Amazing Weather HD updated, new HD images and you can use your own photos now
Amazing Weather HD is simply an amazing Windows Phone weather app. Along with a nice level of weather coverage (forecasts, radar, satellite, etc.), the app also has support that pulls stunning HD weather images to your Windows Phone lockscreen.
Amazing Weather HD has been updated to version 4.2. We suspect a little fine tuning was done under the hood (the app seems to have a bit more zip to it), the most notable change with the update is with the lockscreen support.
Not only are there new HD images to rotate to your lockscreen but now you can use your own images as lockscreen wallpapers with the app's weather overlays.
When you go into Amazing Weather HD's settings you'll have four sources for lockscreen images. You still have the Amazing Weather HD images and Bing's Daily Images but now you can choose Custom Image or Local Album.
The Custom Image option will let you choose one image from your Pictures Hub to use as a lockscreen image. The Local Album option lets you choose one album within your Pictures Hub and the images will rotate at random to your lockscreen.
You still have the seven lockscreen styles to choose what weather information is displayed. It's just now you can showcase your own images and enjoy all the weather information Amazing Weather HD can provide.
The update is fairly fresh so it may take a while before we see it pushed out. You can always go to the Windows Phone Store and manually update as well.
If you haven't tried Amazing Weather HD, there is a trial version available with the full version running $1.99. You can find Amazing Weather HD here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store. You also have Amazing Weather HD Lite (opens in new tab) (right QR Code) that is a free app but hasn't been updated to allow for custom lockscreen images.
Thanks, aaa6112, for the tip!
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Edit: Also, one typo in the lockscreen settings. If you click on "Updates" in the lockscreen page, the page that pops up is titled "Live Tile Update Intervals" instead of "Lockscreen Update Intervals". I've had a folder called "Wallpapers" on my L920 waiting for this feature to be available. :)
This website has some really awesome wallpapers, and allows you to choose the resolution of your choice: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/downloads/date/any/
In fact, it really is only the animations that make this app cool. Otherwise, Accuweather or Weather.com both provide as good if not better weather experiences.
Not saying this makes Weather Flow inferior or bad, just replying to your comment about there being one thing Amazing Weather HD can do that Weather Flow can't. I'm sure Weather Flow can do a thing or two that Amazing Weather HD can't.
1. Weather Flow does not show the chance of rain percentage for the forcast other than today's. Live tile or within the app.
2. Only has a 5 day forcast compared to a 7 day forcast.
3. Does not have a radar.
4. Hourly only shows the next 7 hours. Amazing Weather shows the next 24.
5. Thre is much less information on the hourly forcast, and the daily forcast.
6. When you open Weather Flow it does not refresh the weather. You have to hit the three dots and the click refresh. This one completly suprises me.
I'm already having a hard time deciding which app to use for the lock screen !
HTC app , Paper Shuffle & now WPcentral :)
After the update today, when I went to put the app as my backround, the app kept crashing. I have a 920.
Still not a fan of the realistic animated backgrounds. Look rather soft..
That's a rip-off!