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    The Weather Channel

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    • Vendor: The Weather Channel
    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    The Weather Channel app hails from the people behind the cable TV station. It offers, well, weather information.

    One of the first things you may notice when you install the app is an icon with the current temperature in the status bar up at the top of the top of the screen. You may also notice a new widget with the same information pop up in your notification bar when you swipe down from the top of your screen.

    When you open the app, you'll see a "feels like" temperature in addition to seeing the current temperature. You'll also see a brief summary of the forecast and, if there are any, severe weather alerts. If you expand the current conditions, you'll see the high and low temperatures of the day, wind speeds and direction, visibility, humidity, dewpoint, and sunrise and sunset times.

    If you swipe to the right or left from the home screen, you'll be able to see a radar map of the area, videos and a 10-day forecast.

    You can monitor locations other than the one you're currently in. When you open the app and pull down on your current location, you'll see the current temperature and general weather conditions of the other locations you're monitoring.

    There are ads in this app. You will also notice a program called mPOINTS. Basically, the app wants you to engage in certain activities to earn these points. You'll supposedly be able to claim these points in exchange for things like gift cards. It looks like they do offer gift cards to some major retailers, like Amazon and Best Buy. We're not saying it's right or it's wrong for this points system to be included in The Weather Channel app. However, we do imagine some people will see it as an annoyance, while we imagine others will see it as an opportunity to interact with the app and earn some stuff in the process. You can turn mPOINTS off under settings.

    You may monitor temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius under the settings menu.

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    The Weather Channel app gets a sizeable update with a new look

    The Weather Channel's official Android app has been given a complete makeover in today's big update. In addition to an all new user interface and tablet optimization, they have beefed up the content quite a bit with more detailed forecasts, better and faster maps, and a better selection of videos...
    The Weather Channel app updated with localization for 40 languages

    The Weather Channel app updated with localization for 40 languages

    Planning a summer event but worried about the weather? You'll be happy to hear that The Weather Channel app for Android has had a fairly beefy update geared particularly to international users. Bug fixes for wide widgets and widget crashes Support for 40 languages Support for metric in...

    Official Weather Channel app gets big update

     The official Weather Channel app for Android has been updated to version 3.0, adding a host of new features to help you stay one step ahead of your local atmospheric phenomena.Additions include voice search and type-ahead for location entry, a new swipeable navigation bar, extra video content and...

    The Weather Channel pimping Android app during broadcasts

    Looks like this Android thing is catching on. The Weather Channel has long had an app in the Android Market, but now they're pimping it on-air. The QR code (more on those here) you see above (which works even in this low-res screenshot, by the way) points to TWC's app in the Market, and they're...

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    The Weather Channel app gets a sizeable update with a new look

    The Weather Channel's official Android app has been given a complete makeover in today's big update. In addition to an all new user interface and tablet optimization, they have beefed up the content quite a bit with more detailed forecasts, better and faster maps, and a better selection of videos...
    The Weather Channel app updated with localization for 40 languages

    The Weather Channel app updated with localization for 40 languages

    Planning a summer event but worried about the weather? You'll be happy to hear that The Weather Channel app for Android has had a fairly beefy update geared particularly to international users. Bug fixes for wide widgets and widget crashes Support for 40 languages Support for metric in...

    Official Weather Channel app gets big update

     The official Weather Channel app for Android has been updated to version 3.0, adding a host of new features to help you stay one step ahead of your local atmospheric phenomena.Additions include voice search and type-ahead for location entry, a new swipeable navigation bar, extra video content and...

    The Weather Channel pimping Android app during broadcasts

    Looks like this Android thing is catching on. The Weather Channel has long had an app in the Android Market, but now they're pimping it on-air. The QR code (more on those here) you see above (which works even in this low-res screenshot, by the way) points to TWC's app in the Market, and they're...
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