Yahoo Launches New Weather App For iPhone

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In addition to its new Mail app for iPad and Android, Yahoo has unveiled a new Weather app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The app utilizes images from Flickr to show current local conditions.

Yahoo Director of Mobile and Emerging Products, Marco Wirasinghe, says, "Inside you’ll find stunning snapshots of weather around the world. With a tilt of your phone, get lost scrolling through photos reflecting the current weather in places that matter to you. We like to think of it as flipping through a stack of postcards from your travels. It’s easy to get the details. Tap the temperature for a quick view of the forecast or scroll down for precipitation, wind and pressure, a radar map, and more."

"Our goal is to have amazing photos for every weather condition that cover the globe — morning, afternoon, and night — across every city in the world, and we want your help," Wirasinghe adds. "Whether you’re simply a daydreamer or an avid photographer, submit photos of your favorite places to our Flickr Group and your image can be seen by tens of millions in Yahoo! Weather for iPhone."

The app is available in 30 languages, and can be found in the App Store.

More on the Flickr blog.

Flickr weather app

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