The updated version 2.0 of weather forecasting app for Windows Phone named WeatherBug has been released as a separate app on the Windows Marketplace. Developed by Earth Networks, WeatherBug provides real-time customizable weather information and is able to give weather alerts and forecasts via the largest global network.
The WeatherBug 2.0 is an ideal app for on-the-go users who want to keep themselves abreast with the latest neighborhood-level forecasts, severe weather alerts and current weather conditions. The app indeed helps them to plan their day ahead, know what to expect, and be prepared for the changing and even threatening conditions – all in a clear and easy-to-read display.
“Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like WeatherBug, that take advantage of the platform’s newest features and unique design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corporation. “WeatherBug is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone,” he continued.
The added features of WeatherBug 2.0 are:
• Convenient Live Tiles Interface for Weather: WeatherBug 2.0 fully utilizes Windows’ fast and fluid Metro design and innovative Live Tiles. Important information, including current local weather conditions, are displayed on Live Tile when pinned to the Start screen.
• Visual Forecasts and Weather Headlines: The updated version of WeatherBug features weather icons and at-a-glance current conditions from over 30,000 locations worldwide. Also, two-day and extended weather forecasts are displayed.
• Proactive Weather Warnings and Alerts: Keep out of harm’s way by receiving alerts for extreme weather conditions from both the National Weather Service as well as Earth Networks’ proprietary DTAs (Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts).
• Pollen Today Forecasts: Alerts allergy sufferers by giving new Pollen Today forecasts for saved locations.
• Live Cameras: Offers a bird’s eye view of conditions outside, in your hometown or around the world. To enable this, the user simply has to add the camera as tile on his Windows Phone Start screen.
Having a download size of 2 MB, the WeatherBug version 2.0 is available free for download from Windows Marketplace.