iOS 5 Brings Improvements To Weather App

Weather App

Apple has finally made some improvements to the Weather app – one of the pre-installed apps on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Here is the list of the improvements:

  • You can now access weather information from any application with a single swipe as the weather widget is integrated into the iOS 5 Notification Center.

  • In iOS 5, the Weather app uses geolocation to automatically display the weather and forecasts of your current location, so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of manually adding the location.
  • The Weather app in iOS 5 also provides hour-by-hour forecast of temperature and conditions. You can access it by tapping on the daily forecast.

The Weather app in iOS 5 continues to be powered by Yahoo. You can checkout the screenshots of the new features in iOS 5 below:

We were hoping that Apple would introduce dynamic home screen icons in iOS 5, which would display real-time information such as the current weather conditions rather than a fixed icon for the weather app, but the integration of weather widget into the Notification screen that can be accessed from any app by swiping down on the status bar is also quite neat. By taking this approach, Apple has avoided unnecessary consumption of battery life and also allows users to access the weather information from any application with a single swipe.

Do you like the improvements to the Weather app in iOS 5? Let us know in the comments.

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  • fas

    Still on Yahoo but much better.

  • Kevin Clark

    Why is the screenshot of the Notification Center without linen? It looks great!

  • Zolk

    Is that a new charge icon? This(weather) is better, but not that great and long overdue.

    Coincidentally, I fired up my iphone 3gs weather app the other day – for the first time in about 15 months, I think!

    The way it is, it’s just not useful if your homescreen is full of other apps you use more commonly. (I’d rather just open Safari to my favourite weather page.) It’s just a pretty curiosity from the beginnings of the iphone days.

  • djman10

    I for one would not miss the weather app if it went missing. But nice little improvement for those would use it.