AccuWeather Platinum Update Brings App Shortcuts

AccuWeather Platinum, the pay version of the free weather app in the Google Play Store, has been updated today with several new features and enhancements.  The updated build is version 4.7.2-paid for those keeping score at home and if you have Android Nougat 7.1.1 on your device, you can take advantage of the new app shortcuts.  Long pressing the app’s icon will get you to shortcuts that will take you directly to the Daily Forecast, the Hourly Forecast or a Map with local weather radar.  All three of these can be dragged to your Home page so you can have them just a tap away if you want to do so.

The Widgets for the app have also been updated.  You can now select to see what AccuWeather calls “RealFeel” temperatures on the widgets.  RealFeel is the temperature with considerations made for windchill or humidity to give you a more accurate idea of what it feels like outside.

AccuWeather Platinum also has the ability now to allow you to add locations from the Map view inside the app.  Let’s say you are checking the forecast for a location you will be visiting.  On the map,

AccuWeather Platinum App Shorcuts
AccuWeather Platinum App Shorcuts

you can long press on a location and add that to your list of cities.  The idea being that if you are looking at the weather radar for a location, you can just add it while you are still in maps view and not have to open the menu to add it.

There are other minor tweaks and improvements to this update including some stability updates.

AccuWeather Platinum is a one-time purchase of $2.99 in the Play Store.  Personally this is the weather app that I use daily & I have no hesitation in recommending it.