Most smartphones come with stock weather applications that provide you with current and forecast weather information. If you want more information, you usually have to look elsewhere.
The Android application is developed by OneLouder, the guys responsible for popular apps BaconReader, Friendcaster and Tweetcaster.
First thing you need to do to get started is to add at least one location to the app. This happens automatically when you have location-based services turned on, or manually if you do not. You can easily add multiple places here that you want to get weather information for.
To do so, simply enter a zip code, name or airport code and select one of the locations from the search results. The main interface displays the most relevant weather information to you afterwards.
Here you get the current temperature, felt temperature, precipitation, humidity, dewpoint temperature or barometer data as well as a background image that is based on current weather conditions.
The overview page is however only one of the pages that you can access. You can either swipe to the right or tap on one of the icons on the bottom row to display other weather-related information.
- Forecast - Displays forecast information including hourly forecasts, detailed forecasts for the current and the next two days, and extended forecasts that cover the next ten days. Each forecast includes temperature, precipitation and wind strength information.
- Statistics - highlights hourly and extended weather information in a graph for the current and upcoming days.
- Precipitation - Displays the precipitation chance for the upcoming week.
- Weather radar - Cloud progression and other weather information displayed on a map.
- Sun and moon - Information about sunrise, sunset and the lunar phase.
There are a couple of other features that you may like. 1Weather ships can follow your location automatically, so that you get weather information based on your current location. That's great if you travel a lot and do not want to manually adjust the location every time you do.
You can furthermore add widgets to your homescreen if you want to get weather information displayed there directly. The app displays weather information in the notifications area by default, and while that may be enough for most, you may want to add a weather widget as well to get the information even faster.
You may notice that you get access to additional features for US locations. This includes a live animated radar and severe weather warnings that are not available for locations outside the US.
The application displays ads by default at the bottom of the screen. An ad-free premium version is available for $1.99.
1Weather is one of the cleanest most responsive weather apps for Android. It all boils down to your requirements though, but this app leaves little to be desired in my opinion. Definitely one to check out if you are shopping for a new weather app for your Android device.