Appy Weather is a popular Windows Phone weather app that presents weather forecasts in somewhat of a personal nature. With a minimalistic design, the weather app does offer the nuts and bolts of your forecast but also offers a comparison of upcoming weather conditions to what you are experiencing now (e.g. temperatures will be much colder than today, etc.)
Appy Weather received a significant update last month that delivered lockscreen support and the ability to use Bing images or custom photos as your lockscreen wallpaper. Since that update, the Windows Phone app has received six updates with the most recent update pushing out today taking the app to version 1.2.2.
Most of the updates dealt with minor bugs but a few new features snuck in along the way.
The version 1.2.2 update added dew point data to the weather information and fixed the bug where snow amounts were sometimes being reported in centimeters when the measurement format was set to Imperial.
Other updates dealt with bugs affecting the background agent, Bing background refresh and tweaked the opacity feature for custom lockscreen backgrounds. Features added through this series of updates included:
- A restart background task button to make it easier to get the Live Tile and lockscreen to restart after updates.
- A "Report Issue" button was added to the error prompt when you experience trouble getting the weather.
- Optimizations were added to the background agent to reduce the possibility of reaching memory constraint issues if the Live Tile and lockscreen are both active. This helps the app run smoothly on low-memory Windows Phones.
You can find the full change log history for Appy Weather here.
Appy Weather pulls down a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and is a very appealing weather option for your Windows Phone. The updates help improve not only the features of the app but also helps improve the performance and stability of Appy Weather. It is always nice to see a developer take a pro-active approach to managing their apps.
Please take note that the trial version is fully functional but will time out after seven days, which is plenty of time to decide if Appy Weather is worth the investment.