The weather at your fingertips

The Weather Channel app lets you access all the latest global weather information right from your Android mobile device.

The Weather Channel app lets you access all the latest global weather information right from your Android mobile device. More than just a source for current weather readings, the app gives you hourly, 36-hour, and 10-day forecasts as well. And for those who travel frequently (or who like to keep tabs on the weather elsewhere) you can save multiple locations to a single page. Tap the Locations icon to get a quick glance of all of your saved locations, and tap any location to get more details. There's also a nifty Maps Screen, which overlays details like Temperature and Clouds on a map, just like you see on TV.

While The Weather Channel app is, in fact, a comprehensive and incredibly useful source of weather information, there are a few things we feel it missed. First, the interface could use some work. The combination of sliding pages and a sliding dock was sometimes disorienting. Also, the leaderboard ad at the top of the screen was distracting and, in our opinion, messy-looking. Finally, we found the app ran a bit slow, with swipes and screen refreshes lagging.

Despite its design flaws, The Weather Channel app for Android still did everything we needed it do and more. So if you're looking for a shortcut to all the latest weather info, we think it's a worthwhile download.

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