The Weather Channel for iPad Adds ‘Test’ Message

The Weather Channel for iPad received an interesting addition to its app icon today. Version 3.5 ¬†installed several new features and bug fixes, yet it also added the word “Test” to the app icon.

The rest of the app appears to function as normal. The update promised additional Flu information, a better news section and visual improvements. However, it nixes the visual weather background, citing the need for “performance improvements.”

20130115-124243.jpgThe full changelog from the App Store includes:

-NEW! Statewide Flu levels for the U.S. reported by the CDC
- NEW! Improved News section – more articles, breaking news, and beautiful photos
- NEW! Improved Video section with in-screen player and continuous play
- Fixed inconsistent hourly forecast display
- Fixed Facebook and Twitter posting
- Dramatically reduced app size!
- Other bug fixes and performance enhancements

PLEASE NOTE: As a part of our performance improvements, our animated weather backgrounds are going away. We will miss them too, but we are excited that this will mean a faster and more efficient app for you!


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