New! AccUcast Innovation: Exclusive Crowdsourced Weather
AccUcast™ is an exciting new interactive crowdsourced feature available in the AccuWeather universal iOS app where users can share their local weather observations. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with live crowdsourced weather maps that provide current weather conditions submitted by users in a global animation display. AccuWeather designed and developed AccUcast to help people worldwide make more informed decisions, providing a new level of localization and user inactivity in weather forecasting.
AccUcast is available for all global locations, and users can submit their local weather and hazard condition observations through the app’s landing screen, map screen, settings menu, and AccuWeather MinuteCast® screen. Weather conditions include clear, partly cloudy, cloudy, rain, snow, ice, or hail, and hazard conditions include damaging winds, slippery roads, flooding, and reduced visibility. After the user’s weather report is submitted, it is visible on the map screen as a pin resembling a person, which distinguishes it from the other user-submitted weather observations on the map.
In the zoomed-out view of the crowdsourced weather map screen, users will see smaller color-coded condition points which can be animated globally. This is unique to AccUcast and allows users to see both national and international weather patterns. When viewers zoom in, they will see crowdsourced weather observations as pins that can be tapped to reveal additional details including the condition, location, and time since submission. Each color-coded pin displays the reported condition with a weather-specific icon for easy scanning of weather patterns in a localized area.
The AccuWeather App is available on The App Store for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.