WeatherPro with Sensor Support from Sensirion
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Press release date: August 1, 2013
The new version of WeatherPro for Android 3.0 now also supports sensors integrated in the cell phone, such as the humidity and temperature sensor from Sensirion. The sensor data is displayed in the daily forecast. This enables users to compare the data from their current location with the forecast values, making them better prepared for any weather.
David Kaiser, the man in charge of product management for WeatherPro at the MeteoGroup weather service, is pleased to be working with Sensirion: “Many devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, have an integrated sensor from Sensirion. We wanted to make the data generated by the sensors available to our customers in those places where they usually go for their daily weather information. There's not always an official weather station right where an app user happens to be. The sensor data thereby provides interesting comparison values.”
Andrea WŁest, Market Manager Mobile at Sensirion, believes that measuring the humidity and temperature of the immediate environment gives rise to many new opportunities. “Everyone now has their own individual weather station with them, which, thanks to WeatherPro, is also linked to the latest weather forecasts.”
The use of such a sensor is only possible thanks to innovative technology in both the hardware and software. The hardware is the smallest humidity and temperature sensor currently available. It was specially designed for mobile end-devices by the Swiss high-tech company Sensirion and optimized to fulfill the industry's unique requirements. The company not only provides the sensor, but also the corresponding software. Without it, the heat generated by the smartphone itself would make any measurement of the ambient temperature impossible. Sensirion is currently the only company to offer an all-in-one solution for ambient sensing of humidity and temperature for smartphones.
From today, WeatherPro for Android 3.0 is available for download at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mg.android
You can find more information about WeatherPro at http://www.weatherpro.eu, MeteoEarth at www.meteoearth.com and MeteoGroup at http://www.meteogroup.de †
For more information about Sensirion, visit: www.smart.sensirion.com
For information about proper use of the sensor, go to: http://smart.sensirion.com/index.php?id=856
Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes humidity and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and differ-ential pressure sensors. An international network with sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea supplies international OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and automobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented CMOSens technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and systems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration and a digital interface. Sensirion's credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification.
About MeteoGroup and MeteoGroup Deutschland
WeatherPro and MeteoEarth are developed by MeteoGroup, Europe’s largest private sector weather business. Since its formation in 1986, MeteoGroup has combined global reach and worldwide weather data with local expertise. Expert meteor-ologists provide forecasts, background information and consultancy services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
MeteoGroup provides custom solutions for weather-dependent customers, ranging from winter services, to energy suppliers, through to shipping companies. Graphics solutions are developed worldwide under the brand MeteoGraphics. With www.wetter24.de and the successful weather applications WeatherPro and MeteoEarth, MeteoGroup provides services for private customers.
MeteoGroup Deutschland was founded in 1998 and now employs approximately 90 of MeteoGroup's 350 employees throughout Europe. The development of graphical weather applications and broadcast solutions is concentrated at the Berlin location.
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