AccuWeather has redesigned its weather app. The new version of the app is easier to navigate, with faster load times and a bolder user interface that puts AccuWeather’s "MinuteCast" feature front and center.
The company based its changes on user feedback.
“A year ago, we set out to re-envision how we take weather information and present it in the most beautiful, intuitive and personal way with accessible features our users care about most,” stated Kurt Fulepp, AccuWeather Global Chief Product Officer, who led the app’s design and development.
He added the challenge was to take a vast amount of information and translate that into an app that was easy-to-navigate and enjoyable to use.
In a new “Looking Ahead” section, AccuWeather MinuteCast provides precipitation intensity and types predicted, based on a user’s location for every minute up to two hours.
The app is broken up into four tabs: Today, Hourly, Daily and Radar.
The Hourly section shows forecast data for up to 72 hours, and the Daily section features an interactive, 15-day forecast and a 45-day forecast.
The app offers light, black and dark modes.
In a coming update, the AccuWeather app will provide air quality forecasts up to 96 hours ahead.
AccuWeather says it serves more than 1.5 billion people daily. It produces and distributes news, weather content and video for over 180,000 third-party websites.
The app is available for download for Android and iOS.