Weather Underground

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Description of App: 

COMMUNITY POWERED WEATHERThe Weather Underground iPhone app provides the world&;s most accurate hyper-local weather forecasts in addition to interactive radar, satellite maps andsevere weather alerts. Powered by our unique community of weather enthusiasts reporting live data from weather stations in their own backyards, this crowd-sourceddata generates forecasts targeted to your precise location.With free push notifications for weather alerts, Weather Underground is your essential app during severe weather events. Our interactive map (WunderMap)displays animated radar and satellite data to track storms, as well as providing specific map presets for tracking hurricanes and wildfires.WHAT MAKES THIS WEATHER APP DIFFERENT TO OTHERS?WE FILL IN THE GAPS- Our 33,000+ personal weather stations report the most localized weather conditions. The data that we collect from our user-owned weather stations fillsin the gaps between the airport weather stations that other weather services rely upon to generate forecasts - meaning our data is generated from actualdata points in your neighborhood.INTERACTIVE WEATHER & RADAR MAPThe most interactive weather map (WunderMap) on mobile allows you to select from different weather overlays including current conditions from our personalweather station network, animated radar, satellite, webcams and severe weather. Customize the map by selecting specific data layers or choose from thevarious map presets such as severe alerts, fire risk, active fires, hurricane and webcams.CROWD REPORTING- Sky reports let you tell us if the sky conditions we’re reporting are what you&;re actually observing. If you see something different you can report theconditions you&;re experiencing for the benefit of other app users.- Hazard reports allow you to report any hazardous road conditions you experience to help other people in your area.FREE Severe Weather Alerts Push NotificationEasy SHARING capabilities allow you to share forecasts, maps and alerts with your friends and family.About Weather UndergroundFounded in 1995 as the first online weather service, Weather Underground supplies weather data solutions to the many of the leading media companies andmillions of users across the globe through their mobile apps and website wunderground.com. With over 30,000 personal weather stations worldwide, WeatherUnderground is able to provide meaningful and reliable weather data to people in real-time. Weather Underground is part of the Weather Company and basedin San Francisco, California.FEATURES- Current conditions from your local weather station include temperature, feels like temperatures, wind speed and direction, humidity, dew point, visibility,pressure, gusts and moon phase- 10-day Forecasts including text summary- Hourly Forecasts including sunrise and sunset- Historical data- Interactive Map showing all weather stations in your neighborhood with animated radar, satellite, webcams and much more data- List view of saved Favorite Locations and Recent Searches- Crowd reporting feature empowers users to verify our data- Twitter Integration – share weather data straight onto your Twitter handle and follow the latest weather trends on the Wunderground Twitter Feed- Snow and Winter Sport reports- Weather commentary from Dr Masters- National Weather Service Radio- Video Player"The bar, as far as weather related apps are concerned, has been raised." –TapCentral.com, December 2011 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.0.2

Accessibility Comments: 

Appears to be mostly accessible. The map does get in the way of being able to navigate easily. You will find using the touch will find other segments of the weather. The traditional flick to the left and right doesn't work very well. Some labels are poorly label. Other than that its alright not my top choice.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@wunderground