AccuWeather App Gets Severe Weather Push Notifications

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:

  1. This is a major release, so make sure you update your app !
  2. Severe weather alerts are now sent to your device. You can opt-in during the first launch or in settings.
  3. New lifestyle section to help you make better decisions.
  4. Option to upgrade to AccuWeather Platinum
  5. User navigation changes to be more aligned with other Android applications
  6. Option to “Exit” the application (found in device menu button). Note that this does not turn off notifications.
  7. 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.


Android Market

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.