Yahoo has redesigned its weather app, and now it is back in the Google Play Store. What immediately strikes the eye even before you get down to the features are the stunning images in the background. The weather forecasts are superimposed on the images taken from Flickr. The crisp, utilitarian layout comes close on its heels. The Android app follows the iOS version which was released in April this year. The design got its due share of rave reviews all around.
The Android app, which is available internationally on the Google Play Store, continues with the same typography aesthetics as the iOS version – clean and crisp. The Flickr images in the background are specific for each location and also match the time of day, and current weather conditions. Simply swipe across the screen for all the weather information. You have hourly forecasts, 24-hour forecasts, and also an outlook of the next ten days. Severe weather alerts are also displayed. Maps come in different flavors – radar, satellite, heat, and wind maps – for a complete overview. Animated sunrise and sunset times add to the sense of interactivity. Humidity sensor, UV index, and chance of precipitation numbers should please the more hard to please users. You can set your favorite locations and access the weather app with new home screen widgets.
You can check out some of the user contributed photos which the app uses at Flickr’s Project Weather. The Yahoo weather app seems to be getting glowing reviews (and a rating of 4.4), so the sun if definitely shining on it. But what’s your take?