Yahoo Launches Standalone iPhone Weather App, Brings Dedicated Mail App to iPad

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yahoo has launched a new standalone iPhone weather app called Yahoo! Weather, along with an upgraded version of its Yahoo! Mail app that brings the native mail app experience to the iPad.

    The weather app is by far the more interesting development, receiving praise from many reviewers and users. The Verge reports that Yahoo is attempting to get a halo effect from apps like Yahoo! Weather, hoping users will try one product and love that one so much that they'll begin using other Yahoo services.
    Last week it was reported that Apple and Yahoo were in talks to deepen their iPhone partnership, but that the two companies are some ways off from a deal. Yahoo currently powers the default iOS stocks and weather apps, as well as providing data like sports stats to Siri.

    The new Yahoo! Mail for iPad is available free on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Yahoo! Weather is a free download for the iPhone. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Yahoo Launches Standalone iPhone Weather App, Brings Dedicated Mail App to iPad
  2. macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
  4. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Is this an update to the stock weather app, or a stand alone app from Yahoo? Looks nice, but I still don't understand the point of weather apps. The stock one does just fine. So does looking outside at the sky.
  5. macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Apple designed the stock weather app, it just uses Yahoo for the weather data.
  6. macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2012
    I prefer to look at the wind-chill temps which the stock app doesn't do. not sure where you are, but wind-chill changes the game sometimes in the north east.
  7. pk7
    macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011
    The Yahoo Weather app is very well made. A keeper, in my opinion.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Amazing app...I love how it pulls down local pictures that accurately depict the weather conditions (I'm stuck in an office building all day :( ).

    The UI is great; minimalistic but provides detailed info with a flick. This is the first time I've ever stopped using Apple's default weather app.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Why has it become status quo that weather apps have to use pictures of scenery in the background?

    I think this trend started with HTC's weather app using rain drops and wiper blades and stuff on their Android skin. I liked it there, but it has become a bit irrelevant since then. I don't need scenery of rainy plains. I need numbers and trends, at a glance.
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2012
    why do people keep on making weather apps?
    are so many people fools enough to use more than one? what now people have a folder named weather apps?
    apples weather app works just fine, tells me the current weather and has forecasts what more do i need, seriously?
  11. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2003
    wow, nice app. I'll be using this from now on.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    clean. looks like something off windows phones
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2012
  14. macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2012
  15. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    I was just about to create a thread on this weather app after seeing it on Gizmodo. This app has replaced my previous weather app. Very beautifully designed. Simple layout with tons of information. Love it. :)

    I wouldn't mind seeing this version as the stock app on iOS 7.
  16. macrumors 601


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I like to see wind direction and speed.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    The weather app is great. Until now I hadn't bothered downloading any other weather apps, but this one changed my mind. Really well made, makes Apple's own app look primitive in comparison.
  18. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Looks like they forgot to update the icon. Yuck.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    Lol, this, I think I'm at four. There's no shortage of weather apps. Weather Dial is still the best looking one U have but Take Weather is fun because you and people in your area post photos of the local weather.

    Not sure that anyone would want a standalone Yahoo email app.
  20. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    More than 12 hours for an hourly forecast.

    Snow accumulation. Seeing that it'll snow could mean 1" or 24" - one of those I can drive over, the other I'll have to be snow blowing the driveway 3 times during the storm to keep myself from being snowed in.

    I'm okay with The Weather Channel app right now, but I'd really like to see an app that can show all the data in a more compact fashion. I have a sketch of the ideal weather app I would like, but I haven't found an API that offers everything I want and is cheap enough, yet.
  21. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I downloaded Solar (I think was the name) and it was pretty but didn't have the information I wanted. This is a slick ass app and it's replacing weatherbug for me right now.

    Good work to Yahoo! devs.
  22. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
  23. macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Does anyone know the source for Yahoo weather? Yahoo currently shows 64 for Washington, DC. The official station, DCA (the station of record) is reporting 66 - and has been for some time. Sadly, many cities are like this.
  24. macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2010
    remote north
    Probably just me, but I think the Sun & Moon part is kinda cool.

    I'm hoping for an iPad version, just because I don't have an iPhone anymore.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2009
    I think they get it from aka The Weather Channel.

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