Vieather has been available from the Windows Phone Store for some time now and delivers the basic weather forecast data to your phone in an attractive and customizable manner. The app has seen several updates through the years to improve performance, including expanding its coverage by offering a Windows PC version. It comes as no surprise that Vieather was selected as one of this month's AdDuplex HERO Apps.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network. The program partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers. We close out the month spending a little time with Vieather.
Vieather is a free app available for both Windows PC and Phones with a host of in-app purchases that include removing the ad support and unlocking features. The core app delivers the essential weather forecast data in somewhat of a minimalist fashion, but it's visually-appealing nonetheless.
The opening screen will highlight the current conditions and an hourly breakdown of what to expect, weather-wise, throughout the day. Current conditions on Vieather include the temperature, sunrise/sunset times, humidity levels, UV levels, dew point, visibility and winds. You will also have a large icon that reflects the current condition and a short description of what you should see outside. The hourly forecast covers temperatures, general conditions (humidity, winds, etc.) and the rain chance percentages.
From the main display, Vieather utilizes a panoramic design with additional screens to display a seven-day forecast and a listing of your saved locations. Vieather can use your location information to automatically set your forecast, or you can manually add global cities. The list will not only show you the locations you have added but also the current conditions for each location. This is a nice touch, allowing you to get a glimpse of what the weather is like for all your locations without having to switch between locations.
The three-dot menu runs consistently throughout the app and will pull up options to access the personalization settings, the app's general settings, view your in-app purchase options and view the about screen. You also have the option to visit the Store to see additional apps by the developers.
Personalization options include Live Tile options, app background colors and accent colors. General settings include options for language support, data sources, turn on/off location services, update frequency and weather unit choices (Fahrenheit or Celsius).
Vieather does not have support for weather alerts or weather radar/maps. However, if you are looking for an attractive app to deliver the basic weather information you can use to help plan your day, Vieather might just fit the bill perfectly.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.
Keep in mind that the HERO Apps are different than what you find with the myAppFree deals. The HERO Apps are free, ad-supported titles that often have the option to remove the ad-support via in-app purchases. The myAppFree deal delivers a paid app or game at a discounted price or for free.
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