The Weather Network for iPhone has been updated today with a brand new redesign, adding support for iOS 8, which includes the option to add a weather widget.
Also new are push notifications for public safety alerts, plus detailed precipitation start and stop times. Design-wise, we see new animated icons and weather-triggered backgrounds, plus the company says more news and video are offered compared to before.
Unfortunately, this update does not bring optimization for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a massive oversight in our opinion (UPDATE: The Weather Network confirmed with us via email iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support is in the works):
What’s New in Version 3.1.40
• Brand new sleek design, made specifically for iOS 8
• Precipitation start and stop times, forecasted within a 10 minute period
• Push notifications for public safety alerts (weather alerts coming soon!)
• iOS 8 widget
The company tells us The Weather Network is Canada’s most popular weather app with over 4.5 million downloads to date. Ken Headrick, SVP, Content, Product & Corporate Marketing, Pelmorex Media Inc., said in a statement “The Weather Network team is dedicated to bringing users the most robust mobile experience possible and with the re-design of our iPhone app, we’ve delivered on this with no exception.”
There’s a new ‘Follow Me’ feature which will automatically detect the forecast at your location within 1 kilometre, so you’ll get severe weather and storm alerts when it’s imminent. Satellite and radar maps are now included with past, present and future views.
Click here to download The Weather Network for iOS—it’s free (but powered by an ad banner along the bottom).