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Clock Hub will now tell you the weather too on Windows Phone 8.1

Earlier in the week, we brought to your attention a new app called Clock Hub. Its sole purpose is to be pinned as a wide Live Tile and to tell you the time, akin to HTC’s Hub app. With Windows Phone 8.1, developers can update Tiles once a minute, hence why this app is kind of news, that and many of you find it useful, including myself.

Today, version 1.1 went live in the Store and it brings a nice bonus feature: weather. The app will now use location services to pinpoint your whereabouts, revealing the current temperature.  It will also tell you the location and a basic, written forecast. Finally, version 1.1 will now also support the more traditional medium sized Tile, for those looking to save space.

What about battery life, you ask? Updating the clock on the app once a minute is not an intensive task. In fact, HTC did this years ago on their HTC Windows Phones with Microsoft’s blessing, so that should tell you a lot there. Regarding weather, the frequency of updates is not detailed in the app, though we’re quite certain it is not every minute, but more than likely once every 30 minutes.

You can pick up Clock Hub here in the Store for Windows Phone 8.1 devices only. Free.

Thanks, Austin C., for the tip!

QR: Clock Hub

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

234 Comments
  • I happen to like this app a lot. Been using it for days with no issue and recommend it if you like the look.
  • Earlier wasn't able to install dis app after a lot tries but after d update I am App size went down from 24mb to 1mb o_O
  • Happy Easter everyone!!
  • Yeah...that initial app size made me think twice and I chose to not install. Will give it another look, now.
  • Yup, was waiting for the app size to be reduced.. now that it is 1MB, I have installed it.
  • Same here. I wanted to uninstall HTC hub, but this app was even bigger!
  • MB for mega byts. m is for mili and b is for bits.
  • Me too wondering.. 
  • This app is sexy!
  • Most of the time, the large tile just shows the app icon instead of the time.
  • I'm working to solve this bug
  • Thank you for noticing the bug. Waiting for the fix otherwise app is cool D
  • I've never had that issue on my US 1520.. Just sayin.
  • If this app were on the iPhone it would be "Clock Hub minus the L"
  • lol I'm proud to say I've never owned an Apple product.  I might as well be living in the Gate's household   (the destitute part of the Gates household that is).
  • Fela, please update your ask.fm app. Bring transparent background please. I'm a heavy user of the app. I even bought it. Thanks!
  • Hi. The app is saying that I am in Disney (lol). But I am in Vitória, Brazil. I think this is a bug. Ah, I can help localize your app for Brazilian Portuguese if you want.
  • O thank you so much! I really feel so good when developers are prompt with their response. Thank you again. :)
  • Would it be possible to let the double wide tile render in high resolution? The text looks quite blurry on my L920, I can tell the difference between other app tiles.
  • Yeah thnx for chcking d comments
    M experiencing same issue
  • It died on my 1020. won't show time or even open. I tried to reinstall or even soft reset, nothing seem to work. any idea?
  • Fela - I had this installed on my 1020 with 8.1 and really liked it however I noticed when the tiles stop when the screen is not touched the time falls behind until touched again...which I assume is a limitation of the OS and cannot be addressed?
  • Yeah, the system stops all the tiles after some minutes of inactivity
  • I wasn't having this problem until this update. I hope you figure it out, as I really like the app. What is the source for the weather?
  • I use OpenWeatherMap
  • Fela, I have a Lumia 520, it is doing the same for me, though when I first pinned the app to my home screen and was sizing the tile, it showed the time, location and weather correctly.  But once I set the location on the home screen, it switched to the app logo.
  • Is this based on the ClockHub by Ultrashot from XDA? Unless you are him I'd give a citation as they look almost identical, and his is open source.   http://ultrashot.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WP-1.png https://github.com/ultrashot/clockhub-native
  • Nope, WinRT and Silverlight are really differents, no way to use his project, the name is only a coincidence
  • Hi Fela.  Appreciate your efforts to get Clock Hub debugged and working again. I'm running a Nokia 920 with WP8.1 .  I was thrilled to find your original app (the only thing I missed from my Android days).  When the update came through, the wide live tile stopped working after a couple of minutes.  Any news on a target date for having a fix released?
  • I think that the only way to get the app working is using static images like in the first version, so no weather support...
  • How do I get this weather update ? Its not on my Lumia 630, and there seems no way to update it either. Could you do a seperate Clock hub app with weather for we NOT in US ?
  • No reply. Very helpful I don't think
  • Co-sign. I don't want it for anything but the time so I keep the weather feature disabled.  I still only get the icon.
  • +1
    Same here.
    It's a good alternative to the HTC clock ... Since it doesn't work properly with 8.1
  • My issue is with background tasks and how many a phone can handle before spazzing out and all them stopping.
  • This app is what I've been wanting for WP since day one... WP8.1 has brought so many things to WP that users have been dying for, and dreaming about, since 2010... I'm loving it!!
