Earth Networks announced that the WeatherBug Home portion of its WeatherBug® mobile app now includes an integration with the Honeywell Lyric Thermostat – enabling Honeywell customers to see how the latest weather conditions impact their personal energy use, costs and comfort. The WeatherBug mobile app is one of the first integrations with the Honeywell Lyric API through its recently announced Connected Home open API program.

On average, weather drives approximately 50 percent of a home’s energy use. By integrating WeatherBug’s real-time, hyper-local data and patent-pending algorithms, homeowners with Honeywell’s Lyric Thermostat can see in real-time how weather affects their energy use. These unique energy insights offer consumers improved energy efficiency, comfort and cost savings.

“When it comes to energy efficiency, knowledge is power. Honeywell has recognized WeatherBug as a leading go-to, daily-use mobile app that consumers have come to trust to deliver unique data insights to help manage their busy lives, which now includes energy use, costs and savings options,” said Bob Marshall, chief executive officer, Earth Networks. “The newest version of our mobile app reaffirms our commitment to extending the value of these insights beyond the smart home, in turn creating a smarter consumer.”

Today’s announcement deepens the Honeywell and Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Home program relationship. Our joint initiative links big weather data and a home’s thermodynamic model with Honeywell’s Wi-Fi. By extending this capability to Honeywell Lyric customers, WeatherBug’s newest app now extends energy efficiency insights to an expanded set of customers.

“We are excited by the benefits our partnership with the WeatherBug Home program offers our customers. That is why we have selected WeatherBug as one of the first API integrations for Honeywell Lyric, offering our customers unmatched real-time insights into how weather is impacting their energy usage and insights for cost savings,” adds Jeremy Eaton, President, Honeywell Connected Home.

Earth Networks operates the world’s largest network of weather sensors, and its WeatherBug consumer users have grown to more than 20 million. The WeatherBug mobile app can serve as a consumer’s smart home ‘hub’ that integrates weather data (Earth Networks’ proprietary cloud processes 25 terabytes of real-time weather data every day) with the industry’s most extensive ecosystem of smart home partners to utility smart meters. As a result, Earth Networks is positioned to deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the power of big data analytics.

The newest WeatherBug release is now available for download on Android devices in the Google Play store. It will be available for iOS in Apple iTunes by December 15, 2015.

About Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®