|Provided By:||The Weather Channel|
Thank you to everyone who has provided us with detailed feedback and useful suggestions regarding our new user interface. We strive to build easy-to-use applications while at the same time building navigation that allows for a fuller feature set that is easy to access.
Developing a rich weather experience is our top priority. We are currently working on addressing specific complaints regarding the new user interface, which will be released soon, after our next release that will fix a few bugs and add a new feature.
•Next release: Improve UI based on user feedback
The TWC Mobile team greatly appreciates our customers' feedback and patience as we work on our next build.
If you are in the Atlanta area & want to be apart of user testing: TWCResearch@weather.com
The Weather Channel for Android adds new features – voice search, type-ahead and an all-new navigation bar among others – while still encompassing the enhanced features of its original version, including fully customizable weather maps, animated radar maps, detailed weather conditions and forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a notification bar with the current temperature and severe weather alert indicator.
•Voice search now allows consumers to obtain weather forecasts by speaking a location, whether by address, city, ZIP code or well-known landmark.
•The app now supports type-ahead for quicker location search when typing the destination.
•The all-new navigation bar along the bottom of the screen offers swipeable, one-click access to saved locations, current conditions, hourly forecasts, 36-hour forecasts, 10-day forecasts, severe alerts, maps, video and settings.
•In addition to the popular location-based local video forecasts, the video section now includes the “must see 6” videos each day from a national collection.
•In addition to metric (°C and kph) and English (°F and mph) options for units of measure, a "hybrid" version now offers Celsius and mph for users in the U.K. and Canada.
•Severe alerts provide the most up-to-date information for severe tropical weather, winter weather and more. Alerts will now be parsed to process language for easier readability, and consumers will also be able to turn severe weather alert notifications on or off.
•In addition, the app incorporates updates to The Weather Channel widget for Android, so customers can opt to view current weather data and severe weather alert indicators on the device home screen.
The Weather Channel for Android 3.0 still includes the content and features consumers have come to expect. It still offers the "find me" function that allows consumers to get weather forecasts for their pinpointed location or search by city, ZIP code, street address or landmark. The app also includes interactive maps that are fully customizable and feature the functionality of Google Maps. Customers can decide to display layers such as radar, clouds, UV index, rainfall and more.
We are currently working on addressing specific complaints regarding the new user interface, which will be released soon.\n\nThe primary changes for this release are the addition of on OnTV section which will highlight exciting upcoming programming on The Weather Channel and of course some bug fixes.\n\nThe TWC Mobile team greatly appreciates our customers\' feedback and patience as we work on our next build.\nIf you are in the Atlanta area & want to be apart of user testing: TWCResearch@weather.com
Content rating: Low Maturity
1 - June 23, 2011 - snert
Still not updating because the new version is horrible!!! How can you STILL have 4 stars when almost everyone is giving it just 1 Honestly!
1 - June 23, 2011 - Shannon
Cleared sd card lost all music and pics.
3 - June 23, 2011 - Matt
would give 4 stars but alerts for the widget stopped working when I upgraded to GB. please fix. droid x
2 - June 23, 2011 - keith
New update is very slow on Samsung Transform!
3 - June 23, 2011 - Sandra
Maps force close on HTC Inspire. Very frustrating! Otherwise okay app.
2 - June 23, 2011 - Stephen
Has become incredibly slow.
4 - June 23, 2011 - russell
Can not get 36hour report to load
1 - June 23, 2011 - Andrew
Slow and gives info from over an hour ago.
1 - June 23, 2011 - Nancy
If I had the option I would five this app a negative rating. Forces close right after hit agree to terms box. Useless app!
1 - June 23, 2011 - Ian
Force closes on radar map all day every day. Super fail.
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