The Weather Channel for Android gets nice redesign and tablet optimization in new version

Daniel Bader

February 19, 2013 7:43pm

The Weather Channel, that other official weather app for Android, has received a nice update that brings a new interface and full tablet support to the platform.

The main new feature of TWC is a pin-point system of precipitation notifications — “It will begin raining at 4:00pm” — much like The Weather Channel’s PointCast system. The app has been redesigned with an attractive Holo interface, complete with horizontal sliding panels, and some gorgeous flat icons that really mesh well with the darker colour scheme of Android 4.0+.

Improved weather bulletins, more detailed radar maps and videos of weather stories in your surrounding area round out the feature set. While it may not replace OneWeather as your favourite Android weather app, it’s a pretty nice update that’s worth considering, especially if you have a tablet.

Download The Weather Channel for Android.
Via: Android Community

  • Mike

    Hello windows style

  • anon

    Read their privacy policy. It might surprise you.
    They collect everything about you plus they see what apps you install. Why would a weather app need that???

    • Tom

      And why do most of these weather apps (including this one) need permission to “run at startup”? I guess they run in the background so they can always have up-to-date info, but if you don’t use the app very much then this is wasteful.

      Do the app settings allow you to tell it to not run in the background?

    • GlassBackBadIdea

      This Application sucks. It tracks what you are doing and it is ugly to begin with. Fail. don’t use it.

  • someguy

    2×2 widget doesn’t show wind anymore.
    Only temperature and feels like temperature.

    Before was showing wind too.

  • andy c

    Eye in the sky is still better

  • haxor99

    The most accurate weather app for Canadians seems to be the weather network. I only wish they would update their ugly widget.

  • Dave

    best thing about this app; In metric mode, The written description is still in fahrenheit.

  • Stuntman

    I normally use The Weather Network for weather. I decided to try The Weather Channel app. Just installed it. I like the widget more so than TWN. Gonna see if the radar imagery is any good. That was the reason I did not go with TWC before. Have to wait for it to rain before I make my assessment. For everything else, both apps are similar.

  • kos

    Try Go Weather….interface is nice, widgets are nice. But weather might be off a bit since its US based. I like it over the others, it has better interface.

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    @Brad F (With pic and dickless)