WeatherBug Replaced The Weather Channel as my Windows Phone Live Tile. AccuWeather May Get a Test Drive Soon

One of the features I really like in Windows Phone 7 is the Live Tiles feature that provides dynamic information display. I recently replaced The Weather Channel with WeatherBug as my weather live tile because The Weather Channel did not seem to update the information often and was usually incorrect when did. According to the official Windows Phone Blog, I will have a third weather app and, I hope, Live Tile alternative soon.

New phones, new apps, and an app-iversary

It notes that AccuWeather is launching its Windows Phone 7 app soon (Q2 2011).

AccuWeather Brings World Class Weather to Windows Phone 7 Users (AccuWeather.com press release)

The app features listed in the press release are:

– Accurate and localized forecasts for all global locations. Updated every hour, forecasts include the most detailed hourly forecasts for the next twenty-four hours, plus day and night weather forecasts and information for the next ten days.
– Panoramic views with easy swiping between stored locations.
– Severe WeatherAlarms for all global locations.
– Severe Weather Alerts for the U.S. – visible from all screens.
– Multiple weather displays, including animated radar and satellite maps, interactive Bing Maps, and current, broadcast-quality weather videos with many available in both English and Spanish.
– Special lifestyle forecasts, such as conditions for specific sports and other outdoor activities.