4castr 2.0 for Windows Phone adds rain alerts, moon phase data and more

4castr, the already great weather app for Windows Phone, has been updated to version 2.0, with a bunch of new features in tow. Some of them include putting in rain alerts, a way to check out moon phase data and more.

Here's the long list of new additions, improvements and bug fixes in 4castr 2.0:

  • Added rain alerts
  • Added quiet hours for rain & government alerts (postpones notifications until a specified time)
  • Added moon phase data to current panel
  • Added "As of (time)" for when there are no government alerts in cached data
  • Added pressure hourly forecast graph
  • Added setting to change live tile radar zoom level
  • Added setting to change minimum probability trigger for rain alerts
  • Added precipitation type announcements for rain alerts, recorded by voice actress Redd Horrocks
  • Added unsupported country warning prompts when a feature is not available in a user's country
  • Added localization recruitment prompt for users speaking non-English languages
  • Increased live tile timestamp size
  • Reduced app size by converting custom sounds to .mp3 from .wav
  • Changed default live tile radar zoom level
  • Simplified toast notification custom sounds to reduce confusion
  • Simplified error messages for upcoming localization
  • Improved data processing time
  • Improved background agent stability
  • Improved background agent abortion notifications
  • Fixed over three dozen individual bugs

Keep in mind that while 4castr is free to download and use, there are also optional in-app purchases that unlock some additional features.

Download 4castr from the Windows Store (Free with in-app purchases)

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John Callaham