Ever since the release of Google Now, I’ve pretty much done away with weather apps and widgets. Why download another app that uses resources when I can usually look in my notification shade for the weather? Well, Weather 360 would like to make an argument for space on your device. Lets hear it out.
Weather 360 is a fairly basic weather app, except that it looks to provide the information in a beautiful way, and even meets some Material Design guidelines. It also allows you to customize the way the app, notification widget, and homescreen widget looks, either with pre-set themes, or custom themes.
When you first open the app up, it gives you information on what you should expect. This includes animations, widgets, customization, and more.
Once you’ve gone through the intro, the next step is to set up the design of the app, notification widget, and homescreen widget. This can be done via the settings, accessible through the slider menu on the left. Set your location, change the weather provider, change the icons, and other stuff. There are themes that you can change to as well, but you have to purchase those separately in the app’s store. The prices range from $1.59-$2.99 according to the Play Store. I tried looking myself, but there are plenty of options. If you don’t want ads, and you want to unlock the Full Version, that is $2.99. This includes:
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More than 80 widgets layouts
Unlock more than 100 store items
Detailed weather forecast
More weather providers options
Anyways, unlocking any of the above items gives more access to customization for the app and the widget.
A lot of the app’s abilities lie in the customization. However, the app itself does have a beautiful set up, with “smart animations” that change dependent on the weather. They’re hard to explain without you seeing them, but they really are nice.
The app has three views: current weather, hour-by-hour, and ten-day. There are plenty of details here, from temperature to humidity, wind speed, and more. I always appreciate the “feels like” temperature, and this app offers that.
There isn’t a whole lot more to the app, but that’s not a bad thing. The app is easy to use, performs its functions well, and is easy to manage. This app does all of this beautifully as well. A weather app, in my opinion, shouldn’t be overly complicated when all you’re going to use it for is mostly glancing for information. The app performed well. It never crashed on me, never stuttered despite its animations. It worked well.
I guess if I _had_ to complain about something, I would’ve liked more options of weather information providers. But really, this isn’t that big of a deal. I just was trying to find something. And that was really the only thing that irked me, but I quickly got over it.
One thing worth mentioning is the app offered a free Halloween theme as we got closer, which was a nice touch.
What we liked
- Easy to set up
- Beautiful design
- Works well
What we didn’t like
- Nothing, really
4.92 out of 5 stars
This is a weather app that works well, seems accurate, and is beautiful looking. What’s more, is there is no end to the customization you have for just about every aspect of the app. There isn’t a whole lot more you can ask for.
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