1Weather for Android provides you with all the weather information you ever need

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 15, 2013
Apps, Google Android

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.

Since I cannot review the Yahoo! Weather app update because it has not been made available on Google Play yet, I decided to review my current favorite weather application for Android: 1Weather.

1Weather Review

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.

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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.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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