AccuWeather has updated their Android app with severe weather push alerts. After the weather issues we’ve been having lately, this one feature alone could make a huge difference between life and death. Timely alerts can give you the extra time you need to take cover in severe weather conditions. AccuWeather push notifications vibrate your phone and display in your notifications even if the app is not running.
The Android Market page displays the following changelog:
What’s in this version:
- This is a major release, so make sure you update your app !
- Severe weather alerts are now sent to your device. You can opt-in during the first launch or in settings.
- New lifestyle section to help you make better decisions.
- Option to upgrade to AccuWeather Platinum
- User navigation changes to be more aligned with other Android applications
- Option to “Exit” the application (found in device menu button). Note that this does not turn off notifications.
- Fixed widget issue
Screenshots, download links, and more after the break.
In a press release, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media Pascal Racheneur stated the following:
“Proactively alerting our users that severe weather is in their forecast is very important to us. Pushed severe weather alerts are another way that we can give you immediate access to your local and up-to-date weather conditions. In addition to pushed severe weather alerts, we added lifestyle forecasts – special weather forecasts for specific hobbies or activities such as, travel and sports, and forecasts that impact specific health conditions, such as asthma and migraines.”
Check out some screenshots:
AccuWeather is available in the Android Market for free, and can be upgraded to AccuWeather Platinum from within the app. Download it from the link or QR code below.