Google Adds Interactive Weather Results In Search

The Google Mobile team continues to contribute some outstanding and innovative functionality to our search results, always sure, as usual, to do it in the name of fun.  The latest and greatest integration is interactive weather results on your Android device.  While Google has always displayed weather results flawlessly on demand when it comes to mobile, this time they have added a little twist to their most recent iteration.  Now, if you go to a standard Google search page on your Android device and search for “weather”, you’ll get a nice widget-like display of the current weather conditions in your present location.  All of your standard features will be present like temperature and the forecast for the next few days.  However, now they’ve added a slider to the mix.  

The slider allows you to status the weather over a 12 hour period, detailing the hour-by-hour breakdown of weather conditions.  By adding this, Google has allowed you to keep a trending tab on the temperature, wind speed and humidity throughout the day.  In addition, as the day moves along, the background color changes with it, displaying a real time feel for dusk and dawn.  Google says at this time they are only supporting the English language, but not to worry, as updates are coming for other languages too.  So, give it a try.  Head on over to www.google.com on your mobile device and enter or say “weather”.  Don’t forget to leave us a comment below letting us know what you think.

[via googlemobileblog]


About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.