Little League Weatherbug AppUpdated Thursday May 1, 2014 by Katy National Little League.
Little League® Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization, and WeatherBug, the brand millions trust to Know Before™ severe weather strikes, are launching Little League WeatherBug, a new mobile weather app providing coaches, managers, parents, family and friends of Little League with real-time weather, severe weather alerts, and personalized lightning detection to help stay safer during practice and ballgames this season.
Little League® WeatherBug is available for download on both Google Play and the iTunes App Store for free. Watch the new short video about lightning and weather safety and see the app in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NEHtSxybos
This spring, millions of Little League players, ages 4 through 18, will converge on baseball diamonds and softball fields to play the sport they love. Keeping the children safe on the field is paramount for Little League. Being able to help protect them from severe weather – especially dangerous lightning – is a big concern. Little League’s partnership with WeatherBug allows the ability to offer early warnings to lightning and weather, pinpoint forecasts, highlight heat index information, and show current conditions to help alleviate some of these concerns caused by severe weather.
“Since the first Little League game was played in 1939, the safety of the players, on the field and off, has been at the core of our organization,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary, we are pleased to partner with WeatherBug as our preferred weather provider, both at Little League International and at local Little League fields across the country. We hope all coaches, parents, friends and alumni can use the Little League WeatherBug app to better ensure safety during severe or extreme weather conditions.”
The Little League WeatherBug app provides several unique features to keep you informed and alerted via Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads:
Early user reviews are positive: “Love the fact that Little League cares about safety enough to enlist a special weather app like Weatherbug. Love the lightning feature” (from an iOS customer on April 3, 2014).
“We’re deeply honored to partner with Little League on this new weather app,” says Bob Marshall, CEO of Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug. “We are 100% committed to keeping children safer from severe weather and lightning, and it is our hope that the Little League WeatherBug app will ensure Little League coaches, managers, parents and families have the information they need to make better game-day decisions about weather safety.”