AccuWeather

Results

  • W3 Silver Award for Design in 2014
  • AccuTeam of the Award in 2014
  • W3 Silver Award for Design in 2013
  • Led revenue and product strategy and increased advertising revenue by 150% in a year
  • Formulated and guided strategy for the Internet of Technologies platforms including auto and wearable segments
  • Managed the product pipeline, projects, and resources that contributed nearly $10M/yr revenue to the organization
  • Implemented strategy for paid application model, oversaw pricing and generated profit of $1M in three years
  • Established usability research in the product development process and led the practice with the help of a vendor
  • Managed vendor/partner relationships with Google, Amazon, Usertesting.com, BlackBerry, and BugSense
  • Built a talented team of product managers through hiring and mentoring
  • Launched & managed 25+ products on Android, Amazon, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, Connected TVs & Wearables
  • Directed design to improve the UX which resulted in design awards, increased rating, and recognition from Google
  • Improved customer focus and utilized insights from metrics resulting in a growth of users by over 2000% in 3 years
  • Won design awards and was featured by Google, Amazon, Verizon, BlackBerry, and leading technology press
  • Achieved #1 search ranking, increased rating from 3.0 to 4.4, and grew users from 1M to 35M with 10M active users
  • Positioned AccuWeather among the top two ranks within Android & BlackBerry markets out of 500+ weather apps
  • Introduced, established, and led the efforts to track and analyze user behavior with the help of Google Analytics

I had amazing fun working at AccuWeather from 2011 till 2015.

Being one of the first mobile app product managers, I had the opportunity to not only to my job but also form the practice.

I helped define the Analytics and Usability research.

Introduced paid app.

Led app development for Android phone,Blackberry phone,Amazon’s Appstore, Android tablet, Smart TVs, Sony Smartwatch, Google Wear, Amazon’s DOA phone.

We won 2 awards from W3. Our team won an internal recognition. We were also featured by Google, Verizon, BlackBerry, and many others including press mentions of our releases.

It was a great learning experience managing app from end to end, working with talented developers, tracking downloads and ratings. Ratings went up from 3.1 when I started to 4.4 with close to half a million ratings, and with 10M MAU. It was always a thrill watching those numbers go up, and especially watching the ad sales during the promotion and pricing experiments that I ran.

But the most fun I had was with the people I got to work with. I identified and helped hire great Product Managers, and mentored them. They have gone to do great things in the space. The design team was awesome – always open for challenges and great creativity. Project management and development team were great partners.

It almost seemed too good to be true, and was getting paid to have fun.

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