Weather Hound is one of our favorite Windows Phone weather apps. Its minimalistic design delivers a healthy amount of forecast information that includes your current weather conditions, an hourly forecast and a seven-day forecast. Add Live Tile and Lockscreen support and Weather Hound is a solid, attractive looking Windows Phone weather app.
An update is now available for Weather Hound that takes the app to version 2.0 that has the customary bug fixes and performance enhancements along with support for HD lockscreens on 1GB+ devices, weather alerts, and more.
The HD Lockscreen support came about at the request of users who didn't like the blurry lockscreen images on the 1080p Windows Phones. After a little bit of work, Weather Hound now supports HD resolution for Bing images, solid color or custom images with the 1GB+ Windows Phones.
A Weather Alerts page has been added to Weather Hound's main pages that offers detailed information on your current weather situations. The update will also add a notification on the main, summary page of the application. Future updates should see toast and Live Tile notifications for weather alerts added to Weather Hound.
Other key features of the version 2.0 update include:
- Extra Live Tiles
- Original Live Tiles cleaned up
- User controlled Live Tile transparency
- Nearest storm distance displayed on the Summary Page
- Splash Screen redesign
You still have the ability to add New York City Subway information through an in-app purchase ($.99).
We are told that new features are in the works that should be pushed out in the coming months. Hopefully weather radar is one of the features under construction. Regardless, the updated version of Weather Hound improves upon an already nice Windows Phone weather app.
- Weather Hound - Windows Phone 8 - Trial / $1.99 - Store Link
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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.