Yahoo dropped by Apple for iOS 8 weather app

Apple has been trying to get away from its past by making moves to distant itself from certain companies, such as removing Google in favor of using Bing as their default search provider. In a recent decision, the company chose to use The Weather Channel, which also offers an app for Windows 8, to power the Weather app for iOS 8, instead of the current service provided by Yahoo.

This revelation came from the ex-Yahoo board member and Weather Channel CEO, David Kenny, who has been developing the app for iOS since he became in charge of the Weather Channel.

Yahoo has been using the Weather Channel to provide its data for the current weather app, so this move will effectively cut out the "middle man" and allow Apple's Weather app to bring users an improved experience with more relevant information like an extended forecast. Although, this move by Apple may not just affect the Weather app. Swisher speculates that the company may even stop Yahoo from providing data to its Stocks app, as well.

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They should skip the Weather Channel and go straight to the government bureaus which is where TWC probably gets a lot of its data anyways.

Well at least now I have a name to direct my hate at. Jesus the Weather Channel iOS app is (always was) a flaming pile of crap.

MaSx said,
Thank you Apple! but Accuweather would have been better.

Personally, I would love data straight from the NWS here in the US.

Enron said,
I was kind of hoping Apple would make their own weather.

At Apple, it always sunny, and 73* - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three hundred sixty-five days a year. :yes:

It does not matter for Australians, because only the data from BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) are the most accurate. Til they start using BOM, I guess we're stuck with other apps (which I have no complaints whatsoever)

:: Lyon :: said,
It does not matter for Australians, because only the data from BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) are the most accurate. Til they start using BOM, I guess we're stuck with other apps (which I have no complaints whatsoever)

The apps available aren't really far off the BOM data. You'd find they would source their info from their data anyway.

:: Lyon :: said,
It does not matter for Australians, because only the data from BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) are the most accurate. Til they start using BOM, I guess we're stuck with other apps (which I have no complaints whatsoever)

I just use http://m.bom.gov.au :)

Nashy said,

Didn't know they had a mobile site. Thanks for the link mate.

No problems :)

:: Lyon :: said,

How can you resist this goodness? :(

I am not a hard core weather guy :D