By Marco Wirasinghe, Director of Mobile and Emerging Products
Checking the weather is part of our daily routine, but who says it has to be routine? For most of us, getting the weather is a moment of anticipation, it’s the memory of a great place we’ve traveled to, or it’s even a topic of conversation with a total stranger. Weather is so much more than a forecast of reading numbers and charts.
Today, we’re sharing the Yahoo! Weather App for iPhone, iPod and iPod touch – a window into the places you care about. We’ve brought together beautiful images from our Flickr community to show you current local conditions, with all the details you want to know about the forecast. Instead of reading the weather, you can SEE the weather.
Inside you’ll find stunning snapshots of weather around the world. With a tilt of your phone, get lost scrolling through photos reflecting the current weather in places that matter to you. We like to think of it as flipping through a stack of postcards from your travels. It’s easy to get the details. Tap the temperature for a quick view of the forecast or scroll down for precipitation, wind and pressure, a radar map, and more.
Our goal is to have amazing photos for every weather condition that cover the globe — morning, afternoon, and night — across every city in the world, and we want your help. Whether you’re simply a daydreamer or an avid photographer, submit photos of your favorite places to our Flickr Group and your image can be seen by tens of millions in Yahoo! Weather for iPhone. For more details, please go to Project Weather’s page on Flickr.
Yahoo! Weather for iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch is launching internationally in 30 languages, available for free on the App Store.
Sometimes, something as simple as seeing the weather can be inspiring.