Received a note earlier today from the folks at The Weather Channel. They wanted to let me (and you) know about an update to The Weather Channel app for Android. This latest release brings the app up to version 3.0, and a bunch of new features are included.
Key enhancements include:
- Voice search now allows consumers to obtain weather forecasts by speaking a location, whether by address, city, ZIP code or well-known landmark.
- The app now supports type-ahead for quicker location search when typing the destination.
- The all-new navigation bar along the bottom of the screen offers swipeable, one-click access to saved locations, current conditions, hourly forecasts, 36-hour forecasts, 10-day forecasts, severe alerts, maps, video and settings.
- In addition to the popular location-based local video forecasts, the video section now includes the “must see 6” videos each day from a national collection.
- In addition to metric (°C and kph) and English (°F and mph) options for units of measure, a “hybrid” version now offers Celsius and mph for users in the U.K. and Canada.
- Severe alerts provide the most up-to-date information for severe tropical weather, winter weather and more. Alerts will now be parsed to process language for easier readability, and consumers will also be able to turn severe weather alert notifications on or off.
- In addition, the app incorporates updates to The Weather Channel widget for Android, so customers can opt to view current weather data and severe weather alert indicators on the device home screen
The Weather Channel App for Android has been ranked as the number 1 most downloaded weather app and one of the most used apps available on the Android Market for some time now. It’s solid, for sure… so if you’re looking for a fully-featured weather app that delivers goodness all the time, go ahead and check it out. Download link is below.
The Weather Channel for Android (Free) [Android Market link]