Weatherfrog joins the ranks of Windows Phone 8 weather apps

Some may argue there are way too many weather apps available for our Windows Phone. However, having such a vast selection the odds of finding that one Windows Phone weather app that matches your needs and tastes increases.  If you are looking for a simple, picturesque weather app for Windows Phone 8, Weatherfrog hopes to make your short list of choices.

The app features dynamic background images that match your current location and a modest amount of forecast information. Weatherfrog hit the Windows Phone Store shelves about a month ago and is yet another weather app option worth considering for your Windows Phone.

When you first launch Weatherfrog, you will need to enter your forecast location. Where many of the weather apps available for our Windows Phones takes advantage of the panorama layout, Weatherfrog approaches things from a slightly different approach by stacking everything vertically, much like we see with Weather+.

The opening view lists your forecast location at the top of the screen and the current temperature at the bottom. Joining the temperature display is a weather icon/written description reflecting the current conditions and the forecast high/low temperature.

Swiping up at the screen reveals additional forecast information in windowpanes that includes:

  • Forecast: This window will have an hourly breakdown for the current dates forecast (side scrollable) and a seven day forecast (vertically scrollable).
  • Details: This window will have more detailed information about the current conditions that includes a feels like temperature, humidity levels, visibility, UV index and a brief description of the conditions.
  • Wind and Pressure: An animated windmill will illustrate the current wind conditions along with a readout of the current wind speed.  Tapping this pane will display a seven-day forecast for the wind and pressure.
  • Precipitation: This is an hourly breakdown of what you can expect as far as rain is concerned.  Tap on this pane and a chart will be displayed of the precipitation forecast for the next seven days.
  • Sunrise and Sundown: An animated window showing the current position of the sun along with the expected sunrise and sundown times.

Up under the three-dot menu for Weatherfrog you will find options to add a location, access the settings, update the weather information, and remove a location. Weatherfrog does support multiple locations and to switch between locations, just swipe to the left/right.

Settings for Weatherfrog cover the general options such as time display (12 hour or 24 hour) and units of measurements. Additionally, you have settings pages that include:

  • Picture: This is options setting how close you want the background images to match your current location and illustrate the weather conditions. Alternatively, you can use your own image as the background.
  • Lockscreen: Here you choose the location you want to be used for your lockscreen information.
  • Live Tile: Weatherfrog has a few options on Live Tile layout for both the medium and wide tile sizes.

In using Weatherfrog for a short time, it comes across as a respectable weather option for your Windows Phone 8 devices. It lacks any radar images and at times, the text blends in too much with the background image. The layout of Weatherfrog is user friendly and I like having all the forecast information on one page.

Weatherfrog may not pull in all the weather information that Accuweather, Weather Channel or Bing Weather will but for a mid-level weather app, it does a nice job of things.

There is a timed trial version available (48 hours I believe) for Weatherfrog with the full version running $.99. Weatherfrog is available for Windows Phone 8 and you can find it here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Weatherfrog

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.

  • Yam Yam picture :)
  • Leave weather alone, please!!!
  • Can someone start making fart apps with metro design and radar and stuff? I bet that will be more novel than any more weather app on WP!
  • I'm not installing another weather app unless they provide an umbrella with it. Enough already!!!
  • Looks good. And I tried some of the available weather apps for WP.
  • Why isn't Bing maps on windows phone natively?
  • It is, but if you have a Nokia phone it's hidden in favor of Here Maps. There's an app you can download that restores the link to it in the app list.
  • Its there, just the launcher is hidden.
  • Wow, this is pretty awesome. The localization is fascinating. Wish the live tile could show forecast for the next few hours and I'm set to buy it.
  • Is this the app that we were suggesting a name for the same?
  • No this is yet another article about another weather app. Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
    ~Oscar Wilde
  • Check Yahoo Weather for Android, see any similarities, will not pay for something so "unorginal", would pay for legit "Yahoo Weather".....
  • Wow! Good catch. That is such an unoriginal design. However, that Yahoo! app is super decent for an Android! 
  • Yes it is, I run it on my HTC One, sadly no Yahoo Weather on WP8, Bing is decent enough. Paying for something that is such a ............. (fill in your word) of an orginal one is just not right. Supprised WPCentral is highliiting it.
  • Still stick on Bing Weather. But I love choices. This one look awesome. Gonna give it a try. :)
  • Yes, finally. Thanks George for the tip!
  • I wish we had a weather app as nice as Yahoo Weather on the iphone.
  • I Agree with you, the Yahoo weather app is great ;)
  • This weather app is identical to Yahoo weather on iOS and Android
  • WeatherBug is the only one we need.
  • Good to have choice.
  • Its now becoming Windows (weather )phone
  • This weather app is identical to Yahoo Weather app on iOS and Android
  • You should say one more time.
  • Another weather app that doesn't know where Madeira island is, let alone the city of Funchal. Next.!
  • Where is Madeira Island anyway
  • Weather To-Go finds Funchal in Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal. One of these is indeed on Madeira Island. :-)
  • hope i get my Lumia soon to try all these amazing apps :)
  • Wow ! Another fantastic weather app !!!!!
  • Still wish we had RadarScope
  • Damn!! No more weather apps!!! Still think that Bing weather is the best!!!
  • Weatherbug is good too. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Yeahh.. But I think you'll have to pay for the extra features loool!!
  • Congratulations George. I think you have reviewed every weather app in the Store except mine. Can't be an accident can it? No indeed.
  • Dean, Looks like you've gotten some great "In-Store Reviews" for Weather To-Go!
  • Thanks, its doing pretty well, particularly in Italy and Russia.
  • Reported this app to Microsoft and Yahoo for a complete rip-off of Yahoo weather.
  • Yep, i even checked it out. Practically the same. Posted via the WPC App for Android!