Weather network apps mobile

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The Weather Network, Canada’s go-to TV channel before a flight or road trip, has just deployed its WeatherEye Mobile app onto the Android and Windows Mobile platforms, making it the only free weather app available across the four most popular mobile OSes in North America (the other two being small time players like RIM and Apple.The Weather Network also provides on-the-go web users with mobile.theweathernetwork.com. According to their numbers, it’s the thrid most popular mobile site after Windows Live Mail and Facebook, with over 887,700 Canadians accessing the site.
“We put a lot of time and effort into designing WeatherEye Mobile, from content and design, to functionality on the different handsets and operating systems. As a result, WeatherEye is the most popular free weather app in Canada on both BlackBerry and iPhone, and we expect the same results with Windows Mobile and Google Android,” Weather Network Mobile Division head Mark Thompson said. I’m all for new and interesting apps on multiple platforms, especially if they tell me if I’m likely to get soaked if I step outside. However, I am quite shocked that so many people are even using Windows Live Mail, let alone able to check it out on their mobile devices. :)

Canadian’s passion for weather apps continues to grow and The Weather Network continues to listen.
“Our users asked for it and we have delivered,” says Tia Patrick, Mobile Applications Manager at The Weather Network.
Today The Weather Network launches the Android Tablet App. It encompasses a brand new design and supports both landscape and portrait view.Users can add up to ten locations including cities/towns, airports, schools and parks. We’ve updated the current condition to include air quality, UV, and Pollen data. We’ve extended hourly forecast to include the next 36 hours. The 14 Day Trend now includes day/night forecast and a detailed graph. All of these features allow users to better prepare and plan their day.The mobile team works closely with meteorologists at The Weather Network to ensure that all of the sophisticated forecast data is available. Depending on the scope of the project and the features it includes, it can take the team anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months to build an app.According to a recent summary from IAB Mobile in Canada, Android devices make up 28% of the market share in Canada.
“We are innovative weather experts who proactively deliver weather information through technology. It is important for us to provide our users with the most accurate, up-to-date and relevant weather information across all platforms,” Patrick adds. “Tuesday’s launch of the Android Tablet app further positions us as a market leader now supporting all major operating systems (RIM, Google & Apple) for both mobile and tablet apps.”

Canadians love the weather and their number-one source for mobile forecasts is The Weather Network.Last week Apple announced the Top 25 All-Time most downloaded paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad as part of its “Countdown to 25 Billion Apps” promotion. According to the free-app list, The Weather Network mobile app landed the top spot for the iPad and in the Top 3 for iPhone.Being one of the first companies to break into the world of mobile applications four years ago, The Weather Network has seen incredible growth in its industry-leading app business with download numbers surpassing the 20 million mark and impressive ratings across all platforms.The newly launched Weather Network-branded app for iPhone boasts two million unique users and over 100 million page views, monthly. It was also recently upgraded to include enhanced ski reports, a fixed Trip Forecast date button, as well as improvements to the charts and maps performance.Averaging over 300 thousand unique visitors and nine million page views month-to-month, WeatherEye HD for iPad is now compatible and optimized for iOS 5. It also has improved satellite/radar maps usability and location search.

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