Weather Underground, the popular community-powered iPhone application, has received an update for Apple’s iOS 8.
Now, users of the free app can take advantage of a brand new widget for Notification Center’s “Today” pane. As a reminder, Apple added support for Notification Center widgets in iOS 8, allowing third-party developers to add their applications to the operating system’s pull-down “Today” interface.
So far, ESPN SportsCenter, Bing, and a growing selection of further iOS applications have received updates adding support for the feature.
Now, you can add Weather Underground to that list: pictured above, the app’s new widget displays fairly detailed weather information for users’ current location. Unfortunately, however, this most recent update doesn’t bring support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets’ bigger screens.
I’ve been using Weather Underground as my go-to weather application for the last month or so, and I prefer it to the likes of Apple’s Weather app and even the Forecast.io-powered Dark Sky for one main reason. In Weather Underground, data is sourced from local weather stations, making for more accurate results. Provided you have a reliable Weather Underground-connected weather station in your neighbourhood, the app should provide a more detailed and accurate breakdown of previous, current, and upcoming weather conditions.
Best of all, Weather Underground can be downloaded free of charge on the App Store. It’s optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch, but as we explained recently an iPad app, WunderStation for iPad, is also available.