AccuWeather has acquired Sky Motion Research as part of a plan to enhance weather forecasts on mobile devices. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Sky Motion Research has an app that groups together radar data and ground observations from the users of the app to come up with updated forecasts every five minutes.
The information in the app includes wind information, temperature, and precipitation in North America. The app has hit over 250,000 downloads and has an active user rate of around 50%.
By combining Sky Motion’s technology with AccuWeather’s weather forecasting services, a new feature will be added into the AccuWeather mobile app known as MinuteCast.