The Weather Channel comes to Ubuntu on smartphones



on 4 December 2013

The Ubuntu phone is developing fast. Today, it includes all the functionality you’d expect from a smartphone and, with growing support from App partners, relevant apps will be included on Ubuntu smartphones from launch.

We’re working with The Weather Channel to ensure its popular weather app will available for Ubuntu users from the moment the phones hit retail. The Weather Channel is one of the most downloaded apps on smartphones and tablets today and its customisable app offers detailed weather forecasts as well as fast, accurate and localised maps.

The Weather Channel will also provide the content for the community-built Ubuntu weather application, which is being developed and designed as part of the core apps programme. The app will include a ‘click-through’ option which will direct users to The Weather Channel’s website should they want more detailed weather information.

The partnership also means that weather forecasts will be  prioritised in the Ubuntu platform’s search results when users search for location or activity related information.

Mike Zarrilli, Vice President International Digital at The Weather Channel comments, “Ubuntu’s mobile platform presents new opportunities for us to reach new audiences as our content and apps become available across all the most popular platforms. Ubuntu is the only platform that will prioritise weather forecasts through searches in the OS itself, which means that people get access to the information they need quickly.”

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