Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Met Office Windows Phone 7 application to deliver personalised forecasts

Your Weather includes calendar and allows users to confirm and share weather Your Weather, the new Met Office application developed for Windows Phone 7 by TBS Enterprise Mobility, promises to deliver the most personal user experience ever given by a weather application.

In addition to favourite locations and events features, Your Weather offers a calendar to forecast the weather where users are scheduled to be on any given day.  It also gives users the ability to confirm and share their weather.

Core Features
  • Five-day forecasts
  • Dynamically updated forecasts and severe weather warnings
  • Ability to rate forecast accuracy
  • Ability to confirm and share weather
  • Intuitive interface

    The application will be available to download from the Windows Phone Marketplace at an initial price-point of 59 pence.  A premium version of the application may be introduced to the Marketplace at a later date, adding new functionality to incorporate allergy notifications, or event-based alerts.
    Your Weather adds to the Met Office roster of mobile applications, following the launch of its application for the iPhone and iPod Touch earlier this year.

    Microsoft Gold Certified partner and Windows Phone specialists, TBS Enterprise Mobility provided the Met Office with a full application development service, including planning, design, programming and tracking for the Your Weather application. 

    Steve Reynolds, Managing Director of TBS Enterprise Mobility, said: “We’ve worked closely with the Met Office to develop an application which capitalises on Met Office data to go beyond the usual weather app.  Our combined goal was to create a utility-centric application that becomes behaviourally integrated.”

    Your Weather complements the range of multimedia services offered by the Met Office, the UK’s National Weather Service.  Its mobile website and applications are supported by a traditional website providing news and warnings via RSS newsfeeds. Users can also view news videos on a YouTube channel, receive the latest forecasts through widgets on Vista, Firefox and iGoogle, follow @metoffice on Twitter, connect via
    www.facebook.com/metoffice or subscribe to email alerts.

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