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AccuWeather Update Brings New Look & Improved Performance

January 4, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

As with most functions on an Android smartphone, there are many ways to check the weather and stay up to date on the latest forecasts and weather condition changes around your local area. Many devices will have weather details readily handy just by accessing Google Now (the Google app) and setting up their configurations for location data requests for this purpose. Then there are also applications one can install from the Play Store like AccuWeather, which is not only a widely popular app but it’s also been around for a long time, earning it the ability to be seen by numerous amounts of eyes, and thus helping to lead to its massive download numbers.

Recently AccuWeather has started sending out the latest update to the app for Android which brings in quite a few changes, including performance improvements and some pretty big design overhauls which bring it more in line with Google design guidelines. Quite simply put, AccuWeather has now been refreshed with a Material Design style UI. The new look will be immediately noticeable if the update is live for you (and it should be), and these visual changes AccuWeather states were developed while working closely with the Android design team at Google, allowing them to provide users with a new, more intuitive interface.

AccuWeather also states that the app is optimized for tablets in addition to smartphones so it should look great on any size device. What’s more though is that the app also supports smartwatches so you can check the weather from your wrist at any point if you can’t get to your phone or tablet. Aside from the new material design style UI refresh and the performance improvements, as well as device type optimizations, AccuWeather now also includes a feature called MinuteCast Forecast, which allows users to access forecasts that are updated to the minute and hyperlocalized down to an exact street address or by GPS location. This could prove useful as it may not be raining in front of your house, school, or business, but it may be raining on the other part of town where you’re trying to go, or vice versa, helping you make sure to prepare for any weather condition. The app update should be live for everyone on the Play Store as of now.

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