AfricaWeather gets an official app for Windows Phone with WeatherSA

Servicing 1.4 million Africans, the AfricaWeather service (www.africaweather.com) is a useful and often necessary resource for those on the go. With live storm tracking and great coverage, Windows Phone users could certainly use a nice native app, and now they do.

WeatherSA, developed by Matt 'RogueCode' Cavanagh, is now on the Store and the app is so good looking, we wish we could have it beyond the borders of South Africa. The app features seven-day forecasts across four time slots, multiple Live Tiles, live storm tracking, radar and lightning maps, all wrapped up nicely in a thoroughly Modern Windows Phone design. The app is full of features and as a 1.0 it certainly looks outstanding.

There is not much else to say about WeatherSA. If you are in South Africa and you want to take advantage of the best weather service on Windows Phone, you need to grab this free app.

Read more about it on RogueCode's blog or just download it now.

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Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

37 Comments
  • Wow! Why isn't there a global weather app based on this design model? It looks stunning!
  • His apps are always beautiful.
  • Thanks a lot :)
  • Great!! Been waiting for something like this! Beautiful!! Ek gaan braai sommer!! ;) haha
  • Ek sal die wors bring ;)
  • Same reason why ativ se is only US.
  • Yay a south African specific app that other people might actually want. Finally
  • Congo to the people of Africa!!
  • A Nigerian version of something like this would be cool, considering how it almost rains daily in Lagos these days.
  • Haha then their you have it. 80% chance of 10mm rain for you tomorrow! ;)
  • Hehehe good one.
  • A Ghanaian version please... Weather is pretty messed up now I could do with a forecast.
  • I want many millions more Africans using this app, inasmuch needing to buy a windows phone
  • Awesome thanks for the tip
  • Dis lekker om n Suid Afrikaner te wees! :)
  • Omdat daar 'n weer app is? Lol
  • Dis a amazing app ek dink aan die ster kinekor een ook. Wow maar dit wys net hoe baie potensiaal het wp
  • SA m gna download this one
  • Really nice looking.  Well done.
  • Yay for South Africa! Love seeing more and more of our apps on the Windows Phone platform. Maybe might review the app on my blog after playing around with it. If only they would add the Capitec app too that would be awesome!
  • Nedbank would be nice too.
  • +10000000000000000000
  • And ABSA!
  • That's it, he said ja my broer!
  • I hope live tile support is coming soon
  • Huh? What you mean live tile is coming soon? My city (Durban) is pinned to the start screen and it works really well I'm actually amazed by this app and I have a few weather apps but I have decided to use this one as my main one, if only I could link it to Cortana (wishful thinking).
  • Owjah thanks i pinned it its working now i guess my wifi wanst connecting cause it went blank it working now im going to use this one as my main and Bing weather as my secondary
  • It does have live-tiles :) You can see them in action here: http://blog.roguecode.co.za/weathersa-weather-africa-windows-phone To pin a tile, just select any city and click pin in the appbar.
  • Looks like a lot of the more advanced features, such as storm and lightning maps, require a paid subscription.
  • Some of the more advanced data requires a subscription, but there is a ton for free. In terms of storms and maps, the free subscription gives you the whole country view. The only limitation is that you cannot drill down into provincial view (but you can zoom manually by flipping the phone on its side). Basically, the free base level is more data than most people will need.
  • Yup, lovely app.
     
  • That looks great! Need a global version
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  • Downloading right now. So proud of local developers doing good work.