AccuWeather.com, out of State College, Pennsylvania, and which brands itself as the World’s Weather Authority, has launched new languages for its Global mobile Web site for a total of 33 translations, including three dialects of Chinese, three dialects of Spanish, two dialects of Portuguese, and two dialects of English.
The mobile Web site provides a wide range of forecasts and indices for locations all over the world. Until now, it has provided them only in English.
To access the new languages available on the AccuWeather.com mobile Web site, users can go to AccuWeather.com with their Web-enabled cell phone and click the ‘change language’ link at the top of the page.
The new range of languages on the mobile Web site includes:
Arabic, Danish, Hungarian, Brazilian, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, English, Japanese, Chinese-Hong Kong, English-UK, Korean, Chinese-Simplified, Finish, Norwegian, Chinese-Taiwan, French, Polish, Czech, French-Canadian, Portuguese, German, Spanish-Argentinean, Romanian, Greek, Spanish-Latin, Russian, Hebrew, Swedish, Slovak, Hindi, Turkish.
“AccuWeather.com is truly a global forecasting company, providing weather information for virtually every place people live on earth,” says Jim Candor, senior vice-president of New Media for AccuWeather.com. “We are very excited to be the first weather provider to fully address our worldwide audience by providing languages to serve our audience nearly everywhere.”
Free content available on the mobile Web site includes exclusive AccuWeather.com 15-day forecasts, current conditions, hour-by-hour forecasts for up to 48 hours, satellite images, and the ability to store up to 10 locations. The site supports both English and metric units.
AccuWeather presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com Web site. AccuWeather also provides content to more than 200,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC’s owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times.