  • "I'm loving it!!" Whoa!  This isn't McDonalds bro!  Windows Phone 8.1 is more like Burger King, because we are having it our way!
  • +920 mostly our way...
  • +1020 lol
  • Love the look on it. It kind of takes me back to Windows 6.5. Only thing missing is a battery meter.
  • Why does every one think every app needs to have a battery meter? There is one in the upper right corner.
  • Co-sign. I've had it sine the dev announced it in the forums. It works well with the look and feel on my 920. It doesn't seem to conflict with my other apps.
  • What does Microsoft have against clocks?  There absolutely should be a clock on the Desktop Tile on the Windows 8 Start Screen... and they need to add a clock to the Bing Weather app.  It's really that simple. I guess this is a good fix until Microsoft comes to its senses on clocks. lol
  • now update it to add the date aswell, even better
  • redundant. put it in the calculator app. not in the time app.
  • Are you sure those screenshots aren't from an HTC device ? :p
    They look very similar!
  • Those screenshots are from HTC devices. Notice the location of the 'PM'. It is much different from this app.
  • Its in the same location.
    Both the HTC app & Clock Hub use Double Digits for the Hour slot & the AM\PM is in the same spot on both.
  • Very similar, but the HTC app says "HTC" in the lower left corner just in case you forgot you're holding an HTC phone.
  • It only says HTC when you don't set a Location ... After that, the City & Weather Condition take it spot
  • No.. We've been using this app for days on our Lumia devices.. Lol!! Come on dude..
  • Yea I know, I've been using it for a few days too ... I was just commenting on the Weather addition ... Looks like an exact replica of the HTC tile. That's why I also put " :p "
  • Ohhhhhhh...
  • ;)
  • *unpins The Weather channel app from the start screen
  • The best
  • Can't stand this font. That's not Segoe UI, is it? Change the font and I'm sold!
  • This font looks very classy to me but the main problem is the live tile, which doesn't work properly most of the time.
  • Segoe UI or nothing in my book. It is the perfect font. This does not look like it.
  • Yup, doesn't work well with other apps using Segoe UI like Bing Weather or Simple Calendar...
  • Yes, I would use this app if it had a better font
  • It's the exact same font on your lock screen.. Take a look..
  • Nope, it's different. You can tell by the colon. The numbers are not quite the same too.
  • Thanks for that :) Daniel!
  • Its an awesome app.... Windowsphone 8.1 is doing wonders now... Now lagdroid people are like jaw drop when they see my windows phone with 8.1 and I feel like king of the world :D
  • Haha lol !
    The parallax does the trick !
  • Well, I would also like to be the king but my L620 lags with WP8.1 . I read that hard reset migh do but I haven't gotten around to try it yet.
  • This app has worked flawlessly for me so far knock on wood!
  • Stays useless
  • Try time me. It's far better than this
  • Time me doesn't update s good as this app
  • Time me has more option like fonts,background colour,battery percentage and many more
  • It does (and always has) if you Sideload it, which is a simple process. Way more options than this App. There's an 8.1 version coming soon.
  • Love it
  • This is cool but does it still put 50 notifications in the notification center every hour? My phone would go off every minute for this app.
  • I think that was just an earlier version, regardless, all you had to do was go into the Notification center settings, choose that app, and disable all notifications. Problem solved.
  • Happy Easter to you, and the rest of the WPCentral team Dan!
  • Did they stop spamming the rate and review stuff in the action center yet? i removed it because of the 5 messages in 10 minutes :P
  • As I noted above, all you had to do was turn them off in the Notification center. While that was annoying, the power was always within you to turn it off ;)
  • You can block it in Settings > notifications+actions.
  • If the app is useful to you there is always the option to give it a review.
  • I need to give this a try because the HTC tile on my 8X is often off by an hour or two ever since I updated to 8.1. It will update once in a while and then time will stop for an hour or two.
  • Give it a shot.
    I'm using temporarily until HTC updates their app to work properly with 8.1 . I can't stand my Start Screen without a Giant Clock .... It looks sooooo Lumia ;) nah just kidding .... Just kidding everyone, put the pitchforks down.
    Come to think of it, I always had a Giant lock in my home screen ... Even in my old Android days
  • How to update live tile , every one minute?
  • After update doesnt work
  • crashes after update on my Lumia 820
  • Same goes for my L820!
  • Same with me too..
  • Same here. It was fine before toays update.
  • Same here very buggy now
  • Speaking of weather tiles updating, I wish Bing weather's live tile would update more often. Maybe not every minute but every 10-15 would be Ok. I just find that it often is way off from when I actually go into the app.
  • Lol I never understood the point of clock apps on 8.1 since the time doesn't go away. Lol nice app though.
  • It looks pretty I guess. I see the appeal but I'd rather commit the Live Tile space for something more useful, when I have my time on the status bar, Lock Screen and Glance Screen already...
  • Exactly. It's not exactly a waste of space but the update provided us with the time already. Weather can be put on the lock screen with Bing which renders the app almost useless.
  • I have to say the weather app on the ativ s neo is still prettier.
