The Weather Network Launches App for BlackBerry 10

Talking in circles about the weather is a hobby for most Canadians. So not surprisingly, weather apps are extremely popular in Canada.

Early adopters of Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform will be happy to know that Canada's favourite weather app, The Weather Network, will be immediately available upon launch. BB10 won't even be unveiled until tomorrow, but it seems the company couldn't contain its obvious excitement for the next-gen operating system.

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“As a Canadian leader in mobile app development, The Weather Network is delighted to launch the first major weather information app for BlackBerry 10,” says Gita Ashar, Director of Mobile Applications and Emerging Technologies at The Weather Network. “The team has worked closely with RIM to develop a unique and interactive app that will provide BlackBerry 10 users in Canada, the U.S. and beyond with the most up-to-date weather information direct to their new devices.”

The Weather Network’s new BlackBerry 10 app draws on the device’s native features, like the new built-in camera, allowing users to upload photos onto The Weather Network website for a more engaging weather-forecasting experience. Follow-Me functionality detects a user’s location automatically to determine the local forecast, while BlackBerry 10’s new Peek feature is also incorporated for easy multi-tasking.

“The team at The Weather Network has worked in partnership with RIM to develop an innovative weather forecasting application designed specifically for BlackBerry 10 users,” added Ashar. “As two uniquely Canadians companies who have been working in partnership for the past six years, we’re excited to stand alongside RIM and launch an industry-leading app for BlackBerry 10.”

The Weather Network first launched an app for RIM in 2006, before the iPhone even existed. Since then, it was been downloaded more than 14 million times on the BlackBerry platform.


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