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Weather app for Android Tablet comes to life


April 17, 2012 — The Weather Network app for the Android Tablet is now available. The mobile team has worked hard to make this app come to life and says it will help users plan for everyday activities.


Android Tablet app is now available
Android Tablet app is now available

Canadian's passion for weather apps continues to grow and The Weather Network continues to listen.

"Our users asked for it and we have delivered," says Tia Patrick, Mobile Applications Manager at The Weather Network.

Today The Weather Network launches the Android Tablet App. It encompasses a brand new design and supports both landscape and portrait view.

Users can add up to ten locations including cities/towns, airports, schools and parks. We’ve updated the current condition to include air quality, UV, and Pollen data. We’ve extended hourly forecast to include the next 36 hours. The 14 Day Trend now includes day/night forecast and a detailed graph. All of these features allow users to better prepare and plan their day.

The mobile team works closely with meteorologists at The Weather Network to ensure that all of the sophisticated forecast data is available. Depending on the scope of the project and the features it includes, it can take the team anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months to build an app.

According to a recent summary from IAB Mobile in Canada, Android devices make up 28% of the market share in Canada.

"We are innovative weather experts who proactively deliver weather information through technology. It is important for us to provide our users with the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant weather information across all platforms," Patrick adds. "Tuesday's launch of the Android Tablet app further positions us as a market leader now supporting all major operating systems (RIM, Google & Apple) for both mobile and tablet apps."

Features of the new Android Tablet app include:

Weather:

  • Current weather conditions
  • Short and long term forecasts
  • 14 day trends
  • Hourly forecasts
  • Severe weather alerts

Special features:

  • Day and overnight forecasts
  • Interactive 14 day trend chart
  • Weather tracking for up to 10 locations
  • Celsius or Fahrenheit (Metric/Imperial)

Health:

  • Air quality health indexes
  • UV reports
  • Pollen forecasts

Click here to download The Weather Network App on your tablet.

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