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Weather+ renaming contest: Vote for your favorite new name!

Last Thursday, we asked for your help rename Weather+ for Windows Phone. The app, developed by Bailey Stein, had received a ‘Content infringement claim’ from an iOS developer who had an app of the same name. So what to do? Why not ask you folks, since you use it!

The rules were simple: suggest a new name in comments. We would then pick five from the more than 1000 entries, and hold a poll where you can vote for your favorite. Well, that time is upon us, so head past the break for the five winners or round one, and vote for your favorite!

Here are the five new names going forward to the voting round:

  • One Weather - Twitter@Firas_MD
  • WinChill - Tense
  • Weather X - moc426
  • 4castr - wildbohr
  • WeatherM8 - 963Delta

As promised, all five of those participants get a $15 gift certificate to the Windows Phone Central Store (we’ll be in contact soon, so check your PMs). And now for the second part: vote for which one you like the most! (Poll is below. If using our app, slide to the right and hit 'Show in Browser' to vote or just head to m.wpcentral.com/weather-renaming-contest-vote)

Whichever title wins, will also get an extra $35 gift certificate to the Store and of course, have their title emblazoned on an app. You have 24 hours to vote, so get cracking!

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

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.

113 Comments
  • I vote for Weather X
  • One Weather is very classy, I like it :)
  • +1
  • +1
  • 4castr 4 ever :O
  • Um, sure... You can totally vote for 4castr and I vote for One Weather, how about it. ^^
  • One Weather.  Case closed!
  • I wanted to vote for One Weather. Liked it the best, but because of OneDrive and Xbox One, I just couldn't get myself to vote for it. :-)
  • Congrats to all who's entries got selected ! :)
  • SwipeCloud was much better gesture orientated and to do with weather
  • I bet that was rejected because it sounds like some cloud storage or streaming service. When I first read it I thought of Sound Cloud.
  • One weather. Glad to see its on top, literally!
  • No weather , to much weather, again weather etc
  • One Microsoft...One Weather !
  • But this is not a Microsoft app. Using the Microsoft naming convention is cliche. Its like all those iOS apps throwing a random i in front of their name.
  • ok i was just saying the "one ms " quote....of cos its not a MS app...doesnt mean it cant have the name though ?
  • I wasn't saying it shouldn't be allowed to have the name. It just seem unoriginal and cliche to me. That's all :)
  • Agree.
  • +1
  • Not crazy about any of them...this is a great app though, and whatever it turns out to be named won't change that!
  • Agreed
  • 4castr sounds great.
  • If the dev is going to make more apps then he can use prefix 4 like Rudy's 6. Much better to have a stamp of his own as a dedicated dev winning hearts WP users.
  • Also the app will stay on the top of the list if no live tile is pinned.
  • It is literally one of the dumbest names I've seen. It's bad enough that people still cannot figure out that numbers are not for spelling, but the person even skipped a vowel on top of that. It is grammatical genocide, I am almost sure of it.
  • +1 4castr gets my vote
  • Yes
  • It sounds like a license plate
  • +920
  • How about "Wither", minecraft fans might like it.
  • Weather or not.
  • One Wheater sounds cool :D
  • One Weather
  • "One Weather" This is Best Name :)
  • One weather
  • 4castr. I was going to post it but was beat by a quicker thinker.
  • everything with a number in the beggining remember me Rudy's app. So I dont vote for that. :P
  • One Weather
  • Winchill
  • WinChill
  • One Weather and WinChill are the top two definitely. I chose WinChill because it would be easier to speak the voice commands set by the app, for example, "WinChill, what's the weather going to be like?" flows better than, "One Weather, what's the weather going to be like?"
