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Google Updates Mobile Weather Search with Interactive Options

Google is taking yet another step into the realm of mobile web pages as apps with the introduction of some nifty new features for their weather results. When using a mobile device (English only, for now), a simple search for “weather” will now return an interactive set of information on the days forecast.

The content isn’t new, but the way you access it has changed for the better. Now a slider lets you shift through the weather over the next 12 hours, with information on temperature, wind, and humidity changing as you move along the day. Scrolling past the new interactive weather results brings you to your standard Google search results.

While apps are experiencing a big boom, the future is in mobile web pages that leverage HTML5 and other technologies to create more app-like experiences. Google senses this and is making some pretty cool strides in that direction.

[via Google]




  • Hampteezy

    Nice google, nice. And first!

  • sunhorse

    Works well on desire in UK

  • http://blackjackattack.fluidsoftwarellc.com Scott

    Very Nice! Works well.

  • jdog25

    Come on Google we need a Widget like that.

  • Kelmar

    +1 to a widget like this! :)

    This is now the new homepage on my mobile browser.

  • http://weathercell.net coreform

    Australians should also check out the FREE (but still in BETA) WeatherCell.net Australia widget, that uses Bureau of Meteorology data (which is much more accurate for Australia).

  • Bobert

    haha that is pretty badass.

  • Simon Belmont

    +2 on the widget! Bring it Google!

    I wonder if this will work on webOS and iOS? I guess I could test it.

  • Simon Belmont

    EDIT: Never mind, I checked the Blog link above and it does support iOS.

    I still need to check webOS though. We shall see.

  • Paul

    Wow, thats pretty cool. Now, they just need that in a widget or something to add onto the home screen.

  • chimphappyhour

    That was pretty cool. I’ll probably still keep the weather.com app and widget though so I can track weather in several locations at the same time.

  • brian

    Pretty cool, +1 for widget but in the meantime I just bookmarked it and added a shortcut to a home screen.

  • 2C

    Love it. Would definitely love a widget like this or maybe even a real time weather live wallpaper.

  • Marcus

    Not working on Opera Mini….

  • Flo

    Doesn’t work in Canada. Boo.

  • Jose

    Great!

  • Contraus

    Would LOVE a widget or a live wallpaper background that displays live action of the weather going on outside. If it’s stormy outside, the live wallpaper could show thunder storms and what not.