Google launches News & Weather app on iOS

By Silky Malhotra | Published on Oct 08 2014
Google launches News & Weather app on iOS

Google has announced a News and Weather app for iOS users that displays local news and weather.

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Google has rolled out a News & Weather app on the iOS platform. The app presents local news and weather as well as headlines from a variety of categories and sources in one app. Google News & Weather 1.0 can be downloaded from the App Store for free on both iPhone and iPad.

The News and Weather app pulls stories from 65,000 publications, and has a dashboard-style layout. Users can get local news and weather based on their location, and comes with 60 different country settings.

The app joins a huge list of existing Google apps including Gmail which has been optimised for the new iPhone 6 display recently. The app is already optimized for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and is meant for iOS devices running 7.0 or later. Google says that The News & Weather app for iOS is “your comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news and weather.”

Google had revamped the 'News and Weather' app for Android users in August along with a new Hangouts tab in Gmail. The updated app displays the weather information on the top of headlines and users can also access detailed weather data when tapped. The update was meant for devices running Android 4.0 or higher.

Google stated in a blog post that the new Hangouts tab in Gmail will allows users to pin a contact to the top of the list. Users will also be able to send messages to offline contacts, which will be delivered to them whenever they check their Hangouts account. Also Read: Google working on new mobile messaging app

Source: App Store 

Silky Malhotra

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