Blue skies for The Weather Channel’s overhauled iOS app

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Blue skies for The Weather Channels overhauled iOS app

The Weather Channel 5.0 for iPhone .

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Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

On the short list of must-haves for every iPhone owner: a good weather app. And the one that’s bundled into iOS? Not so good.

If you ever checked out The Weather Channel for iOS and promptly turned your nose up at its cluttered, clunky interface, it’s time for another look. The Weather Channel 5.0 for iPhone features a gorgeous new UI and some fun new sharing options.

Sharing? TWC has added a photo button to its Home screen; you can take a snapshot of the skies (or anything else) and share it via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or TWC’s iWitness photo-sharing network. (Privacy buffs, take note: the app “may even share your weather photos on The Weather Channel or weather.com.”)

Of course, the new interface is the real star here. The lovely, elegant Home screen, adorned with wallpaper that matches the current conditions (blue skies, rain, snow, etc.), lets you swipe between locations, search for other cities, and toggle a drop-down box filled with details like wind, humidity, visibility, and the UV index.

One tap away: hourly, 36-hour, and 10-day forecasts. And using the newly simplified five-button toolbar, … [Read more]

Blue skies for The Weather Channels overhauled iOS app

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