The Google app for Android has a server-side update rolling out today that brings detailed Pollen forecasts at a glance thanks to the Weather Channel. The update, much like the weather forecast feature of the app, will give you detailed information about how much pollen is in the air for your location as well as the different types of pollen. The good news is, you don’t have to do anything to get the update. Since it is a server-side update, so long as you have the latest Google app on your phone, it will come to your phone automagically.
To get to the new forecast, use the Google app to search for pollen forecast. Using the location services on your phone, you will see the level of pollen in your area as well as the main type of allergen. For those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies (Clinton raises his hand), it will mighty helpful in deciding how much time you spend outdoors or if you open up the windows at home. Or maybe make double sure you take your allergy medication for the day.
In the post about the update, Google indicated that they worked closely with the Weather Channel to provide the pollen forecast information. The Weather Channel app itself has had a pollen forecast for sometime now and more-or-less, you are pulling the same information when you use the Google app.
Google has also set up the feature so that you can get a notification if the pollen in your area is particularly high for the day.
The feature is rolling out now and if you don’t have it yet, it will get to you eventually.