Today, AccuWeather joined the increasing cadre of companies embracing Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) with the release of their completely rewritten weather app.
The app, which is hitting the Store today is available for PC, tablet and phone along with an all new design following the Windows 10 UI guidelines.
From the press release just sent out:
" AccuWeather's new and improved app for Windows 10 provides a fresh new interface and design with clean lines, colors, and modern icons, making the digital experience more appealing, intuitive, and easier for users than ever before, using Microsoft's grid design principles. The new universal app experience across Windows 10 devices - including desktop, tablets, and mobile devices - provides a consistent design experience across multiple screen sizes."
Some of the features of AccuWeather's new app include their proprietary weather forecasting and data presentation, such as:
AccuWeather for Windows 10 and Mobile
- AccuWeather MinuteCast, the only global, minute-by-minute forecast that provides 120 minutes of precipitation information for users' exact street addresses or GPS locations
- RealFeel Temperature, a precise representation of how temperatures actually feel to people outdoors.
- Improved location management functionality
- Streamlined settings menu for easy customization and personalization
- Cortana integration e.g. "Cortana, What is my AccuWeather forecast?"
- Weather news and information
- Severe weather alerts and notifications
- Interactive weather animations illustrating current weather forecasts
- Hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours
- Animated weather radar and maps -Detailed day/night forecasts
- Local forecast summaries
- Forecast previews for the next 3-5 days
- The ability to set live tiles to multiple locations, so forecasts automatically update on the Start screen
AccuWeather has always been one of the more popular weather apps and services available. Having one app across all your Windows 10 devices including a new redesign gives a solid boost to Microsoft, and it should please users who want a more robust weather app than the default one from Microsoft.
The AccuWeather app is just now being pushed to Microsoft servers, so if it is not live for you yet keep checking as it should arrive in the next few hours. The app is live for us for PC, but not yet mobile.
AccuWeather Launches Windows 10 App, Providing All-New Weather Experience for Windows Users
Enhanced AccuWeather app provides appealing new look and universal experience across all screen sizes.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center - December 15, 2015 - AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the new AccuWeather Weather for Life app for Windows 10. With the new AccuWeather app release, users can stay connected to the most relevant, localized forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ to make informed decisions throughout their day, on any Windows devices they use.
AccuWeather's new and improved app for Windows 10 provides a fresh new interface and design with clean lines, colors, and modern icons, making the digital experience more appealing, intuitive, and easier for users than ever before, using Microsoft's grid design principles. The new universal app experience across Windows 10 devices - including desktop, tablets, and mobile devices - provides a consistent design experience across multiple screen sizes.
"We are committed to making people's lives better by offering timely and informative weather forecasts that are localized and easily accessible from their mobile and connected devices," said Steven Smith, AccuWeather President of Digital Media. "The new Windows 10 app allows us to deliver weather information with Superior Accuracy in an appealing, consistent, and easy-to-use format."
Additional AccuWeather Windows 10 app innovations includes improved location management functionality and a streamlined settings menu for easy customization and personalization. AccuWeather's weather information has been integrated with Cortana to include voice activated phrases within the app, allowing users to say "Cortana, What is my AccuWeather forecast?" and receive the local forecast.
The updated app offers users the latest in weather forecasting, complete with weather news and information, as well as severe weather alerts and notifications, interactive weather animations illustrating current weather forecasts, hourly forecasts for the next 24 hours, and animated weather radar and maps. Other popular features include detailed day/night forecasts, local forecast summaries, forecast previews for the next 3-5 days, and the ability to set live tiles to multiple locations so forecasts automatically update on the Start screen.
The app provides unique features such as the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast®, the only global, minute-by-minute forecast which provides 120 minutes of precipitation information for users' exact street addresses or GPS locations, and AccuWeather's proprietary RealFeel Temperature®, a precise representation of how temperatures actually feel to people outdoors.
The AccuWeather app for Windows 10 is available for free within the Windows Store.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Over 1.5 billion people every day rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.