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WeatherBug announces iPhone app

updated 06:40 pm EDT, Thu October 18, 2007

Weatherbug iPhone App

WeatherBug has announced a new web app for iPhone and iPod Touch that streams localized weather information through Safari. Although just released, it has already become a Staff Pick, according to the Apple Web Apps page. The app offers international weather, a detailed 7 day forecast, radar, and camera images from WeatherBug tracking stations. The web app also allows users to set multiple locations, each with the aforementioned features.

The iPhone and iPod Touch, which are officially incapable of running native iPhone applications (without hacking), deliver a variety of data services based on Web 2.0 frameworks from within Safari. The downside is that users must be connected to a data source (i.e., internet) in order to run/execute the applications. While for iPhone users the EDGE network is always available network speed, application performance, and data roaming charges have been among the reasons the user community has been pushing for native applications.

Earlier this week, users--some of whom have already installed third-party applications through recent v1.1.1 hacks--welcomed Apple's recent announcement of official native application support (and a corresponding SDK for developers), which is expected in February of next year while Apple builds a secure platform.

by MacNN Staff




  1. russellb

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My only problem is that you can't change F to C and locations outside the US are very very limited.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i don't know...

    that icon looks rather pixelated and blurry_

  1. dimplemonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969


    WeatherBug is meh.

    I like Weather Channel's better.

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