Amazing Weather goes Lite with free version

Amazing Weather is a very nice weather app for your Windows Phone and for the free, ad-supported app fans out there the developer has recently recently released Amazing Weather Lite. The free Lite version has banner ads and only supports one live tile (paid version supports six) that can only be updated daily.

Beyond those two differences, Amazing Weather Lite is just as impressive of a weather app as the original. Key features include:

  • Unique attractive UI with three distinct themes
  • Live tile with auto location feature using GPS
  • Five different cities and an optional auto location using GPS
  • Weather Alerts
  • Weather animations based on current conditions, and daily forecast
  • Detailed current conditions data including UV, wind,visibility, humidity, pressure and more
  • Seven days quick view weather forecast
  • Detailed text and daily forecast.Radar, infrared and satellite imagery
  • Offline (manual) mode for when you are traveling

One nice feature about the Live Tile is that while you can only update it daily, you can set the approximate time of the update. Amazing Weather Lite may be limited to one tile, but this is a nice feature to help ease the pain of the restriction.

As far as the layout is concerned Amazing Weather Lite does differ slightly from Amazing Weather. The control buttons that would normal line up at the bottom of the screen (alerts, hourly forecast, radar, and pin) are now hidden in the "three dot" menu.  This gives the main display a little more real estate and minimizes the impact of the ad banner.  A nice touch by the developer.

Weather data is still provided by Weather Underground and if you're looking for a nice looking weather app for your Windows Phone, Amazing Weather Lite is worth a gander. You can find Amazing Weather Lite (free) here at the Windows Phone Marketplace and Amazing Weather ($1.49) here at the Marketplace.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.