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.