It's been awhile since we've seen WeatherLive get some major new functions, so it's with great joy to see version 4.0 beta making the rounds.
While the poplar weather app has grown in functionality, it has also become a little sluggish too. In addition, some people missed the simplicity of the the versions 1 and 2 of the app over the more busy 3.x. Luckily, the developer has been listening and 4.0 looks to make everyone happy. Here are the major changes:
- Faster - the app's transitions and loading times are much zippier and more fluid
- Theme support - With three themes, including Metro Minimalist, Metro and the new Glass, users can choose how they want the app to look
- Animated radar - the radar map is now animated with 'pinch and zoom' built right in
- Graphic tweaks - improved and cleaner UI
We really like where 4.0 is heading with the themes support as it will seemingly make everyone happy who has used this app in the past. The performance increase is also welcomed as the app was getting a big bogged down with the latest updates.
Look towards version 4.0 hitting the Marketplace in a few weeks. In the meantime, take v3.5 for a trial in the Marketplace or buy it for $1.49.