Google adds weather 'widget' to search

When searching for weather on Google with your iPhone, you will now be greeted with a beautiful widget-like interface above your search results.

Google weather search displays the current weather conditions including temperature, humidity, wind speed, and chance for precipitation. Also, the forecast for the next four days is displayed and a slider to see the conditions predicted over the next 12 hours. As you slide the slider, not only are the conditions updated, but the background darkens or lightens to reflect the time of day. Underneath, you will find links to The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, and AccuWeather.

Google did a great job with this, and if you bookmark this page to your home screen, it can easily replace Apple's weather app or many other apps available in the App Store. Anyone want to do this?

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Google adds weather 'widget' to search

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Didn't get the "beautiful widget-like interface above your search results" when I searched on Google. Had location services on, mobile view (not Classic). What gives?

It's cute, but it won't replace WeatherBug for me. I prefer getting the full text description of the forecast, not just pretty icons and the high/low temps.

any weather app without full screen, updated, moving radar maps is simply incomplete...

Some of you expect to much from what is basically a widget. Clock/weather widget on my Evo is simply for a quick look at the current/week's weather, but if I want full hour by hour details with maps I have to open a app. It's a shame that iOS user can't have something as simple on the weather widget on their home screen though, having to open a browser or app just to get the temp or now if it's going to be wet out is sad.

What's really sad is people not understanding they can just look out a window to see if it is raining; or -- egads! -- open (or just touch) it to learn how warm or cold it is.

It seems they've turned it back off for a bit? My google app displayed this widget earlier, but now will not. Perhaps it needs some tweaking.

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