As some of you may know, we've been planning and developing mobile apps and more mobile friendly pages on the Netweather site for some time now, and are getting toward a point where we'd like to finalise an initial feature list.
Our initial apps (Iphone & Android) are planned to contain a number of features which include:
Local Weather Forecasts
Latest Local Weather Conditions
Radar (with free and Extra radar's available)
Lightning Detection (again with free and Extra available)
Latest Weather Headlines
Key Weather Charts
UK National Weather Map
Social Weather Reporting
Before we finalise this list (bearing in mind this is just for the early releases, further items will be added as we move on), we'd like your input. Are there any items you would like to see, any items you don't think are needed, or any design elements you think are important we have?
Any ideas or feedback you can give will be much appreciated and will certainly be taken into account as we develop the apps..
I look forward to hearing what you think!
It's been a while since we had any major news about the radar, so I thought today would be a good time to share some with you..
In short, although the V5 version of the radar is still fairly new and in it's final beta phase, we've decided to jump straight on to V6 and are currently working hard to put that in place. The new system will use the same mapping and zooms as V5 but will use newer technology to allow us to bring a number of new features - including many of the most requested ones from the feedback we've had on the V5 radar.
I'll go into more detail on these new features and some of the other changes in the next few weeks (including a major announcement or two) but the one change I wanted to let you know about today is a change in our lightning detection on not just the radar but across the site.
Very soon instead of our StrikeStar network we'll be changing across to use the ATD lightning detection system. Although StrikeStar has been great and provides a pretty accurate picture of lightning across the UK, we're always keen to improve what we can offer to our users and the natural progression is the ATD system which and gives even more accurate and sensitive strike detection.
Stay tuned for further announcements and updates over the coming days and weeks, we're working really hard behind the scenes at the moment and are all really looking forward to bringing these new features and improvements online very soon!
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