Are you one who frequently checks the weather on your Android or iOS device?Â Thanks to a Google Mobile Web update, checking the weather has become interactive, useful and enjoyable.
What is it and why should you care?Â According to a post on Googleâ€™s Mobile Blog, the new feature is nothing groundbreaking, but it certainly will make you want to check weather using Googleâ€™s Mobile Web:
â€œWeâ€™d been wanting to build a fun, useful, app-like way to display weather information on our search results pages in the mobile browser. So we pulled together a user experience designer and team of engineers and built a new weather search results snippet that lets you actually play with the results. To try it out, just go to google.com on your iPhone or Android-powered device and search for â€˜weatherâ€™.Â It’s nothing fancy or sophisticated, but it will quickly tell you what the weather is supposed to be like, wherever you are, at incremental times throughout the day.â€
Intrigued, I pulled out my iPhone 4 and checked the weather in my area.Â A search of â€œweatherâ€ yielded the following:
By using the slider one can view what the weather will be like at the increments populated on your device.
Moving the slider through a 12-hourÂ the weather will change depending on if rain or sun will occur, even the background will dim and brighten as night turns into day and visa versa.
â€œThis new weather search experience is available only in English, but we have more updates on the way.â€
Try the new feature and let us know what you think.Â Is the feature something youâ€™ll likely use or do you use another app for your weather needs?