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Shine, Beautiful Weather App for iPhone, Goes International

When I reviewed the first version of Shine, a simple weather app for the iPhone, I noted how it was backed by a beautiful interface design but full international support was nowhere to be seen. The app looked great, but I couldn’t get forecasts and wind speeds to display correctly in Italy. Most of the times, they just weren’t there – clearly, Shine was aimed at US iPhone users looking for a neat weather solution.

After the release of iOS 5 beta and the introduction of the weather widget in Notification Center, I didn’t stop looking for great weather apps that would keep me updated on my favorite locations for the summer. After all, my town is only 45 minutes away from the beach and I like to check on weather conditions before I drive there. Shine 2.0, released today, finally allows me to use the app in a reliable way thanks to proper support for international countries. I can’t check on every single country in Europe (or worldwide, for that matter) but I can say that it seems to be working just fine in Italy. I can see current conditions, forecasts (whose UI has been tweaked to offer more detailed info) and wind speeds; data matches with weather info provided by other Italian websites and weather services.

Shine 2.0 won’t change anything if you’ve been using the app in the United States, but it finally allows people overseas to check on weather using this beautiful app they bought last month. You can download Shine at $0.99 from the App Store.

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