  • Maybe in the future the developer will be able to update the app to flip between weather and clock... One side will be the clock and temperature and the other side would be five day forecast and weather details
  • Thanks but a love Bing weather a lot.
  • After update sometimes seeing just icon on the tile.. Not updating properly..
  • I installed it a half hour ago. For the first 15 minutes or so all was fine then it changed to only showing the icon on the live tile. I launched the app and now it is working again. We'll see how long that holds up.   Edit: It stopped working again, but I noticed that I am low on battery and this app was not allowed to operate in the background when the battery saver comes on. I changed that setting and it works fine. Now if only I could figure out why my battery doesn't even make it to lunch time since 8.1 :(
  • +++1
  • Very similar to TIME ME? Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Uh you're way late. Someone already mentioned this.
  • Yeah, but time me don't update the tile very often like this.
  • Since the update its crashing all the time I cant even open it. Reinstalling didnt help. I have lumia 1020 and Windows 8.1
  • Same here, Lumia 620 with 8.1
  • That music symbol doesn't appear in my Cortana screen. Just Cortana's Notebook
  • Does not work with Lumia 920
  • Great addition to this app.  I feel guilty for grabbing it free with teh continued work on it. 
  • They should app the option to display many time zones.
  • Not working well :( works fine for sometime and then it shows just it's icon plz fix it :|
  • Installed the app. But when trying to open it it crashes. Samsung ativ S.
  • They really need to have support for Chinese language wp8.1, it crashes upon starting when my UI is in traditional Chinese...
  • Is anyone having problem with this app? I cannot even start, it crash few second after initial run :( Lumia 920 Poland)
  • Works fine on my Lumia 920 in Australia
  • Yup, it doesn't work.
  • Help! ive updated the app to the new version with the weather included, but i didnt get the chance to try it, the app stopped working, i tried entering the application via the start menu as well, but its crashing at the loading. what do i do? am i the only one? using HTC 8X [ since 8.1, the HTC hub stopped updating itself as a live tile ]
  • GREAT! Now I can have the temp in both F and C!
  • No need for a clock when it's already there in the right corner.
  • Weak eyes create the need to have a clock with big numbers :)
  • I just wish it had more options to the weather, or just show info from current weather app like Bing ect. So far so good, looking forward what next updates will bring :)
  • Installed, pinned, HTC app uninstalled. My 8X (running 8.1) is now back to its old self. In your face, HTC!
  • Looks strange on a phablet Even the wide tile is too narrow
  • Not showing correct weather. Location is correct though
  • Ability to change weather location??
  • I like the look, but it doesn't use my Township for weather info, bothers me. I'll continue to use Weather(Bing).
  • Does not work on my Lumia 1520 and Windows phone 8.1
  • Does it drain battery after update, everybody?
  • Welp, that's one less exclusive noteworthy feature HTC possesses on this platform.
  • Would it be possible to center the clock on the tile. Its driving me insane that its too far up the tile. (hope I'm not the only one) haha. Love ❤ this app though!
  • That's typical of WPs "metro" design language. But yes, the option would be nice.
  • Doesn't work after the update. The app force closes all the time.
    On Lumia 625
  • Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app
  • working fine
  • Nice, can we plz get too chose weather provider. I like yr.no.
  • Keeps reverting back to the clock icon. Don't think I'm going to be able to keep it. Shame as it was nice for the first few minutes.
  • EDIT: took the weather off and its been running ok for now. EDIT#2: Nope. gotta dump it. doers not stay on the clock face, keeps going back to a small clock icon. FWIW, im using a nokia icon running 8.1. Uninstalling.
  • I use it because it looks like HTC one which I liked.....we have a lot of weather apps
  • Throw in alarm functionality and I'll be sold.
  • I can't even open the app, it's crashing all the time - HTC 8X & WP 8.1.
  • Doesn't this feature come with the HTC 8x?
  • HTC Hub tile doesn't work on WP 8.1 :)
  • For obvious reasons. HTC are still developing the update with firmware and new apps. Expect broken things.
  • They're developing update with firmware for HTC M8? Last update for any app for WP8 was in september 2013... I will change my phone for Lumia 1520 or 930.
  • Oh ok :P
  • On my Lumia Icon (South Florida) the time portion has always worked great. However, it is showing the temperature to be 9 degrees warmer than weather.com However, the locations are showing individual communities rather than my city. I am impressed with the micro-geolocating, but it can't be that much warmer 1/4 mile away! Side note: if you turn off the temperature, it would be impressive if the clock font grew to fill in the space.
  • Not showing the correct location in my device. But the forecast showing is alright.
  • Someone tell me which wallpaper he is using!
    And also great app. :D Love it.
  • It's an app he's using. It generates random low-polygon wallpapers. Find the WPCentral article about his start screen.
  • Ah, thankyou so much. :D
  • Whooo -- Sorry if I am mean, I just dislike mean people! --
  • Doesnt work after update
  • Good app ever since HTC app live tile messed up
  • With the status bar being made persistent by the 8.1 update, are apps like this honestly even necessary anymore? There's already a clock onscreen at all times... I'd rather pin tiles that ADD functionality, not duplicate existing function