WeatherSense launches on Windows Phone 8; download it for free today

There's certainly no shortage of weather apps on the Windows Phone store. Just in case you require yet another one installed on your device, here's WeatherSense. The brand new app has just launched on Windows Phone 8 and much like other apps sharing similar functionality, it tells you how the weather is should you be looking to venture outside.

You know the drill, folks. Just like any other weather app, you download WeatherSense, fire up the app and set your locations. The app will then relay details on how the weather is at last update, as well as a basic outlook on the handful of days ahead. The UI is also similar to what we've come to expect from developers who attempt to launch their own solutions in this app category.

The default view when browsing a location will show today's date, time and the current temperature. Below this information will be a daily and hourly forecast, coupled with a background that sports subtle animations - it's a nice touch. WeatherSense is simply, effective and gets the job done. As you can see in the lead image of this article, there's Live Tile support. The only issue is the lack of configuration for the tiles themselves. 

Lockscreen access can also be granted in the settings area. This will essentially display the same information that's shown in the app, accompanied by the hourly and daily forecast. Again there are no options for the Lockscreen integration, which will utilise your location to display relevant data. Vocal weather updates are included, along with voice commands. Another useful feature is the extreme weather toast notification alerts.

Finally, you can share weather reports with others and view analytics. You can download WeatherSense from the Windows Phone store for free (Windows Phone 8 only; usually $0.99).

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.