The popular weather app Dark Sky has a new update rolling out that brings a much needed User Interface update along with a handful of new features. The update is version 2.0 of the app and if you already have the app installed, you should have the update already or very soon.
The bulk of the changes in this update to Dark Sky are around the apps interfaces. For example, there is no a unified forecast tab with the next 24 hour and week forecast. You can also save up to six locations in the app to swipe between so they are always available to you.
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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.
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Four years after making its debut on iOS, the hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky has finally made its way to Android. The app has had rave reviews from iOS users for its notifications and super accurate local weather information that it provides to your exact location. It is super impressive and the user interface is clean and simple in presenting the weather information to you. What’s better, the Android app starts free and you can subscribe to the Premium version of the app for $2.99 per year if you want to do so. iOS users pay $3.99 for the app.
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The Weather Channel has updated their app for Android phones today, bringing with it a much improved ski resort and ski area report to the app. The updated build is version is 6.2 for those keeping score at home and this improved ski information is only on the phone app. The tablet version was also updated (5.2) but it doesn’t contain the ski information.
As before, when you scroll down to the bottom of the app on your phone, you will see ski information for your area. Now you have the option to tap the All Resorts link and you will get a list of resorts in the area you are viewing (in my case Denver).
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The Weather Channel app for Android has received another major makeover in the latest update, bringing a clean and more material design look to the popular weather app. The updated version is build 6.0.0 for those keeping score at home and it has rolled out to the Google Play Store. In the new user experience, information is far easier to get to as it is now a simple swipe up and down in the app to get information about current conditions, what you can expect for the day and forecasts. Radar images have seemingly improved dramatically as well in this update as they are far less jittery than in previous builds. If there is a weather advisory in your area and you have signed up with the service, the Weather Channel app can send you a notification and it will be highlighted in the app itself when you first open it. Tap that banner and you can get more information about that weather event.
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The Weather Channel app for Android has been updated with a new and important feature as we go into winter and what is typically the cold & flu season here in the US. The app has a new Health Module that provides you details about the pollen, breathing comfort and flu conditions in your area. It’s a great addition, especially for those who suffer from allergies or have breathing difficulties under certain weather conditions. The update is version 5.10.0 for those keeping score at home and is available now in the Google Play Store.
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The AccuWeather app for Android phones and tablets has received a nice but small update that brings support for Google Now to the app. It is the latest in a long line of apps that have started to support the Google Now feature which is part of the Google Launcher. With the update, you will start receiving weather information cards in Google Now on your device. The AccuWeather update is 184.108.40.206 for those keeping score at home and is available now in the Google Play Store. There are two versions of AccuWeather: A free, Ad-supported version and a non-ad version for $2.99.
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The NOAA Hi-Def Radar app for Windows has received a nice update today, bringing amongst other improvements Live Tile support to your Windows 8.1 Start screen. The update, version 220.127.116.11 for those keeping score at home, has a lot of fixes and improvement throughout including a nagging issue with the Bing map authentication. It seems that Weathersphere, the developer of the app, got that sorted out along with other general bug fixes and improvements.
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