NDrive will integrate real-time Weather Central location-based weather services with NDrive navigation software distributed in more than 40 countries.
Weather Central has been selected as the new worldwide provider of weather products by NDrive Navigation Systems. NDrive provides navigation services to mobile platforms around the world. Under the agreement, NDrive will integrate real-time Weather Central location-based weather services with NDrive navigation software distributed in more than 40 countries for delivery on Apple, Android, Linux, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices.
"NDrive's navigation products distinguish themselves by offering consumers a feature-rich environment that goes beyond directions," says Eduardo Carqueja, Founder of NDrive Navigation Systems. "With worldwide coverage, road-segment based weather data and easily integrated API's, Weather Central is uniquely positioned to add significant value to NDrive products. Weather is one of the most frequently requested forms of content and we are excited to bring the most sophisticated solution available to the market."
"Weather Central services are proven winners across all media and delivery platforms, helping to drive consumer uptake and retention," said Chris Kelly, president of Weather Central's MyWeather.com division "The relevancy and immediacy of our weather solutions make a perfect complement for the sophisticated navigation and location-based information services provided by NDrive."
In addition to location-based forecasts, Weather Central is providing NDrive with a suite of enhanced weather services including high resolution Super MicroCast forecast variables, a geo-coded weather alert API, a Weather Imagery Tile Service API, and ECHO Severe Weather Data Package. This will enable NDrive to present consumers with important information related to travel such as accumulated ice, rain and snow, cloud cover, dew point, temperature, feels-like, Supercell index indicating the threat of severe thunderstorms and tornados, surface wind speed and direction, hourly weather, and brief weather text phrases. Integration is simplified by DataCloud, Weather Central's exclusive, well-documented and easy to implement API for integrating world-class, hyper-local weather information into third party applications.
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