Weather

Apple Officially Kills the Dark Sky Weather App

[caption id="attachment_387925" align="aligncenter" width="1560"] Image: Apple[/caption] Apple on Saturday officially retired Dark Sky, the weather app known for its compelling weather animations that was acquired by the tech giant acquired over two years ago. Dark Sky may be gone, but its features and all of the tech behind it live on in Apple Weather. Apple...

Apple’s Weather App is Finally Coming to iPad, 12 Years Later

One major app has been missing on Apple’s iPad since its launch—and that’s the stock Weather app. But when iPadOS 16 debuts, that’s going to change as a native Weather app will finally land on the iPad, 12 years after the tablet made its debut. "The Weather app is now on iPad. Explore full‑screen maps...

Apple Launches Air Quality Info for Weather and Maps in Canada

Apple released iOS 14.7 today and with it came some new features for its Weather and Maps apps for Canadians. New is air quality index (AQI), which details how polluted the air is in your current location. AQI is measured in a range from 0 to 500, with the latter being the most hazardous levels of...

iOS 15 Weather App Update Brings Air Quality Maps to Canada, Plus More

Apple’s iOS 15 update will bring changes to the Weather app, including full-screen weather maps for precipitation, air quality and temperature, depending on region and device. New animated precipitation maps will show the path of a storm and also the intensity of rain and snow, while air quality and temperature maps will show appropriate colours...

Apple Buys Weather App Dark Sky; Android App Gets Axed on July 1

Weather app Dark Sky has been acquired by Apple, according to the developers. "Today we have some important and exciting news to share: Dark Sky has joined Apple,” reads a company blog post. "There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more...

Download Environment Canada’s New Weather App on iOS and Android

Just in time for a wave of winter storms hitting Vancouver to Toronto to Montréal, Environment Canada’s new WeatherCAN mobile app has exited beta and is now available to download for all iOS and Android users. WeatherCAN is the official Environment Canada weather app, providing an overview of current conditions along with 24-hour and seven-day […]

The Weather Network App Continues to Harness User Location for Ad Integration

Pelmorex, the parent company behind The Weather Network for iOS, acquired Addictive Mobility on Tuesday, a mobile advertising company. Sam Sebastien, CEO of Pelmorex (formerly head of Google Canada operations) told CBC News “Their DNA is data and targeting, and more and more that has been very important for us.”   The acquisition will also let...

Facebook Rolls Out New Weather Feature For Mobile App

Frustrated with your weather app? Don't feel bad about deleting it, as Facebook is rolling out a full-fledged weather forecast feature within its mobile app and web version. [caption id="attachment_198318" align="aligncenter" width="1372"] Image courtesy of TechCrunch[/caption] According to a new report from TechCrunch, the brand-new feature, an updated version of its earlier “Weather Greetings,” is accessible...

Météo for iOS: Free Weather App Powered by Environment Canada

Remember the app released by Tim Hortons back in 2011, TimmyMe? That was created by Canadian Saskatoon-based developer Cory Jacobsen, who also made the weather app Degrees, before it was sold to AppSuey two years ago, which was eventually abandoned by the latter and pulled from the App Store. That decision led Jacobsen to launch Météo,...

Top 5 Free Weather Apps For your iPhone

One topic all Canadians talk about is the weather and to have a good conversation you need to know the forecast. To help  you stay up to date with the latest weather changes, here are my top 5 Free Weather Apps for your iPhone based in my experience with them. Yahoo! Weather Yahoo! Weather has...

Weather Tops the List of Most-Used Apps in Canada

Ipsos conducted an online survey to find out what kinds of apps people regularly use. The survey had more than 19,000 respondents in 27 countries. Weather app topped the Canadian polls with over 47 percent of votes, eight percent above the global average. To compare, only 22 percent of users in Saudi Arabia use a...