Association, please visit
For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / firstname.lastname@example.org
AccuWeather, Inc. / 385 Science Park Road / State College, PA 16803
Alan Danzis / 212.373.6022 / email@example.com
Golin Harris / 909 Third Avenue, 9th Floor / New York, NY 10022
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