Yahoo Weather’s Latest Update Makes It Look Even More Beautiful On iPad

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Weather apps have a depressing tendency to be iPhone-only, as if iPad owners have never idly wondered whether it was raining outside or not. Yahoo’s gorgeous, Flickr-integrated Weather app was one of these, but no longer: version 1.5 of the Yahoo Weather app has snuck past the gates of the App Store, bringing iPad support to the mix as well as some welcome new social features.

Here’s what is new, according to the Yahoo Weather 1.5 change log:

Yahoo Weather – now for iPad!
– The design, layout, and interactions you love optimized for the larger screen
– Experience stunning, interactive animations as you scroll through the forecast

Share the weather
– On iPhone, share a screenshot via Mail, Messages, Facebook, or Twitter by selecting “Share” in the sidebar
– On iPad, share by selecting the share icon on the home screen or “Share” in the sidebar

Okay, it’s not a revolutionary update by any measure, but a welcome one. Yahoo Weather is probably the best (free) weather app on the App Store, and now it’s just as good on iPad as it is on the iPhone. Thanks, Yahoo!

  • Romeyn Prescott

    I’ve never understood the hype about Yahoo! Weather. I installed it when the “new” version was released and all it ever displays is the sun. I thought it was supposed to show Flickr pics taken by Yahoo! users near wherever I am…but all I see is the sun. Kind of lame, actually.

  • DJBabyBuster

    I’ve never understood the hype about Yahoo! Weather. I installed it when the “new” version was released and all it ever displays is the sun. I thought it was supposed to show Flickr pics taken by Yahoo! users near wherever I am…but all I see is the sun. Kind of lame, actually.

    It displays pictures based on flickr photos uploaded with your tagged location. So if you live in a major city and there is a big pool of flickr photos to pull from, you get a variety of hi quality photos matched to the specific current weather. If you live in the middle of no where, with likely few to none location tagged flickr photos, you get the same stock 4 pictures. It’d be nice if yahoo updated to include a dozen or two photos for those us living in a location not utilizing the flickr feature.

  • TheMacGuy

    Yay so happy! I never understood why Apple didn’t put Weather (and Calculator for that matter) on the iPad. On my iPhone, the built in weather app is still king. Nice work Yahoo!

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