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# 211624 4-Apr-2017 19:03
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I cannot believe that NZ Met Service does not have an Android  weather app. They have apps for coastal, rural and snow but nothing for the rest of New Zealand.


I don't want to use the alternative commercial weatherwatch app



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  # 1756798 5-Apr-2017 08:57
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Hi everyone, thanks for weighing in on our apps. Here's the low-down: a new FREE, ad-supported app will be available for Android and iPhone early next week! It looks fab and we hope you will love it as much as we do.


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We closed the current app for new downloads a few weeks back and referred people to the mobile website instead, as obviously we don't want people to pay for something that will be decommissioned in a very short time. In addition, those who have paid for the app since 1 Jan this year will have the option to get a refund or have the purchase price donated to Surf Lifesaving NZ. We hope everyone will take the latter option as a way to support SLSNZ, since they can get the new app free.


We'll be posting a FAQ blog on our website next week when we go live, and the FAQ are already up in our Ask MetService community: Ask MetService app FAQ 


We've already had a lot of feedback on both sides of the 'free app with ads' vs 'paid app with no ads' debate; we've gone for free with ads because that's going to get the app into more hands - including overseas visitors - and so help more people keep up to date with forecasts and warnings. While we are an SOE and charged with operating as a fully-commercial company, weather safety is our core business. Running ads pays for our ability to provide a much higher level of digital service to everyone.  


We look forward to hearing what you think about the new app - stay tuned to the app stores next week!








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