Now You Can Take the Weather With You

The Met Office, the UK’s National Weather Service,  has released Your Weather, an app developed for Windows Phone 7 that it says promises to deliver the most personal user experience ever given by a weather application.

In addition to favourite locations and events features, the app offers a calendar to forecast the weather where users are scheduled to be on any given day. It also gives users the ability to confirm and share their weather. Core Features include dynamically updated five-day forecasts and severe weather warnings, plus the ability to rate forecast accuracy, and to confirm and share weather.
The app features an intuitive user interface will be available to download from the Windows Phone MarketPlace at an initial price-point of £0.59. A premium version of the app may be introduced at a later date, adding new functionality to incorporate allergy notifications, or event-based alerts.

Microsoft Gold Certified partner and Windows Phone specialist, TBS Enterprise Mobility, provided the Met Office with a full app development service, including planning, design, programming and tracking for the Your Weather application. “We’ve worked closely with the Met Office to develop an application which capitalises on Met Office data to go beyond the usual weather app,” says TBS managing director, Steve Reynolds. “Our combined goal was to create a utility-centric application that becomes behaviourally integrated.”

The app adds to the Met Office’s roster of mobile applications, following the launch of its app for the iPhone and iPod touch earlier this year. It also complements the range of multimedia services offered by the Met Office, the UK’s National Weather Service ts mobile website and applications are supported by a traditional website providing news and warnings via RSS newsfeeds. Users can also view news videos on a YouTube channel, receive the latest forecasts through widgets on Vista, Firefox and iGoogle, follow @metoffice on Twitter, connect via Facebook, or subscribe to email alerts.