Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Best Weather App for Android "1Weather"

Android has what seems like a billion different weather apps available, but when it comes to getting the essential in an easy-to-read fashion, we prefer 1Weather.

1Weather:Widget Forecast Radar - Android Apps on Google Play

Features

  • Current weather conditions, hourly, and detailed 10-day forecast
  • Real-time severe weather alerts
  • Optional persistent notification in the menu bar with current conditions
  • Animated radar and satellite with multiple layers
  • Tons of themes and customization options
  • No ads (Pro version only)

Where It Excels

1Weather crams just about all the weather info you could need in a simple-to-read interface, without feeling overly cluttered or confusing. Swipe to the right to visit different sections, like a forecast, graph view, radar, and more—each with their own separate tabs that customize the view (such as hour-by-hour or 10-day forecasts). It also comes with multiple themes, so you can tweak its looks to your heart's desire.


Where It Falls Short

While 1Weather's design is better than most weather apps—which often feel very cluttered—I do feel like its design could still be better. Yahoo Weather, for example, puts everything in one, simple, vertically-scrolling view, which is nicer than switching between tons of different tabs. Similarly. Apple's default weather app on the iPhone lets you expand certain portions of the interface for more info instead of putting everything in front of you. Little touches like this can make a big difference in usability. Still, 1Weather bests most of its competition.

1Weather

Platform: Android
Price: Free, $1.99 Pro
Download Page
source : lifehacker

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