One of the top iPhone weather apps has just gotten a big makeover. The Weather Channel has just moved forward with a recent update to version 7.0.
A more personalized experience
All iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users should be glad to hear that the app now supports a number of 3D Touch Quick Actions. Pressing on the app icon on your homescreen will bring up four different options – open the radar, see saved locations, share weather, and view weather at your current location or search.
And the new features don’t end there. One of the best additions is a new dynamic homescreen that shows users the current weather conditions along with three other pieces of information based on their location, time of day, and severity of weather. For a long-term view of the weather, the app now also offers 15-day forecasts so you can plan ahead.
Here’s a quick video that shows off some of the features of the new app. Click here if you can’t see it.
Bringing a small bit of the TV channel to the to the app is a new morning show only available on mobile devices. The Lift will air from 6 to 11 a.m. weekdays in a user’s respective time zone and feature breaking weather news, nature stories, interesting science, and fun viral videos. It’s hosted by weather personality and meteorologist Al Roker.
Apple Watch users can also take advantage of the nice app for the wearable device. An interactive preview of that app is courtesy of our sister site WatchAware.
The Weather Channel for the iPhone can also be used with the iPod touch and is available to download now on the App Store for free. With an in-app purchase of $3.99, you can unlock the ad-free version for one year.
There is a separate app for the iPad/iPad mini which is also free to download. It was last updated back in June.
While there might be other, more data-intensive weather apps available – like my favorite Dark Sky – The Weather Channel for iPhone looks great and really does a nice job providing important weather information in a simple and easy-to-use package.