The Weather Channel: Written Android App Review
Today’s forecast? Partly cloudy with a chance of one awesome app. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably recognize The Weather Channel. That’s the station with all the cool weather shows, and tons of local forecast info. Now you can take the local weather down low with you everywhere, thanks to The Weather Channel Android app, from, you guessed it, The Weather Channel!
Like most weather apps, The Weather Channel app tells you what the weather is in your neck of the woods. It offers customized forecasts, whether you’re looking for an hourly report or a high view of the next ten days. You can also save locations, or have the app automatically use GPS to bring up local info.
Possibly my favorite feature in this app is the customizable radar maps. The app plugs right in to Google Maps, so there’s a ton of functionality, including a moving real-time radar, interactive points, togglable layers and more.
Then there are all the app extras, and oh boy, there are plenty, from severe weather alerts to voice search, weather videos from users and even an mPoints system you can use to earn points towards gift cards. How cool is that?
The Weather Channel is definitely one of the top weather apps for Android out there.
Layout & Design:
A simple bottom tab design makes accessing all portions of The Weather Channel Android app a snap. The app is plainly laid out in the channel’s signature blue and white motif, and the results are not only easy they’re aesthetically pleasing.
Don’t forget to scroll to the side of the bottom tab menu to see extra options, views and settings features. I really dig the app’s weather related imagery, which changes based on the current conditions, making it even easier to see what you’ll be facing outside, whether it’s frightful or not.
For a free application, The Weather Channel sure delivers the goods. This app is super useful, full of extras and doesn’t cost a dime. What’s not to love about that?
Keep in mind that the free price tag means this app does have banner ads, however, they are kept entirely out of the way in my opinion. And, if you use the app’s mPoint feature, you can even earn gift cards, which is almost like getting paid to have an app.
In other words, if you want to know what’s up with the weather, you’ve simply got to give The Weather Channel Android app a try.
Android Apps Review Details: The Weather Channel Android app is free. This app requires Android 2.1 or higher. You may download The Weather Channel from Google Play.
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