Weather widgets are one of the most beloved widgets for Android. These types of widgets are useful not only for ordinary users, but also for passengers, drivers, trainers or anyone. In the following we are to introduce one of the most popular weather widgets: Yahoo! Weather with its brand new changes.
Using Yahoo’s online weather services, Yahoo Weather application can give a precise forecast of 5 days and long forecast of 10 days ahead. The application which has earned lots of new modifications is now presented with amusing features and options. The latest weather conditions are shown on a pretty layout. This application can automatically detect user’s current location, display weather conditions and can forecast next upcoming days. In addition to weather forecast you can get information for Pressure, UV intensity, Sunrise & Sunset, Moon phases, Humidity and such information. It is also possible to add more than one location and see forecasts for other places. Support for hardware Humidity sensor (psychomotor) is another interesting feature of the app for devices with this hardware piece
Yahoo! Weather Features
- Weather Forecast for 5 to 10 upcoming days
- Add multiple cities
- Display satellite images for location, wind and temperature
- Display percentile precipitation forecast
- Charming background animations for each weather condition
- Special widgets with 6 different sizes
Yahoo! Weather offers 4 home screen widgets with different sizes and different information to show the current temperature and weather status on home screen. The interesting thing about the widgets is using Flicker pictures as the background based on the location. It also shows a five hours weather forecast as well as time, date, and minimum & maximum temperature. The design is really gorgeous and it is really hard to think of another weather widget after adding Yahoo! Weather on Home Screen.
Pros: Yahoo Weather is designed from the ground up to be the best weather application out there. One of the features that we liked so much was the swipe feature that let us travel through the application sections. On the other hand the animations used for the background and for current condition was really awesome.
Cons: The applications seems to run a little too heavy. We think it will cause a slow performance on some older smartphones. Also on the widgets side, it is lacking the forecast for upcoming days.