  • Re-Vote. Closing and opening the browser allows the same user to pick the same selection more than once. Lets make our pick right here on the comments section like the first draft.
  • 4castr.
  • WinChill for the win. Get it? Win4windows?!?
  • ForecastNow
  • Mausam touch
  • Its international bro..Not Indian From My Lumia 929
  • If anyone hasn't suggested, how about "weatherflo"?
  • I vote for Weather X
  • OneWeather is gonna be d winnr..But the other names dont deserve to be in the top 5..I saw much more attractive names in the previous draft.. From My Lumia 929
  • ...929?
  • VVIP treatment..Nokia gave me their new handset to test it..Only then they would be releasin it to the general public.. From My Lumia 929
  • No. No they didn't.
  • Yes they did..Cant tell ye more..Have been sworn to secrecy.. From My Lumia 929
  • No. If you were sworn to secrecy, you wouldn't put it in your signature. You're just a kid with an ego problem.
  • Oops..Forgot to remove the signature..Secrets out now.. From My Lumia 929
  • One weather ftw
  • One weather sounds good to me.
  • WinChill is hilarious.
  • Winchill
  • WeatherM8
  • One weather
  • Don't use ONE, as MS may not approve
  • Like SKY and +....ONE can also cause troubles.... From My Lumia 929
  • Great article, as always, Daniel. :-)
  • WeatherIsTheNewFartApp App.
  • One weather
  • Weathever
  • Ohh did I just see this http://1weatherapp.com/ 1= ONE?
  • Didn't I submit weather x first?
  • Doesn't matter.;) contest was fixed ;)
  • i had suggested 'one weather'!!!
  • Is there a app on play store by same name?
  • i'll vote for myself here XD One Weather ;)
  • Lucky u..But my WeatherUpdate also sounnded well.. From My Lumia 929
  • Tell me more about that 929 ... How come you have one?  
  • Didnt u read the comments above?? U will get to know more about it.. From My Lumia 929
  • Weather wow
  • Lol. I just said weather M8 off the top my head!
  • I think I'll vote for my suggestion, even though it doesn't look like I'll be winning. :P
  • Of course I'm not voting, I thought mine was the best!! :/ Good luck to the finalists. :)
  • How about Incrediweather?
  • Cant believe my eyes, all those five names sucks badly. Really gay names, esp. WeatherM8. Dont change the name and keep Weather+
  • 1MiNo2: You dumb homophope. He can't keep "Weather+".
  • MetroWeather was my entry. Thought that was better than those five winners. Meh
  • 4caster
  • One Weather, so many weather apps...
  • +1....for 40USD so many fights.. From My Lumia 929
  • 4castr will get it high up in the app list, and I suggested 4cast so I vote for that. (4castr is better!)
  • When I was trying numerous weather apps, I quickly found myself only using the apps with names starting with "weather." It didn't matter that some of the non-w named apps were significantly better. I may give the apparent winner a try, but...
  • I'm the opposite. Boring names like "WeatherPro" etc usually means boring and crude apps too. Interesting names show creativity and I'm more likely to check then out.
  • Feather weather
  • 4castr
  • I think I would call it Weather One
  • One Weather
  • Weather X
  • Flappy Weather
  • 4castr
  • you go to a weather app to get the forcast so 4caster is very appropriate!
  • It's a little late for suggestions, but how about MotherNature+.  There's a "Mother Nature" wallpaper app on Android, so I don't know if that would be a problem or not.
  • The BIG WINNER here is the developer. He couldn't come up with an original name. WPCentral is paying out $110 in gift certificates to help this guy out. On top of it all, he is charging $1.99 for a live tile!
  • WHOO HOO one of my entries was selected!
  • One Weather
  • Cloudy with meatballs !
  • MetroWeather
  • Flappy Weather
  • Weather now
  • 4castr!
  • One weather is good.
  • Weather Vane
  • I voted One Weather, but really, I would prefer Weather One. Flows nicer, like Xbox one.
  • That 4cast was my idea I gave it first :(
  • Think, my #WeatherMood sounds a little better, but from this top five 4castr sounds good.