Looking for a simple weather application for your Windows Phone? Something with just the basics but also with a little flair? PhotoWeather, from AlbertoM, might just fill that need. It is a basic weather application that provides you with the current conditions, four day forecast and photos of your area.
The weather data is provided by World Weather Online and Photoweather supports multiple locations to let you side swipe from one spot to the other. You also have a GPS locate button that will pull up the weather information for your nearest location.
Settings are fairly straightforward and covers adding new locations, turning on/off the photo feature, turning on/off your location services and turning on/off the live tile, which will display the current conditions of your first location. As far as the photographs are concerned, you can double tap on an individual photo and pull it up full-screen. The photos are a nice touch but can cause load times to drag out.
Photoweather pulls photographs from the web, using your location as the search criteria. If you live in an area where there's not many photos out on the web, it can take an excruciatingly long time to load the weather information. I also found that at times, the app loaded default images that had no relationship with the location. You can help things out in the settings by choosing to save and reuse the photos (as oppose to always get photos from the web).
I liked the concept but there's still a few glitches to be addressed. If you are looking for a weather app that gives you a lot of details on weather conditions, Photoweather isn't for you. If you are looking for a nice, somewhat unique weather app that will give you the very basics on conditions, Photoweather is worth a try.
Photoweather is a free application and you can find it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.