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.
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.
- Download Space Weather ($1.99 – 4MB)