This is a guest post by Ben Rudolph, a.k.a. Ben the PC Guy.
Weather Flow, my favorite weather app for Windows Phone 7, is back with a brand-new Windows Phone 8 version that packs a bunch of new, very useful features.
Just like it’s Windows Phone 7 counterpart, you get accurate current conditions and a 5-day forecast in your choice of either a Modern UI style or “realistic” animated interface (with upgrade animations and graphics, of course), and you can flip from one UI to the other with a simple downward swipe. I demonstrated this on the Windows Phone 7 version, and it works exactly the same way on the new version.
What makes the Windows Phone 8 version the best app of its kind (in my opinion, although Amazing Weather HD is a close second), is that the dev team enabled the app to take advantage of several of Windows Phone 8’s new features in a beautiful, unobtrusive, useful way.
For example, the weather tile can be customized to small, medium or large size using either your theme color as a background, or a realistic background displaying the current conditions. You can pin your current location to the Start screen or any other city of your choosing, and can select from a single-sided or double-sided tile that displays current conditions, an hourly forecast, or a comparison of today’s weather to yesterday’s. Everything is totally customizable.
Windows Phone 8 introduced the ability to let apps update your lockscreen, and the Weather Flow team jumped on the opportunity to do so in a really smart way. Rather than completely taking over the lock screen like some apps, Weather Flow lets you add weather info to it. You can choose from a personal background, the daily Bing wallpaper, or a graphic of the current conditions—and add either the current weather + a 12-hour forecast, the current weather + 5 -day forecast, or just the current weather. Super useful.
If you purchased Weather Flow back in the Windows Phone 7 days, you’ll get this version for free. If you’re a new user, you can get it in the Windows Phone Store for $1.99.
I love the use of the Lock Screen. Getting it now!
The weather is not accurate in Australia unfortunately. So as pretty as it looks, the main purpose of the app in this country is fairly useless.
I liked This app before but now it wants to use my microphone I uninstalled it.
This looks like an android widget i have on my padphone?