Blue Skies new

There’s no shortage of quality weather apps in the Windows Phone Store. One of our favorites, Blue Skies, has just picked up a rather substantial update. Today’s update brings radar maps, toast notifications, improved Live Tile support and more. Full changelog after the break.

Blue Skies 1.3

  • View the current precipitation probability, current wind speed, and the nearest storm by tapping the main circle
  • Radar maps are now supported through in-app purchase
  • Added toast notification for weather warnings/advisories
  • Added alternated live tile options (Part of the Live Tile Update Frequency add on)
  • Live tile location now updates automatically
  • 12 hour hourly forecast is now 24 hour hourly forecast
  • Added UK units of measurements to the unit options
  • Added setting for people experiencing problems with the live tiles updates caused by low memory
  • Performance and other little tweaks

Pretty big update for those who are loving Blue Skies on Windows Phone. The addition of radar maps will be welcomed by those who live by the data provided. Radar maps are available through an in-app purchase.

The update also makes the app better for our friends in the UK. Head into the unit options and you’ll now find UK units have been added. We’ve also got toast notification support for weather warnings, a feature useful to those in areas with wild weather. There’s a bunch more and we’re really digging this update to Blue Skies.

Blue Skies Radar

Blue Skies is free on Windows Phone, but has an in-app purchases to add more features. $1.49 will give more control over your Live Tile and another will give you those radar maps.

Download/update Blue Skies and you’ll notice that all premium features are free. That’s actually a bug with this update and the developer will be patching it soon. But he’s decided to leave it as free over the weekend so that users can check out the extra control over Live Tiles and the radar map support. Do support the dev when the fix comes in, this is a great app!

Grab the app and let us know what you think!

Thanks for the tip Mike and others! 

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