Space Weather dev works with Microsoft to release beautifully redesigned 4.0 update

Space Weather 4.0

Space Weather developer Timothy Stewart has released a new update for his app that provides users with a completely revamped experience. Winning the Nokia DVLUP design competition, he managed to sit down and discuss the app with Dave Crawford, senior designer at Microsoft on the Windows Apps team. Stewart has been able to take the app in its previous form and really push the limits with content and the user interface. Space Weather 4.0 is visually stunning.

But first, what exactly is Space Weather? As the name suggests, it's an app dedicated to relaying information on weather in space. If you have no interest in space, anything to do with solar activity, wind or geospace then this app is definitely not for you. Should you be at least intrigued by what's currently happening around Earth, Space Weather is a cool app worth checking out on your Windows Phone.

Space Weather

The redesign is interesting since Stewart previously rewrote the entire app in the release of version 3.0. Using the newly designed app (did we mention how good it looks?), users are able to read up on real-time solar storm status alerts, forecasts, and other data that's presented in a good looking interface. Images, movies and news articles are also included, along with sky cams, solar images, solar recordings and more.

Microsoft also recently released video footage of developer Timothy Stewart spending time with Crawford on Space Weather 4.0. It's worth checking out, alongside the talk with our own Jay Bennett.

It's a beautiful new app and one we strongly urge everyone to check out. You can read up on details covering Space Weather over on the Nokia Developer website. The app works on both Windows Phone 7 and 8.

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Space Weather dev works with Microsoft to release beautifully redesigned 4.0 update


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Thanks. I have been updating it for a few years now. I don't plan on letting it get stale. The Windows 8 version is getting a facelift next

It was last year. Been enjoying it ever since, great for debunking my Electric Universe Theory whacko co-worker.

Just pay for it and support the developer. His hard work needs to be rewarded and for less than the cost of a burger it's an absolute bargain.

Thanks!  Also it helps pay for my Azure subscription.  My service and API are hosted in the cloud and it's not free sadly.

Okay, i'll support you cuz you've done a great app + i'm a developer too so i know about costs for Azure and more :)

Going to buy as it could come in handy for my cruise to the fjords and it looks my kind of geeky app :-)

This sounds all too, can I at least see the moon faces? Can the app tell me when the next full moon is going to occur? Hate turning into a werewolf without knowing first.

any chance you'll make a app for sun and moon phases / events . find the apps lacking for WP in not being updated or maintained

He suggested the pivot control instead of the panoramic control because of the type of information being presented by this app. Each control has different uses.

Downloaded the app out of curiosity and to support the developer knowing it would be way out of my league. Pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the app and a lot of information makes actually sense. My compliments TechnoTim!!!

Looks like an intersting app.

One thing about the video though is David Crawford should have been using a Surface to do his drawings (instead of paper and a sharpie), it would have made a good ad.

Use the app from WP7 days, it's really great. The app is the example of unique apps which Windows Phone strongly needs to promote itself. Also i'm thankful to the developer for releasing frequent updates and hope this will continue in future. 

I like the design, but would this by chance have a timed trial? Also since it wasn't directly mentioned, does this app support the notification center?