Beautiful Vieather heads to 2.0 with Windows Phone 8 support, new weekly forecast

There are certainly plenty of weather apps on Windows Phone, and everyone has their idea of the perfect one. One of my favorites is Vieather, which hails from Vietnam. The app is lean, mean and it’s free (ad-free too). It doesn’t have Doppler radar or breaking weather alerts, but it does offer a nice visual approach to your current conditions. Did I mention there’s also a Windows 8 app for your Surface?

Version 2.0 just landed on the Store the today and if you already use the app, then you may have been alerted to the update.  The changelog is a partial carry over from the last few updates, though I’ll tell you exactly what’s new.

Vieather 2.0

  • Windows Phone 8.0 only now (last update though should still work for 7.8 users)
  • 1080P display support (no more black bar near the top, uses full display)
  • New Forecast design – instead of a line graph, it’s now a bar one with the temperatures moved up into the graph, making it cleaner looking

The developer even humorously notes that it’s now “faster..”. I can’t attest if it’s faster, though I do like the updated graphics for my Lumia 1520 and the new forecast design, which is much easier on the eyes. Still, I have had it refresh with a blank screen quite a few times already on my Lumia Icon, so something may still be off. Your mileage may vary.

I like Vieather a lot. Like I said, it’s doesn’t have any killer features besides a great design, fast and light weight. You can customize the look though with various accent colors and even a light theme. But for some, that’s exactly what you want in an app. And considering that the price is free with no-ads either, it’s one of those rare gem of an app with no strings.

Pick up Vieather 2.0 here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only for new features. Also, try out the Windows 8 version if you have a chance, as it offers a similar experience.

Thanks, Bruno M., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.