The Weather Network’s first iPhone app was called WeatherEye, but now the channel has relaunched its app with a massive update. The difference? It’s not through an update to the WeatherEye app, but it comes via a new self-titled app called The Weather Network.
One of the newest features includes a ‘follow me’ feature that will use your GPS location to tell you local weather, saving you time from adding cities you’re traveling through. Other features include access to the UV index, pollen count, air quality, and forecasts for schools, parks, and airports.
• ‘Follow me’ provides location-weather as well as notifies you with ‘severe weather’ alerts, pollen, flu, air quality UV etc.
• Detailed weather forecasts including current, short term, long term (day and night), hourly forecasts and 14 day trend for your favorite cities
• Interactive hourly charts showing temperature, precipitation (POP) and wind speed with gusts and city comparisons
• Satellite and Radar Maps including past and future views
• Local provincial parks, schools and airport forecasts (GPS search)
• Premium video including daily forecasts, active weather coverage and top weather news stories
• Health reports including Air Quality Health Index, Pollen Report and UV Report
This ‘new’ app is fully-featured, and is supported by an ad banner along the bottom. What I enjoyed was the inclusion of a ski report, golf report, trip forecast, video reports, and a 14 day trend. Users can also upload pictures right from their iPhone to the Media section, to be seen by other Weather Network app users.
The app has nice animated transitions, and being able to tap on the air quality and UV report right within the forecast was a nice touch. It’s simple, interactive, and easy to use. With the new ‘follow me’ feature, finding the local temperature has become seamless. You
This is by far the best free weather app to date. Click here to download the Weather Network iPhone app–it’s free.