BBC has launched a standalone weather mobile app for UK smartphone users. This time around, the latest weather app will be available for both iOS and Android, unlike previous launches, such as BBC Sport and BBC News.
The app offers pretty much everything you would want from a weather app. The app when opened in the browser automatically detects your location and gives a synopsis of what the weather conditions are going to be like wherever you may be. Users will also get information regarding UV, pollen count, wind speed and humidity.
The iOS and Android versions look pretty much similar, however the Android version offers a homescreen widget for easier navigation.
The app provides three stages of forecast detail for a particular location:
- A screen displaying an overview of weather conditions for today.
- A left swipe shows hourly detail for the next 48 hours (three-hourly international)
- A tap on each hourly block reveals detailed conditions for that particular hour including temperature highs and lows, UV reading and pollen count.
Given the fact that UK weather conditions are pretty unpredictable, with the English weather being downcast most of the time, is something citizens in the UK would want to avail when weather conditions become bright and sunny.