Why isn't the stock Weather app just the Weather Channel app?

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  1. flatbacks21

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    Why isn't the weather app just the weather channel app? You open the weather app and click bottom left to take you to the weather channel app? Dumb. Just integrate the weather channel app to ios and - bam - weather without 2 apps
     
  2. Ledsteplin

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    Apple would then have to charge The Weather Channel for the promotional aspect and The Weather Channel would have to charge Apple for using their brand. It would get real ugly. :confused:
     
  3. silvermoon

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    Since we are on the subject of the weather app, I'm curious to know what people think of the weather app that is pre-installed which is Yahoo. Is it accurate or did you download your own weather app? I use eWeather HD when it was a free app.
     
  4. flatbacks21

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    It is tied to weather channel now and it doesn't appear to accurate.. On iOS 7, it was accurate and gave more detail as you tapped the temp.. Now when I tap the weather channel logo in bottom left corner, it takes me to the weather channel app or if I didn't have the app, to their webpage of my location..
     
  5. Ledsteplin

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    Do you see Weather in your Notification Screen? I did not have it, so I used the Yahoo Weather widget. Yahoo is no longer the stock weather. They switched to the Weather Channel a while back. Yahoo is great for the widget, because they use local photos of your area.
     
  6. Lon

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    I use the Yahoo Weather App exclusively. Very nice interface and plenty of information if you want it. They use Weather Underground for information which has always been pretty accurate in my experience - as accurate as weather forecasters can be!!
     
  7. Ledsteplin

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    I thought Yahoo weather used the Weather Channel for their info.
     
  8. MrMike6by9

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    I wish I could use my favorite "Dark Sky" for weather.
    YMMV
     
  9. ZR_Yancy

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    Correct. Apple just cutout the middle man.
     
  10. Ledsteplin

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    I've sent them an inquiry. I'll inform you of any reply.
     

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