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    October 8, 2012

    WeatherSA Launches Android App

    WeatherSA launched its weather application for all Android devices on Friday. The first WeatherSA app for iOS, developed by Kruran Development, was launched this year in January.

    After a positive response from South African users, WeatherSA broadened its offering to BlackBerry, Mxit and now Android.

    The launch of the Android application will continue to grow our rapidly expanding user base of over 700, 000 SA users,” says WeatherSA’s director Chris Barker. “The Android application is not a far departure from the existing weather apps and has all the story tracking and notification features that WeatherSA users have come to expect.”

    The WeatherSA app has been designed with South Africans in mind. It’s simple to use, yet features detailed weather data conveniently on your mobile. It allows you to easily swipe between locations, view seven-day forecasts across four time slots, view a detailed rain forecast as well as detailed graphs and maps.

    It is the only South African app with built-in storm capabilities allowing you to track storms in real-time. The app also allows you to play and zoom live storms, watch activity on the national radar and view lighting strikes in real time.

    It allows you to stay informed with customised push notifications for your suburb such as a daily weather forecast, national warnings and breaking weather news. One of a kind notifications include the 30 min prior warning for storms, unusual weather, and hail risk for your commute home.

    Additional features include easily checking the best time of day to cycle, jog and hit the beach plus much more lifestyle content.

    While the app is free to download there are some additional subscriptions that give access to extra features.

    Download the WeatherSA app for Android.

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    • Rob

      They’ve obviously hooked up with @PigSpotter – they can tell you your “jail risk for your commute home”…..love it!

    • Kelly Levinsohn

      Apologies. Clearly a typo, which has been corrected.

    • Duncan Gohl

      works like a dream on my S3

    • Paul

      Google’s Play store states this app is not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and won’t even let me download it. Pity WeatherSA overlooked a section of Android users there.

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        It does not work on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, no. Maybe once your tablet is updated to ICS.

        • Werner

          I’m running ICS but it is also not available to download. Will use the web version.

          • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

            That is strange. I can run it on the Galaxy S3, which is running ICS, and also the Galaxy Nexus, which is running Jellybean. Is your device rooted?

            • Werner

              I think it is not optimised for the bigger tablet screen.

      • Kruran

        Please try again. An updated version is now available on Google Play.

    • Jimbo

      Why, why, oh why does the SA Weather service not just have an open API for any developer to develop an app for? They should deal in knowledge, and expose that knowledge through an API, not try to deal in software.

      It seems to be a common theme in SA. Everyone wants their own app, rather than sticking to what they’re good at and allowing other people to build on their platform.

      • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg

        I agree, they didn’t even create a widget. What’s the use of a weather app on Android these days without a widget? 🙂

    • It seems to be a typical concept in SA. Everyone wants their own app, rather than adhering to what they’re excellent at and enabling other individuals to develop on their foundation.