AccuWeather.com School Closing Outlook a big waste of time, money

Feb 17, 2010
Tech

Headline Suggestion: AccuWeather.com School Closing Outlook a big waste of time, money Look, I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll come right out with it. The AccuWeather.com School Closing Outlook iPhone app is the biggest waste of $2 I’ve ever come across. For the same amount of money, you could buy a cheap bottle of […]

Headline Suggestion: AccuWeather.com School Closing Outlook a big waste of time, money

Look, I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll come right out with it. The AccuWeather.com School Closing Outlook iPhone app is the biggest waste of $2 I’ve ever come across. For the same amount of money, you could buy a cheap bottle of wine and stand outside for a while, which would give you a better idea about whether or not your kids are going to be home all day due to snow.

And, provided you don’t get into your car after drinking that cheap wine, you’ll experience less crashes.

The opening screen, which takes forever to load, features a cartoon snowman, and his arm points at other snowman faces depending on the likelihood of an impending snow day (sad face for less likely to have a snow day, happy face for more likely). A swipe takes you through the next several days of possibilities.

Tap “Current” to see the weather in your area (again, looking outside the window also works). You can view further details with a tap, which essentially takes you to the AccuWeather.com Web site, which featuring ads. We should never have to see ads when we pay $2 for an iPhone app.

You can also add and choose different locations, just in case you want to see the likelihood of school closings somewhere else.

My kids haven’t had a snow day ever, thanks to the advent of snowblowers and huge snow-clearing budgets. The only time our schools are closed is when it’s dangerously cold outside.

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