Yandex has announced the update of the mobile application Yandex.Weather, based on the technology of weather forecast Medium. In version 2.1 iOS-the program has got a widget for notification Center.
To add the widget Yandex.Weather, you must install the new version of the app, open notification Center and click the Change button. Next in the list of widgets choose the one that applies to weather app. Interactive panel in the notification Center allows you to quickly view the current forecast for the day for the current location of the user.
Yandex is especially proud of proprietary weather technology. It is based on machine learning and allows building point forecast: it is possible to learn, what weather will be in each area of the city and next to each individual home.
To calculate the forecast uses weather station data and data from other sources, indirectly referring to the situation. The initial data Medium processes using traditional meteomedia, with intermediate results of work using machine learning technology Matriksnet. This approach eliminates the need to reproduce and so are known the laws of nature and concentrates the power of machine learning to Refine existing models and take into account local peculiarities. To improve the accuracy of Medium constantly compares its forecast with the actual weather — more than 140,000 times a day.
Each time the user accesses the service, the forecast is built again. Yandex.Weather determines where the person is, and shows the last weather forecast for that place. If you want you can choose another place and time — and to see what the weather will be in an hour around the office or in the evening in the Park. On the forecast wrong you can complain in the future this will make it more accurate.
While technology Medium is in beta-testing. A new forecast is available in 36 regions of Russia, in the future, geography will expand.
Download Yandex.Weather for iPhone at this link.