The Weather Channel app for iPhone has been updated with a brand new iOS 7-inspired design and features. The new design gives each bit of information a more prominent location on the screen, though it does so at the expense of an all-in-one overview. Where previously all relevant weather information was contained on the main screen, the updated app places various types of information on separate pages that can be swiped through.

The addition of a new airport mode that provides users with information about weather-related flight delays and cancellations could serve as a useful tool for travelers. A new severe weather mode causes the entire app’s interface to change if severe weather is reported in your area, putting critical information front-and-center. Finally, a social component has been added that allows users to submit weather reports and photos of their own.

You can grab the redesigned Weather Channel app on the iPhone App Store free of charge.

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6 Responses to “Weather Channel launches redesigned iPhone app with ‘social weather’ and flight info”

  1. It’s funny how apps from small guys like Pocket get iOS 7 updates and others released almost immediately, get it takes a company like the Weather Channel almost until the first iOS 8 betas to update their app.

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  2. Alba Silva says:

    This app is amazing because it shows metrics as the pollen forecast (very useful in spring for the allergics) or severe alerts. It is not yet as good as accuweather I must say http://versus.com/en/accuweather-vs-the-weather-channel, but I will totally place it on the number two

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  3. rogifan says:

    Finally. Hated their other app.

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