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Pro Bright and quick user interface
The overall theme of The Weather Channel app is bright with a consistent amount of Weather Channel blue. Fortunately the app also performs well. The app shares a similar design to the Google Play Store with scrolling tabs for "radar," "now," "videos," and "forecast." The scrolling tabs are very fluid and each tab is quick to load.
Pro Travel based information
The Weather Channel application allows you to input a starting point and destination on a radar map and then predict if you will encounter any type of storms along the route. The feature needs work and doesn't always work properly but the idea is promising if improved.
Pro Video forecasts
The Weather Channel with its large TV presence offers an impressive amount of weather forecasts videos in the app. Although many of the videos in the app such as "Lady and the Shark!" have absolutely nothing to do with weather.
Pro Solid offering of widgets
The Weather Channel widgets are attractive and functional. The widgets are available in 1x1, 2x2, and 4x1 sizes and even follow their own application's design language instead of following HTC like many others.
Pro Solid radar maps
The Weather Channel app's maps provide a descent amount of radar options but the overall design is very confusing and the in app tutorial hint is useless.
Con Focused more on features than actual weather
A lot of the developers time for The Weather Channel app has not gone toward better weather forecasts but many unnecessary features like weather achievements and the annoying mPOINTS reward system.
Con Unremovable advertisements
The Weather Channel app includes banner advertisements like most weather applications but unlike other applications that let you pay a dollar or two to remove them, The Weather Channel forces them on you. Even worse is that they are positioned conveniently at the bottom of the application right where you are likely to accidentally open them.