Yahoo! releases beautiful new weather app for Android users

Daniel Bader

August 16, 2013 8:02 am

In April, Yahoo! brought a beautiful new weather app to iOS, blending the minimalist look of its updated corporate palette with Flickr’s seemingly-infinite selection of geolocated photos.

Today, the company has released a similar app for Android devices, and it looks great on big screens like the HTC One and Galaxy S4.

Forecasts now go further, giving users a 10-day preview of what’s to come. In addition, precipitation, wind and pressure, moon phases, UV strength and sunrise/sunset times are includes, and a lockscreen widget is available for users running Android 4.2 and above.

  • andy c

    Downloaded, took it for a test drive and promptly uninstalled the other two weather apps on my name phone. App is fast, good looking and functional

    • IJustGotaTan

      This will be my main weather app in addition to the HTC One Sence version.

    • TomsDisqusted

      Beware – the comments suggest it is a battery hog.

    • Dimitri

      Show me a link to this please?. On the app reviews, i see nothing of this.

    • Guest

      Just browse through the comments for the app in the play store. I came across 3-4 very credible sounding battery complains in the first few pages of comments.

    • TomsDisqusted

      Whoops, this is what I wrote initially but then changed it. I was looking yesterday and found them easily, when I look now there are more complaints about the design because the Android UI design site published their critique in the mean-time.

    • TomsDisqusted

      The links it provides for comments are hugely long. Just try this, scan through the comments omitted the five star ones (I tend to find 3 and 4 star reviews to be the most helpful for any app), and you will quickly come across the battery issues. Or just give it a try but keep an eye on the battery usage.

    • Dimitri

      You know why it may cause this? Because if you have GPS turned on, it will use that to get the weather every 10 minutes or so. Also my other understanding would be if you have the Flirk pictures on the background for the widget as well.

      Hopefully Yahoo fixes this.

    • Sean Walton

      It is a big battery hog. Since a full charge this morning on my HTC One I am now down to 75% in 3.5 hours. Normally I would be around 85%.

    • somedoobsandbeer

      No noticible or abnormal drain on the next nexus 7 over here. I did however, ensure that the alerts and whatnot were disabled in settings.

    • PT

      Go to Google play -> Yahoo Weather -> download

    • Dimitri

      I already got the app when they first posted this. Read my other post below…

    • JB

      So its on IOS, Android, and BB10(sideloaded).

  • WhoCares1000

    Converted to BAR and working well not great. I send feedback to Yahoo! just to ruin their Friday that it works on a BlackBerry. ;)

    • somedoobsandbeer

      I think that they’ll care about as much as your name states. Lol.

  • Harold Mitchell

    Fantastic weather widget…just installed on my HTC One on my home screen.

  • Deciare

    Gorgeous! Aesthetically, this is leaps and bounds ahead of other weather apps I’ve been using. And there’s so much information in there, too. Thank you Yahoo!

  • Honson

    Great app… I install it on all my Android devices

  • Dimitri

    Wonderful weather app. I like it a bit better then HD Weather. I just wish the font color & size could be changed. Other then that, amazing weather app.

  • Sylvain Larive

    My favorite weather app is 1 Weather because of the solid widgets and minimalist look of the app. Going to give this one a try though.

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    The application itself is beautiful and loads fast. I have to say they did a good job. Once you get pass the account creation if you don’t have one the applications is very nice. They could have worked more on the account creation screen. For example the password fields tells you need a certain number of characters to be good, but they forgot to include the metion that one of them needs to be uppercase.

  • grantdude

    I don’t know man, their e-mail app sucks. Makes me wonder about their other products.

  • Unorthodox

    Call me a geek but I like Weather Bomb.

  • Erik N.

    With the amount of weather apps that Android has, I thought this would just be like any other. It’s actually well designed, I love the constantly changing pics and fonts. Kudos to Yahoo for making a great app!

  • daveloft

    Not liking it. Looks good in pictures but not as good in practice, also feels slightly laggy, it doesn’t utilize any modern UI and has a big menu button below the app on my HTC One that doesn’t even do anything. To make matters worse it has links to all of Yahoo’s other apps in the sidebar. Uninstalled, I’ll stick with Eye in the Sky.

  • Allan Hansom

    I’m so happy this finally came to Android! When I originally saw this and tried it on my friend’s iPhone, we were blown away by the app’s simplicity and breadth of information. Went to download it on Android several months back, and it was like looking at something from 2010. This release made my day.

  • Xelstyle

    Looks great, but stutters. At the same time, there’s some questionable UI choices like the menu button staying where it is, plus having the whole list of other Yahoo apps which kind of annoys me.

    Will go back to my 1Weather though the Yahoo team did an excellent job overall of making some great eye candy.

  • Patrick Riker

    I like it, but it lacks “feels like with the humidity” which is important..

    • Aaron Warbrick

      Ummm…. It has those features. Its sitting on my screen right now :-P

  • Ryan

    I just use Google Now for weather. All of them are far too inaccurate to waste any resources on.

  • Stuntman06

    I am impressed with it. Just installed it and played around with it. My favourite feature is the radar imagery. I like knowing where it is raining in my area (Metro Vancouver). Access to the hourly and 5/10-day forecast is readily available as well. My only criticism is that it seems a little slow to launch compared to other weather apps. Also, I don’t like any of the widgets. They either take up too much space or don’t show the information that I like. I would like to see a short range forecast for the next day in the widget that is 3×1. Right now I’m using the 4×1 with the hourly forecast.